Procurement Manager- Pharmaceutical

  • Location

    Brampton, Ontario

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Our client, a global organization within the pharmaceutical sector, is looking to add a Procurement Manager to lead a team of buyers. We are looking for a Candidate that has purchased API's and that has been on site at a Manufacturing Site.


  • Lead and manage a team of buyers
  • Manage procurement/purchasing budget
  • Manage new and existing vendor contracts which includes negotiations, and maintaining supply agreements
  • Collaborate with the vendor management team to schedule vendor audits as per Health Canada guidelines
  • Manage vendor escalations timely and efficiently to ensure zero impact on Production and Business Operations 
  • Approve purchase orders as per the corporate guidelines and policies
  • Responsible for sourcing new vendors; specifically for the Research & Development department
  • Responsible for negotiating, obtaining quotes and selecting best suppliers by assessing quality of product and service delivery
  • Create just in time supply management system for high volume, non-printed components
  • Optimize inventory projections based on open purchase orders, and review safety stock requirements for critical products
  • Review monthly inventory level reports and manage inventory of procured material as per corporate guidelines
  • Conduct lot sizes analysis on a bi-annual basis for purchased materials to reduce frequency of incoming materials
  • Troubleshoot shortages or discrepancies relating to received material in collaboration with accounts payable
  • Ensure inventory capacities are managed in collaboration with the Warehouse department
  • Lead cross functional teams in resolving Non-Conformance Incidents (NCIs) and Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAs), in a timely manner

Required Experience:

  • University degree OR post secondary diploma combined with equivalent work experience
  • 4-8 years of relevant experience in a procurement role with supervisory experience in a pharmaceutical industry
  • Working knowledge of production planning (BPCS / SAP MRP) systems
  • Good analytical skills
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Working knowledge of purchasing procedures and policies
  • Strong multitasking skill with ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.