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Senior Procurement Specialist

  1. Cork
  1. Contract
Competitive
26504
  1. Life Sciences
Date Posted23 Mar 2021
Our client, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical organisations is responsible for developing and  manufacturing medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines. They have been responsible for the development of many blockbuster drugs in both the USA and the EU and have a presence in the USA, EU and Asia-Pacific.

With continued organisational growth and a considerable amount of investment across the portfolio and capital programme, they are seeking the expertise of a Senior Procurement Specialist to join the team on their site based in County Cork.

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying strategic solutions for efficiency's and delivery of improved business outcomes by developing and pursuing appropriate commercial strategies in conjunction with key stakeholders.

They will negotiate and manage robust capital delivery contracts in full compliance with internal procurement policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with project sponsors and other key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive procurement strategy identifying the key drivers, requirements, assumptions, and constraints for the project.
  • Prepare and agree with stakeholders an insight-led procurement delivery plan for each package; monitor and report the progress, managing key risks and resolving issues.
  • Lead all commercial activities in the procurement of major projects from end-to-end - market engagement, PQQ, tender, negotiation, and award.
  • Gaining stakeholder sign off to key tender and contract documentation and approaches including evaluation criteria and negotiation strategies.
  • Ensure effective handover to Contract Managers on award of the Contract, including follow up on any outstanding or post award requirements.
  • Be an active member in shaping strategies and approaches; identifying and suggesting performance improvements (e.g., speed of delivery, value of savings, customer service, improvements to Systems or tools).
  • Ensuring internal Procurement Practices and Policies are applied across by the Design and Construction Subcontractors
  • Specifically, routinely engage and work with the project’s EP services provider to implement the agreed plan for procurement of Equipment (Process, Utility, HVAC, Electrical & Instrumentation)
  • Specifically, routinely engage and work with the project’s CM services provider to implement an agreed plan for procurement of Construction subcontracts including Indirects.
  • Specifically, routinely engage and work with the project team to develop and implement a procurement strategy and plan for non-EPCM aspects of the project e.g. Automation & IT, CQV services, contract personnel hiring etc.
  • Assess opportunities to leverage from existing procurement plans within the internal network and implement the agreed strategy to achieve most efficient delivery and best value for the project.
  • Time permitting and based on business priorities, engage with other projects to support other procurement programmes.
Desirable Experience:
  • Proven track record of developing complex procurement and contracting strategies.
  • Experience in large infrastructure, construction or major projects, preferably in the Life Sciences Arena and ideally in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) space.
  • Passionate individuals with extensive experience of delivering procurement events from end-to-end; including strategy, market engagement, tender, negotiation, and award.
  • Strong commercial acumen knowledge of the main players in the industry.
  • Resilient and tenacious under pressure with an ability to think creatively to solve complex challenges with low levels of definition.
If this sounds like the position for you then please apply today!




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