Buyer - Generic Medicines
Your new company
Our client is a unique, global business who have experienced sustained success through delivering an innovative style of Retail and Wholesale across their family of companies. Millions of people rely on the wide spectrum of their products every day, which is why they are always looking for talented professionals to join their growing team and discover the rewards of working for this diverse and growing Global business. As a leading player in their industry, this dynamic organisation is seeking to recruit a high calibre Buyer to manage the purchasing and procurement process for the Generic Medicines category.
Your new role
Key responsibilities will include ensuring the product is purchased effectively to achieve financial targets and managing the range in to the business through the supply chain. Key to this will be the ability to effectively source new suppliers as well as maintain and nurture relationships with existing suppliers. You will ensure the business successfully implements the Generic Medicines procurement strategy to ensure that they achieve sales targets and KPI's for the category.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you will be a a shrewd negotiator, with a style that is able to adapt to suppliers of varying sizes You will have strong commercial and analytical skills with the ability to manage complex data and use sound reasoning to solve problems as well as using in depth knowledge of the market to maximise sales and profits. With the ability to influence at all levels and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, you will also possess strong retail market and product knowledge, ideally in healthcare including generic medicines, OTC Pharmaceuticals, but other FMCG / Grocery categories will be considered.
What you'll get in return
For the successful applicant you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career. You will assume real responsibility but be well trained and developed to undertake it. You'll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition to highly competitive salaries, they offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, pension scheme, professional support and relevant training, childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday and an employee discount scheme. What's more, they regularly review their rewards package and it is improving all the time
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please visit hays.co.uk/retail to see all of the vacancies we are working on