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Category Procurement Specialist

Experience Dependent
Job Reference: J5635409
Updated On: 26/08/2021
Status: Now Interviewing
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Sectors: Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Clinical Research Organisation, Contract Research Organisation, Contract Manufacturing Organisation, Agrochemical, Contract Testing Organisation, Chemicals, Aerospace, Medical, Nutraceutical, Life Sciences, Cell & Gene Therapy, Bioprocessing, Packaging, Animal Health, Logistics, Oil & Gas, Science, Genomics

Skills: Operations - Procurement / Supply Chain, Procurement / Supply Chain - Procurement Manager, Procurement / Supply Chain - Supply Chain Specialist, Procurement / Supply Chain - Supply Chain Manager, Procurement / Supply Chain - Logistics Manager, Procurement / Supply Chain - Logistics Specialist, Procurement / Supply Chain - Logistics Supervisor

Job Information

Role Overview

We are currently looking for a Category Procurement Specialist to join a growing life sciences company based in the Hertfordshire area. The company is changing the future of the cell therapy industry and this is an opportunity for the right candidate a chance to be part of something challenging and unique.

The primary purpose of the Category Procurement Specialist is to be an expert in all aspects of procurement and the successful role holder will be responsible for deploying the vision and plans of the Procurement Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Your duties as the Category Procurement Specialist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. The provision of expertise in all category areas - the Procurement Specialist will be the focal point for complex/category matters to ensure compliance with legislation and any government restrictions including OJEU processes.

2. Providing support as and when necessary to the Procurement Manager and deputising when required for the Procurement Manager, together with day to day responsibility to deliver activity which reflects the needs of the company.

3. Principal interface with key stakeholders for all Categories. Proactively advising stakeholders on process, supply markets, timescales, supplier performance management, issues and procurement procedures etc.

4. Analyse expenditure and initiate and negotiate detailed contracts to ensure added value.

5. Overseeing and advising on OJEU public procurement processes and procedures for the Company.

6. Delivering a range of category objectives, including financial savings and optimisation of the P2P process, framework use, and Supply Chain improvements.

7. Drafting of specifications, selection criteria, questionnaires, contract schedules and other documentation; Managing e-sourcing and other purchasing systems, data, reports and records; Preparation of evaluation briefs and evaluation models; • Responding to bidder queries; Contribution to Value Teams evaluation.

8. Preparing reports and proposals; updating spreadsheets and general records.

9. Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop/maintain relationships, particularly with key stakeholders.

Role Requirements

To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Category Procurement Specialist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. CIPS Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supply Level 6 OR working towards this accreditation and works in accordance with the CIPS Code of Ethics.

2. Diverse Category knowledge and a good understanding of financial systems and current software. Proven and demonstrable general procurement and data handling skills within a similar organisational context. This includes knowledge and experience of contract management and legal aspects, category management and procurement in a category management environment. The ability to provide strategic advice and guidance, understanding risk appetites and application of the relevant laws.

3. You will demonstrate an ability to focus on value for stake holders, be a creative thinker and problem solver and demonstrate your leadership / management skills (including setting a vision, planning, prioritising and making decisions). You will have excellent Customer Service skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately.
Eve Hegarty
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DisclaimerHyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.