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Procurement Officer, Cardiff, Wales

13 June 2019

Biotage is a global technology-based company that offers a broad range of instrumentation, consumable products and technical expertise in the areas of Analytical Sample Preparation and Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Customers include research scientists at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, food and agriculture, personal care, fine chemical companies and scientists at major academic and government life science research centers.

The Procurement Officer Role

Reporting to the Materials Manager, the Procurement Officer is responsible for buying materials and services to meets the needs of consumable manufacturing.  The Procurement Officer is also responsible for identifying and meeting local purchasing needs, through vendor selection and management, evaluating suppliers and negotiating best total cost orders for obtaining materials and services. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with various functions within Biotage to identify local service and material needs 
  • Negotiate purchasing agreements with vendors to ensure that materials and services obtained are at the lowest cost, in the correct quantity, and of the highest quality
  • Identify new approaches and solutions to improve purchasing decisions, processes and profitability
  • Resolve invoice and receiving issues escalating from procurement administration
  • Review and establish vendor performance routinely, maintain updated performance data
  • Make certain that goods and services are delivered within scheduled time frames
  • Ensure uninterrupted supply of materials and services to support the facility

The ideal Procurement Officer

  • GCSE/O Levels or equivalent experience required
  • CIPS Qualified is desirable
  • 3-5 years experience preferred in the following functional areas:
  • Purchasing negotiation, vendor management or logistics
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills and familiarity with standard Microsoft IT packages
  • Knowledge of working to an ISO Quality Management System
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills


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