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Sourcing Manager for Research & Development

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

  • Salary: £375-£400 per day
  • Job type: Interim/Contract
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
  • Contact name: Elliot Croft
  • Contact number:
  • Ref: 4346

Job description

Hobson Prior are looking for a Sourcing Manager for Research & Development to join a top pharmaceutical company who are focused on researching and developing pioneering medicines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implementing R&D related operational sourcing requests that support R&D Functions within the region.
  • Accountable for upholding strong information flows to the global Category team.
  • Assist the creation and evaluation of appropriate purchasing documents and communicate the status, progress, and outcomes of sourcing activities.
  • You will understand end user requirements and leverage the applicable category buying guides and sourcing knowledge.
  • Application of the sourcing process for the delivery of operational sourcing activity, including the application of eSourcing tools.
  • Co-operate with the requisition to pay Procurement team to make sure that the requisitioning component of the procurement process is delivered.
  • Perform escalated sourcing requests from site-based Procurement and provide a support role for site-based or regional Procurement as required.
  • You will make sure that Procurement operational targets and metrics on customer service are delivered.

Key Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into procurement specifications with customer service in mind.


  • University degree, with business related degree preferable.
  • Business level fluency in English.
  • Strong negotiation experience, in particular related to indirect spend for services / functional outsourcing.
  • Operational procurement experience with experience in contracting, (e)Sourcing and spot buying.
  • Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting cost reduction and value improvement programs.
  • Knowledgeable in systems and processes for efficient management of contract documentation, templates and processing tools.
  • Strong understanding of the R&D process within Pharma, and knowledge of the related R&D regulations.

Apply now:

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity, please complete the form below and attach a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist, please request a call back at the top of this page.

Hobson Prior is a leading life sciences recruiter focused on finding exceptional people and matching them with the finest positions across the globe. Hobson Prior is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.