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Scientific Buyer (Job Ref: 21N/GRSB)
Do you have a Science degree? Lab work not for you? Randox may have the solution…
An excellent opportunity has arisen to be part of a growing Supply Chain Department. Randox Laboratories is currently looking to recruit a self-motivated team player in the role of Scientific Buyer. This role would suit those with previous Buying / Purchasing experience or those with a Scientific degree who wish to develop a career in a busy office environment.
Buyers are responsible for purchasing products and services from suppliers, which offer value for money, quality service and sustainability.
The role requires support of the departmental strategic objectives and progression of our preferred suppliers.
This role involves negotiating; the ordering of materials, notably scientific products and components for our R&D and manufacturing divisions, ensuring the inventory status is maintained to provide continued production, while abiding by principles of lean management. This role will also require communicating regularly with suppliers to ensure on time delivery of goods and expected quality within specification. Preparing and issuing quotation requests, carrying out quotation analysis and evaluation; negotiating with suppliers whilst monitoring cost and exploring and implementing cost reduction opportunities.
You will have the opportunity to manage and build relationships with suppliers across a diverse spend portfolio.
Essential Skills and Experience:
• Qualified to degree level (at least 2:1) in a Science related discipline
• Scientific background (similar role or laboratory focused)
• Strong interpersonal and team working skills
• The ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Be driven and self-motivated
• Experience of sourcing suppliers
• CIPS qualified or working towards
• Experience of conducting negotiations
Full training will be provided
This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative international company in a growing industry that can provide career security and genuine advancement opportunities for those who show potential.
Randox Laboratories is passionate about improving global health and saving lives through the development of innovative and pioneering products. Through our commitment and the skill of our people we have grown to be a world leader in diagnostics for clinical healthcare, toxicology, food security and providing quality solutions to over 145 countries. In order to serve our growing international markets we require high calibre applicants with scientific, engineering, software and broader business skills – including sales, marketing, logistics, finance and many more.
Central to the Randox ethos is our drive to improve healthcare worldwide and every one of our staff plays a vital role in this aim.
Randox Laboratories Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer