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Purchasing Coordinator

Job description

The Buyer will provide cross-divisional transactional support and will support on some indirect category activities for the BNL Cluster. This position will execute projects and initiatives to support the Category Leadership with the day to day activities of Category Management.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• End to end sourcing process management: 

o Sourcing validation and analysis from business users or procurement and direct users on the correct buying channels. Support with the collection of supplier, category and internal business information at all levels of the category;
o Supplier selection, requested risk analysis performance and verification. 
o Document and communicate final award decision, negotiations and contracting. 
o Savings identification and reporting. 

  • Support the tracking and documentation of risk and issue management for the category; 
    • Deploy actions within the categories to support the delivery of savings and successful execution of projects in the Cluster; 
    • Support the development of Category Strategy and the Annual Category Plan as required; 
    • Understand applied practice, concepts and process in one or more Procurement fields e.g. (category management, negotiations, systems and processes, project management); 
    • Collect supplier information and feedback from Divisions, countries and business units, Category teams and Business Partners.





Minimum requirements
• University/Advanced degree in Business Administration/Economics/Finance/Statistics is required
• Fluent English is required
• 2 years of relevant experience in a global environment in a similar position within Procurement
• Good understanding of Procurement business processes such as Tactical Buying, Catalogue Management, Contract Management, Supplier Setup and Procurement Operations
• Excellent communication, people management and stakeholder management.

Desirable requirements:
• Experience with eSourcing tools (e.g. ARIBA)
• Ability to ensure service focus across a complex people intensive and functionally dispersed organization.



Project staffing


minimum 2 years


University Degree



Pharmaceutical industry



Job type

1 year contract - full time


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