Buyer - Directs/NPI Procurement

City of London
GBP35000 - GBP45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Tara Ross
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for a challenging growth focused role within one of the most exciting FTSE brands in the UK?

A rapidly expanding Biopharma company with UK based operations and a sector leading global footprint has a requirement for a Buyer -Directs & NPI Procurement, within their newly transformed indirect procurement function. The position will support the delivery of the current project pipeline, with a focus on product development, managing the whole innovation process across NPD and NPI.

Ideally coming from a strong sourcing background, with an established procurement skillset, you will be comfortable operating and working up to director level in the business. A understanding of the NPI/NPD process is needed along with a prior background in the area of Product Development or a category area of direct sourcing, such as raw material or finished materials procurement, given the complex nature of projects you will be undertaking around innovation.

You will possess the ability to integrate yourself rapidly into a fast paced and demanding environment populated by a challenging stakeholder base, coming with an ambitious and driven attitude to progress in an environment that rewards hard work and investing in the development of their staff.

Taking control of the full raft of existing projects, along with development of a new project pipeline through stakeholder collaboration across a complex business, you will be able to operate autonomously within the role and business, forging relationships rapidly in order to influence and achieve results.

This is a delivery focused and hands on role for an individual looking for a challenging next step in their career.


  • Ideally an existing background within Product Development, NPI or NPD sourcing or experience of sourcing in a direct category area
  • Strong stakeholder skillset, with proven ability to engage up to director level
  • Excellent communication skills and used to working in results driven environments

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