Global Procurement Lead - Direct Materials

  • SALARY: Competitive
  • Location : Berkshire
Job Description
Global Category Buyer – Raw Materials
Pod Talent are working to find a Global Category Buyer for an ever growing pharmaceutical business. The role will manage the transactional elements of the purchasing department in relation to direct materials, and in doing so manage all the suppliers within that category. This role will manage approx £100m of spend which roughly equates to ner a quarter of the overall business spend. 
In addition to the above you will also be responsible for delivering cost savings and other procurement projects, whilst measuring performance against specified criteria such as milestones, and supplier performance along with PPV reports. You will develop Business Continuity plans, whilst maintaining accurate data on electronic systems, therefore an understanding of SAP & Excel would be beneficial.
To be suitable for this role you will need experience in the following:
• Suitable degree in a relevant area
• Strong influence and communication skills
• Pharma industry knowledge
• Purchasing experience in Direct Materials
We are looking to move quickly with this role and setup some initial conversations within the first couple of weeks. If you are interested it is strongly recommended to apply and one of the consultants will get back to you shortly.