Purchasing Manager - Prescription Medicines

West Midlands
£Excellent + Car, Bonus and Benefits
30 Mar 2017
27 Apr 2017
Paul Riordan
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Your new company
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Buyer / Purchasing Manager to lead a team of Buyers sourcing pharmaceuticals from throughout Europe as part of an established retail and wholesale business who are a major player in the pharmacy sector. The company are going through a significant phase of growth and key to the this continued expansion is the Purchasing Manager role.

Your new role
You will lead negotiations with new and existing suppliers and play a crucial role in the management and leadership of your Buying team to deliver sales against budget via the sourcing of prescription drugs from Europe. You will identify new products and manage the necessary legislation with regards to licences and import by establishing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. With ultimate responsibility for getting the right product at the right price, you will also be responsible for the definition of supplier strategy, and you will play a key role in the delivery of financial targets and KPIs for your category.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role you will be a first rate negotiator who has operated at a senior level, ideally within the healthcare industry, including Generic Medicines, Parallel Imports or NHS Supply. Although we will consider other industries. Either way, you will have experience of trading within the European market where you will have final sign-off and ultimate responsibility for the full commercial operation. This will have included managing and developing a team of Buyers through first class leadership skills. Furthermore you will be engaging, inspiring and able to build relationships coupled with a customer comes first focus at all times.

What you'll get in return
In return you can expect an excellent salary and package including company car or car allowance, Excellent pension, generous holiday allowance, healthcare and a great bonus earning potential

What you need to do now
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