Senior Procurement Analyst-143795

Recruiter
PPD
Location
Cambridgeshire
Posted
19 Jan 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PPD has a new opportunity available for a Senior Procurement Analyst based in our Cambridge office. In this role, you will be responsible for administering the procurement process in accordance with company policy for PPD Laboratories. You will also manage relationships with internal customers, major suppliers, vendors and subcontractors ensuring price competitiveness and high levels of service are maintained. Primary Responsibilities: - Prepares bid specifications, receives bids and makes purchases of commodities or goods where the value/impact could be high. - Develops plans, cost estimates, and schedules for existing purchasing activities. - Analyzes and evaluates the organization’s overall purchasing trends. - Negotiates service levels and prices with suppliers, places purchase orders and expedites the delivery of goods. - Conducts vendor selection and management for assigned area. - Ensures Procurement processes are followed and helps identify improvements in operational practice. - Maintains accurate and current electronic system of record relative to purchase orders, approvals and any auditable activity. - Identifies discrepancies between Purchasing, Receiving, and Accounts Payable systems. - Ensures master purchasing data integrity and standards throughout all locations. - Serves as a mentor and lead for staff. IndeedPPDGBIE IndeedPPDGBIEHP QualificationsEducation and Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. Prior procurement experience with lab consumables or kitting supplies is preferred or experience working in a scientific field. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Strong leadership skills - Proven problem solving skills - Demonstrated time management skills - Ability to manage cross-lab/cross-business unit requirements to identify opportunities for process improvement/consolidation of vendors - Understanding of accounting principles - Comprehensive understanding of purchasing principles - Ability to apply advanced knowledge, skills, and expertise to communicate and assist internal clients and managers to understand compensation and benefits - Good business acumen with ability to understand complex organizational structures and environments - Strong analytical and quantitative skills - Proficient in MS Office including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentation of data - Ability to work with ambiguity and complexity - Demonstrated executive presence and good presentation skills - Ability to influence at all levels of the organisation

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