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Junior Buyer / Procurement

£20k - £25k | North West, Cheshire |  Pharmaceutical Company, Supply Chain |  Permanent  | Ref:886526



Ben Frankish

Which team do you work in?

Drug development

Which area do you specialise in?

I work on Clinical roles, focusing mainly within biometrics 

How do you keep up-to-date with issues in your sector?

Mainly by talking to people and contstantly growing my network. 

What's your favourite film and why?

Fight Club. I like the twist at the end. 

What makes you #DistinclyDifferent?

When I get involved with a project, client or candidate, I don't hang around. I keep pushing until I get to the end point!


The Role

Junior Buyer / Procurement- Pharma - Alderley Edge - £20k - £25k

A great opportunity to work in a growing company offering excellent training and progression towards a Senior Buyer role in the future. The role will involve the procurement of Labaratory Supplies involved in drug discovery, alongside maintaining the ERP system and maximising efficiency of the procurement process.


The Company

A market leading drug discovery company with specialist experience in neuroscience, pain, oncology and a few other areas. This business is growing quickly and prides itself on growing their talent and progressing them to more senior positions.

  • Great team atmosphere with a family feel

  • Management team with an excellent understanding of the challenges faced by their team

  • Fantastic vibrant working environment

  • Varied projects with a new challenge presented on a daily basis to keep you interested

  • Always fast paced to keep things exciting

  • Excellent progression available


The Role

A junior role working alongside a team based on another UK site.

  • Order management and backup for procurement on pricing and invoicing process, resolving operational day-to-day supplier related subjects

  • Maximize the efficiency of the purchasing process and analyse purchasing statistics to support negotiations and preparation of reports/ presentations as required

  • Identify and analyse potential cost savings

  • Actively support procurement projects especially in E-Procurement and Lean initiatives

  • Responsible for content on catalogue and supplier management

  • Maintain data in the ERP-system

  • Assist in the budgeting process of Capital Expenditure, support procurement process

  • Provide support to the Procurement Manager as required



A junior buyer with limited experience, hungry to learn and hit the ground running ASAP.

  • Successfully completed BA/BS degree in Economics or a similar subject

  • Professional experience gained in a Purchasing department

  • Good knowledge of ERP-programs & MS-Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Experience with E-Procurement/ electronic supplier catalogue management

  • Ability to assess problems and resolve or escalate to appropriate team to resolve

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work and collaborate with others

  • Good communication skills

  • Proactive, organized, flexible


What should you do next?

This Senior / Principal Statistician is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

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.

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