Procurement Specialist
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
3d ago
source : Careerlift

Position Overview :

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent’s advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love.

Your talents , ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives.

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Due to continued business growth we have a new vacancy for a Procurement Specialist to join our team at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Swindon.

This is full time permanent position based at our growing Swindon manufacturing site.

Role Description

This role supports site-level initiatives for base cost reduction, supplier management, supplier quality & supplier performance improvement as well as supporting global / regional procurement initiatives.

Supports the local Direct Expenditure or Capex projects in close collaboration with local teams & Global Procurement

Responsible for key direct supplier relationships, ensuring category strategies are developed and implemented in line with Global Procurement direction

Participates in or leads cross-functional initiatives to reduce cost and improve service level for both internal and external customers.

Develops & manages key supplier relationships to serve the local site in the most efficient manner.

Through a collaborative team coordinates and drives the RFP’s / RFI’s process for site level initiatives. Invites key / core suppliers to provide solutions and cost proposals for Catalent business requirements, evaluates proposals, makes supplier recommendations, selects suppliers, awards business, and handles contracts for key stakeholders.

Leverages and negotiates pricing on combined volumes of purchases at various locations with industry leading suppliers to reduce the cost of goods and overheads.

Develops and maintains an accurate accounting of the spend for each category


CIPS qualification or study towards desirable

BA / BSc in Business, Finance, Engineering advantageous

Demonstrable experience Direct or Capex procurement

Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail and strong negotiation skills

Skilled at building stakeholder relations and demonstrable ability to deliver results in a matrix environment

Proficient in data capture, analysis and reporting utilising a variety of IT systems

Strong general computer IT skills and knowledge (Microsoft), excellent written and oral communication skills

Strategic thinker

Competitive salary, holiday and pension contributions

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development :

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect
  • Delivers Results
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires
  • Coaches and Develops
  • Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world.

    Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market.

    Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

    personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

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    Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations catalent.

    com . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.

    S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

    Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives : Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and / or search firms for this job posting.

    Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and / or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent.

    No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

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