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Procurement Specialist

£Competitive | Greater Manchester |  Quality Assurance and Supply Chain, Procurement |  Permanent  | Ref:890138

The Role

Procurement Specialist - Biotech - Manchester - £Competitive


The Company

Our client is a growing biotechnology company focussed on excellence within the molecular diagnostics space. They have been highly adaptable during the Covid 19 pandemic and continue to develop and administer testing across the UK. They are looking for an ambitious Procurement Specialist to join their established team in Manchester.


The Role

The Procurement Specialist role has a key focus on supplier relationships and process implementation. There will be no line management responsibilities at this time. Responsibilities include:

  • Improve supplier performance in terms of quality, cost, delivery, technology and service, in order to achieve business targets
  • Lead supplier negotiations and drive successful completion of cost reduction projects in order to achieve the best total cost of ownership for the company.
  • Provide budget recommendations and deliver price variance savings to improve business profitability
  • Maintain critical supplier agreements ensuring that all critical components are kept up to date and that supplier contractual obligations are met.
  • Reduce risk through implementation of contractual terms and conditions while identifying and approving second sources of supply where appropriate
  • Adopt a cross functional and customer focused approach through regular liaison with Logistics, Product Operations, Service Labs, Research and Development and Commercial teams to ensure decisions are in line with customer requirements.



  • Proven track record of international direct materials sourcing; ideally gained in a biotechnology or diagnostic manufacturing environment.
  • Experience managing international commercial/procurement projects
  • Strong project management and people skills with the ability to deliver results through teams.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and analytical skills
  • Computer literate with competence in MS Excel data analysis functions and to create effective PowerPoint presentations
  • Highly desirable to be a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • Experience of using Sage and/ or Oracle Netsuite software systems


What should you do next?

This Procurement Specialist role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to join a growing and highly skilled group of professionals in an interesting market space. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Nadya Libecans

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work on the Drug Development team specialising in Quality (QA) and Supply Chain roles within the pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer healthcare markets.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

I cover all levels from Administration to Director level within QA, QC, Supply Chain, Procurement and Logistics.

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

For both Quality and Supply Chain, Brexit is a huge topic at the moment. Clients and candidates I work with have been working extensively to organise contingency strategies to minimise the effects to cost of manufacture and speed of product delivery.

What’s makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I believe knowledge is power and I strive to learn as much about people and the industry as possible to build lasting relationships and produce the best results for candidates and clients. 


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