International Procurement Director - Pharmaceutical Purchasing

International Procurement Director - Pharmaceutical PurchasingTwickenhamReference: 3110
  • SME Pharmaceutical manufacturer based in London (car commuting advised).
  • New Clinical Trial Supply function and expecting growth over the coming years.
  • Strategic position - member of the Director team, reporting to the CEO

Are you an experienced Procurement professional with a background in the Pharmaceuticals industry? Have you got a history of buying medicines within an international customer base? Zest Medical has been requisitioned to find a Procurement Director for a developing Pharmaceutical Manufacturer based in London (car commute advised). With their new Clinical Trial Supply business unit due to start trading soon, they’re expecting to grow; this position will form part of the larger plan to manage those expansions.


Your experience:


  • Demonstrable background in Procurement within the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries.
  • A background showing a track record of delivering cost savings and positive negotiations in supply agreements.
  • Strategic exposure – aware of business needs in Procurement strategy and able to define and execute new plans to suit business goals.
  • Familiar with setting up exclusive supply agreements and working internationally.
  • Aware of the needs in B2B medicine sales.
  • Experience in sourcing medicines for B2B selling internationally.
  • Commercially astute, able to negotiate and understanding of the market needs.



  • MCIPS or MBA
  • SME experience


Your new Job:

  • Report to the CEO and sit as one of the Directors, defining the business’ strategy.
  • Be the lead for Procurement in an SME company undergoing expansions.
  • Work closely with the new Business Development Director for the Clinical Trial Supply function.
  • Set up purchasing agreements for unlicensed (Specials) and licenced medications internationally.
  • Ensure that purchasing agreements accord with the Regulatory requirements governing medicine supply and delivery.
  • Work across the board, mentoring members of the team, being involved in strategy, taking a hands on approach operationally, and monitoring transactional activities.


Your new company:

  • An SME Pharmaceutical manufacturer based in London (car commuting advised).
  • Setting up a new Clinical Trial Supply function and expecting growth over the coming years.
  • An established business, with a pedigree of over 40 years.


Your remuneration:

The company with which we’re working recognises the need to provide an attractive package and have agreed to be entirely market-led. A consultant at Zest would be more than happy to give you some more information on an informal call and after running through your background.


Zest Medical is working to a strict deadline on this position, so please apply now and your CV will be reviewed immediately.


*Please note, Zest Business Group or any of its affiliated divisions will never send your CV to any of our clients without your express consent to proceed with a role which we’ve spoken with you about.*

Contact: Jason Cox
Telephone: 0114 229 1672