For a reputed large Pharmaceutical 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


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