Procurement Consultant

Procurement Consultant
PharmEng Technology is currently seeking a Procurement Consultant to assist our team for projects in Toronto, ON. The position is available immediately conditional of a successful interview.
Job Description:
  • Primary focus of role will be to gather data, assemble and analyze it to identify cost savings opportunities – training to a large degree will be available, but proficiency required at minimum intermediate level in manipulating spread sheets (e.g., pivot tables) to enable data mining for desired results
  • Data gathering for input into “cleansheet” or “should cost” analysis via supplied tool
  • Interfacing with various stakeholders to understand required data and outcome of analysis and show initiative to gather the data, chase down said stakeholders and keep them to aggressive timing for providing data and/or analysis for input into their own analysis
  • Assemble Request for Proposal (RFP) documents using prescribed template – requires data gathering and validation/confirmation of completeness before deployment of RFP
  • Responsible for communicating and initiating documentation for any change notifications from vendors
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors and analyze quotes from existing and new vendors.
  • Develop existing vendors to improve lead time, quality and service.
  • Evaluate existing vendors for service and reliability
  • Collaborate with vendor management to qualify and approve new vendors
  • Manage optimum inventory
  • Responsible for executing alternate sources for production
  • Working on process improvement initiatives to get flow less operation without any delays
  • Communicate delivery issues which affect the master production schedule or Lab testing schedule
  • Evaluate vendors based on quality product, rejection rate, pricing structure, and open issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining Supplier Agreements/Contracts.
  • Responsible for initiating change controls and follow up til implementation of new materials/change
  • Responsible for resolving any shortages or discrepancies on received material with accounts payable.
  • Responsible for bi-annual review of lot sizes and safety stocks levels
  • Survey market place for alternate vendor quotes to ensure competitiveness of existing vendors
  • Responsible for negotiating pricing with vendors and maintaining vendor pricing records as needed for analysis
  • Review open purchase orders to reduce and/or increase quantities as necessary
  • Responsible to ensure that purchase orders are placed for components/raw materials to meet the launch dates of new products
  • Communicate Quality Control and Quality Assurance issues and rejections with appropriate vendors
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science / engineering field.
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant Experience.
  • 1 - 5 years of experience working in a similar or related role in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech or Medical Devices industry.
  • Proficiency in Excel is a must and experience with various enterprise software and databases is a major advantage
  • Experience within strategic sourcing/procurement, not necessarily for pharmaceuticals but some familiarity with contracts (license and supply agreements) is required as part of role will be to review agreements for relevant terms and conditions and/or to confirm existence of specific verbiage/clauses
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in a team-based environment
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures, policies and paradigms

Thank you for your consideration and application!  We review all resumes and submissions, however, due to the sheer volume of requests that we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted.
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