Purchasing Specialist
3d ago

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries.

The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services.

It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies.

In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2018, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 47 countries, employing about 45.000 staff.

Job Description

Please note that the working hours for this role are as follows : Monday to Friday 08.30 16.30

A role at Eurofins is challenging and varied each and every day. In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package to reward our great people for all the hard work they do.

This position is responsible for leading supplier sourcing / selection activities and successfully managing the supplier relationship to ensure Eurofins supply chain delivers quality goods and services in a timely manner at the overall best value for the company.

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Drive compliance and governance around the Procure to Pay process with all Eurofins entities
  • Process PR to PO for assigned businesses.
  • Promotes purchasing strategies that will meet service level goals and support overall bottom line performance of the company.
  • Evaluate sources of supply and develop optimal pricing methodology, warranty, and product / service performance requirements.
  • Determine how to acquire the necessary products and services at the maximum level of savings.

  • Support the procurement of capital projects.
  • Identify new sources of supply and potentially acceptable new products / technologies. Establish / develop / maintain professional relationships with suppliers / partners based on the highest ethical business practices.
  • Act as the Purchasing Expert for assigned businesses and know the market drivers, supplier base, emerging technologies, regulatory factors, category spend by supplier, and key performance metrics.
  • Exhibit ownership of the entire supply chain for assigned category.

  • Perform market analysis and financial analysis to determine business risk associated with a supplier or contract. Mitigate risk as necessary through appropriate sourcing and contractual strategies.
  • Lead post-merger integration activities for assigned acquisitions. Activities include deployment of Eurofins standard Procure to Pay system and implementing contracts for cost savings within three months of close.
  • Work cross functionally with internal stakeholders to Procurement Activities meet Business Units expectations. Develop and implement action plans where appropriate to improve satisfaction.
  • Training new associates on Eurofins NSC Sourcing and Procurement processes.
  • Qualifications

  • Degree in Business or other relevant concentration.
  • It is essential that you have proven experience in in a purchasing role within procurement or a related field
  • CIPS membership or working towards would be desirable
  • Working knowledge of purchasing systems and practices is essential.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Experience with COUPA Purchasing System would be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office (word, excel)
  • A customer focused approach with pleasant demeanour.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • A positive can do approach.
  • Full clean driving licence and car owner
  • Additional Information

    In return you can expect a competitive salary, 25 days holidays plus bank holidays, good team and working environment, life assurance and other benefits such as Perkbox, car parking and employee assistance programme.

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    Closing Date

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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