Procurement Category Buyer, Pharmaceuticals

Liverpool, Merseyside
Highly competitive pharmaceutical sector package
07 Nov 2017
07 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Formed in 2015, Seqirus is the world’s second largest influenza vaccines company.  A major partner in the prevention and control of influenza globally, we operate state-of-the-art production facilities in the US, UK and Australia.   We have leading R&D capabilities, a broad portfolio of differentiated products and commercial operations in more than 20 countries.

As a result of internal development moves, we are now seeking to appoint a Procurement Category Buyer based at our UK manufacturing facility in Liverpool, one of the biggest biotechnology sites in Europe and a worldwide Centre of Excellence for egg-based influenza vaccine manufacturing.

Procurement Category Buyer

In this role you’ll be tasked with optimising cost-effectiveness within relevant quality parameters and ensuring continuity of supply across your assigned categories.  

Accountabilities include:

·       Delivering savings and driving improvements in KPIs across the key procurement imperatives: cost, risk, quality, service, growth, innovation and governance

·       As Lead Business Partner, working with internal customers to identify, develop and deliver site procurement performance improvement initiatives

·       Ensuring compliance with procurement policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

·       Raising supply alerts as appropriate – assuring continuity of supply and on-time delivery of goods and services from suppliers, using predictive forecasting tools where appropriate.

·       Being the key point of contact for daily business operations at a site level and supporting corporate initiatives, including at other Seqirus locations


·       Graduate in Business, Law or a scientific/technical discipline and working towards MCIPS

·       Experience in a buying role; familiar with the fundamental concepts and the core tools and techniques of the buying process

·       Comfortable with accountability as primary contact for buying issues and as business partner to colleagues in other functions

·       Self-motivated, committed to your own self-development and ambitious to progress in a Procurement career

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