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Linthwaite, Huddersfield



AGILITY – do you have the flexibility and decisiveness to drive change?

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – will you thrive in one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical businesses in Europe?

INTEGRITY – we are driven by trust, respect, and honesty, are you?

ONE STADA – communication and teamwork, it’s our path into the future together.


About the Company:  Like all success stories, our company history started with a great idea. In 1895, a group of pharmacists had a common objective: The standardized production of medicinal products to ensure an effective and reasonable provision of healthcare for the many. This was the beginning of STADA’s impressive development.  We are now a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceuticals. With a long-standing heritage rooted in pharmacies, we continue to be a reliable and trustworthy partner. We help people regain and protect a dignified and able life.  As STADA, we fundamentally care for people’s health as a trusted partner.


If you are ready for new challenges where you can make a difference to people’s health, you have come to the right place. We are looking for people with a great attitude and passion, who care about making a difference in the world.


About the Role:

The role exists to collaborate with key business stakeholders and suppliers, to proactively manage commercial procurement aspects of raw material             and packaging sourcing and supply; ensure best practice purchasing in a professional manner to achieve the businesses targets.


Key Tasks:

  • Lead and manage a defined range of goods and suppliers in the Directs category, analysing spend and market data to identify cost saving opportunities and act as an escalation point for supplier supply or performance issues.
  • Coordination, support, and full engagement in the sourcing, set up relationships involved in the purchasing of Direct items for manufacturing- Pharmaceutical, OTC, Consumer Healthcare and Household products.
  • Supporting and aligning with the STADA Global teams
  • Working closely with local colleagues in Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and MS&T teams to support operational activity as and where required
  • Support business New Product Introduction process
  • Support the business in compliance related to packaging/raw material purchases (Packaging Waste Obligations, Plastics tax).
  • Preparation, conducting and managing negotiations with potential and incumbent suppliers
  • Ensuring all key suppliers have robust supply agreements in place where appropriate to protect both supply security and cost exposure
  • Ensure that contracts are awarded based on STADA procurement best practices
  • Produce regular spend analysis reports as required by the business as well as a monthly departmental report which monitors procurement KPI's.
  • Implement procurement strategies and improvements which will generate value for the company.
  • Evaluate suppliers from a GMP perspective where applicable
  • Understand impact of change to products, impact to supply chain and commercial opportunities or risks.  
  • Ensure that purchasing information and supplier data is kept up to date in order to maintain procurement efficiencies.
  • Ensure that Procurement to Pay Information is kept up to date and all systems (SAP, Ariba) are updated to ensure smooth Invoice Processing.
  • Identify and deliver cost & risk reduction initiatives and business cases
  • To carry out any other work that may be reasonably requested.
  • Key supplier relationship manager for T&R
  • Setting up and maintaining a supplier evaluation and monitoring model
  • Submitting regular reports about different projects to Site and Global leadership team



About You:


At STADA we talk about diversity as Uniqueness. Everyone is unique and we recognise our differences as a strength. Our values Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Agility and One STADA ensure our uniqueness thrives, enabling us to care for people’s health as a trusted partner. Empower your Uniqueness, bring your whole self to STADA. If you’re keen to add value and see results, thrive in a busy fast paced environment and have the can-do spirit that’s spearheading our success, bring those qualities, with the following:


experience working in a Buyers role in a fast-paced environment.

You must have knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and working to tight deadlines.

A highly organised individual you will be comfortable liaising with teams cross functionally across the business.

You must have strong communication skills with the confidence and ability to maximise cost savings with suppliers.

Strong Excel skills would be beneficial.


What’s in it for you?


Rewarding our employees is important to us, which is why we offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:


  • Competitive base salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days leave.
  • Generous Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual company performance-based bonus.
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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