Purchasing Analyst - SME

Purchasing Analyst - SME

Job Title: Purchasing Analyst - SME
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: Up to £35,000 d.o.e plus excellent benefits
Start Date: 2018-03-14
Reference: 15804 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2018 14:37

Job Description

The position of Purchasing Analyst represents an excellent opportunity to join a fast developing and growing SME.  That has great potential to impact the life sciences sectors as they continue to develop their technology and bring this to the market.  As a company they offer excellent career development opportunities along with an excellent culture of collaboration and rewards for the contribution you make to the company.

Company Overview:
The company are a Biotech who have developed a revolutionary technology that supports the discovery, development and manufacture of regenerative medicines.  Their expertise is in demand from the academic, biotech and pharma sectors in the UK, Europe and US which has led to their rapid growth that is set to continue.  In addition to this they have received funding to further develop other technologies they have in R&D to bring these to the market so that they can reach their full potential. 

They are based on the Oxford Science Park and have an innovative and entrepreneurial culture where they continue to seek the best way of working in a collaborative way to achieve common aims.  They are a multinational company with a progressive culture where employees have the chance to continue to develop their careers with examples where promotion has been achieved soon after joining.  They organise regular staff events within the local area including away days and more spontaneous events to reward the hard work and achievements made.

The Role of Management Accountant:
The role of Purchasing Analyst is to provide centralised purchase to pay service to ensure controlled and cost – effective goods and services based on their needs.  You will conduct purchasing and supply chain related research and analysis to support the technical, finance and operational teams.  You will conduct market research to identify pricing trends, evaluate offers from suppliers to negotiate pricing and payment terms to ensure best value.  As well as other responsibilities such as raising purchase orders, tracking orders, invoice reconciliation, arranging payments and prepare cost centre, departmental and project analyses to generate subsequent reports.

This is a hands-on role where you will be working closely with the CFO to develop and implement the best strategies to keep systems developing to keep pace with their changing needs as they grow.

Desired Skills and Experience:
For this opportunity you will need to several years’ experience in a purchasing role with a good understanding of supply chain procedures, with knowledge of conducting market research.  Ideally you will have experience of working in a life sciences / biotech company or an SME environment.  You will also have a degree or equivalent in a business, finance or science related discipline.  If you have a certificate / formal qualification in procurement or supply operations this is advantageous to your application.  As well as working knowledge of Sage accounting software.