Procurement Manager


Our client, based in Burgess Hill, are a leading pharmaceutical company globally, who are looking for a Procurement Manager to join their UK and Ireland Managed Services team. The successful candidate will lead the sourcing of high-quality services and products in collaboration with business stakeholders, maximising value and ensuring adherence to compliance requirements.

This is a 4-month contract, outside IR35, and is offered on a hybrid basis.


  • Supports leadership in the development of the MLS procurement business offer and wider Procurement function.
  • Driving and leading delivery of high value/business critical “source to contract” processes for specific categories. Collaborating with the business to co-design and develop innovative and best value opportunities
  • Support or leads the review of internal and external processes to drive further optimisation and development of procurement excellence.
  • Identifies through analysis and assessment, sustainability and social value opportunities within the supply chain and proactively collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to implement.
  • Ensure robust contracts are completed that include SLAs and KPI’s to support effective supplier performance monitoring.
  • Supports development and execution of category strategies for Managed Laboratory Services (‘MLS’) Identifying potential opportunities utilising a business partnering approach. Will also support and execute elements of the indirect category areas to maximise Procurement delivery excellence.
  • Proactively identify third party risks and appropriate mitigation strategies through robust supplier on-boarding, evaluation and management.
  • Develops and delivers effective and robust commercial strategies in collaboration with stakeholders. Able to advise stakeholders on alternative solutions utilising experience to ensure operational effectiveness.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Commercial and business acumen
  • Full understanding and experience of category management principles and extensive experience of sourcing processes (RFI’s, RFP’s) identifying cost drivers and all factors needed to ensure a robust commercial assessment
  • Ability to effectively develop robust supplier relationships through SRM and effective performance monitoring
  • Understanding of financial evaluation and astute at identifying potential commercial risks
  • Knowledge of source to pay tools (SAP SRM is an advantage)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Comfortable interacting with stakeholders at all levels
  • Demonstrable procurement experience within indirect and direct categories
  • Working cross functionally with demonstrable success
  • Delivering sustainable procurement and social value
  • University degree is preferred but not mandatory (preferably in Procurement and Supply Chain Management)
  • MCIPS is a plus

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Location: Burgess Hill, Hybrid 2/3 days per week in office

Salary: £450-£550 LTD/UMB or £339.27-£414.67 PAYE Basic

Full Time, 4-month Contract, Outside IR35

For more information, and a full job description, please contact Chloe McCausland at Clearline Recruitment.

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