Procurement Manager

Job Title:Procurement Manager
Location UK ~ Nottingham
Type: Full Time

Company Overview

Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients.

As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.

Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community, driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.

The Role

Be front line Procurement representative for the Nottingham and Reading sites. Responsible for the sourcing and procurement of high quality supplies, materials and services required to support the sites and various other business units at Quotient Sciences as required. Manage the Nottingham sites’ Stores and Goods Inwards department, Supplier activities and purchasing systems. Working with and reporting to the Group Director of Procurement and deputizing as/when necessary. Supporting the Group Procurement Department as necessary.


  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies for site and specific spend categories as appropriate.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop and maintain in-depth understanding of all sites’ operations to determine essential goods and services to support the business needs.
  • Aggressively track competitive supplier sources to assure supply of the highest quality and lowest cost materials, goods and/or services in support of operations.
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
  • Craft negotiation strategies and negotiate supplier contracts to ensure fair and equitable terms and conditions
  • Review and/or write supplier agreements to ensure appropriate legal terms and conditions. Seek legal review as necessary.
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks associated with inbound supply.
  • In conjunction with the Group Director of Procurement develop and administer Purchasing policies, procedures and/or systems.
  • Drive the ESG agenda throughout the supply chain
  • Investigate and resolve local purchasing discrepancies with Suppliers and Finance.
  • Supervise and direct the work activities of subordinates to provide efficient and economical service in support of operations


  • CIPS qualified (or equivalent), coupled with extensive experience of supply chain, logistics, purchasing and procurement.
  • Experience of managing various spend categories across directs, indirects, capex and MRO
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in reading the market
  • Proven experience in negotiations and networking
  • Knowledge of supplier contracts and their Terms and Conditions.
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Knowledge of GMP and the pharmaceutical R&D environment (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Customs and importation regulations.
  • Knowledge/understanding of INCO and domestic shipping terms.

Company Benefits

In return you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Quotient Sciences are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion.

We strive to create a diverse Quotient family by remaining committed to the development of our culture, equality, mindset, diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. All applicants welcome.