For a reputed largePharmaceutical Multinational Company in Africa.
Purchase Manager PHARMA
Purchasing managers are responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services, at the most competitive prices.
You should be directly involved in the buying of:
Pharmaceuticals - Raw Material, Packing Material, Capital Goods
Engineering Equipment, change parts & accessories for manufacturing plant.
Contract Manufactured products to be sold by the company
Goods and services for use by the company
Through effective negotiation, networking and dealing with numbers, purchasing managers can help a business or organisation save money and increase profits. They may also deal with other factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues.
As a purchasing manager, you'll need to:
forecast levels of demand for services and products
conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers
negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided
process payments and invoices
keep contract files and use them as reference for the future
develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met - or exceeded
undertake value for money reviews of existing contracts and arrangements
forecast price trends and their impact on future activities
keep a constant check on stock levels
develop a purchasing strategy
produce reports and statistics on spending and saving
evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors
ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives
attend meetings and trade conferences
train and supervise the work of other members of staff.
Good knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain function