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Purchasing managers are responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services for a company or organisation at the most competitive prices. They work in a wide range of sectors for many different organisations.

The purchasing manager oversees supply chain management and procurement, possibly on a worldwide scale.

They need to be good at negotiating, networking and dealing with numbers, as well as dealing with other factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues.

Purchasing and supply management is an important role for any business or organisation. More than two thirds of revenue can be spent on buying the company's products or services, meaning the purchasing manager can make a real difference in cost saving and profit.

ypical work activities

The duties carried out by a purchasing manager depend largely on the business functions, size and location of the employing organisation.

The level of responsibility held by the purchasing manager will also influence responsibilities. Tasks typically involve:

forecasting levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels;

conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality;

liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;

identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, and building and maintaining good relationships with them;

negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress, checking the quality of service provided;

processing payments and invoices;

keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future;

forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities;

giving presentations about market analysis and possible growth;

developing an organisation's purchasing strategy;

producing reports and statistics using computer software;

Key Skills


Pharma/BioTech/Clinical Research

Functional Area

Purchase / Supply Chain

Number of Vacancy



Professional Degree, Other Bachelor Degree, Other Master Degree, Post Graduate Diploma

About Purvanchal Business Solution

1. To establish the quality system
a. Establish the quality management system to describe how the firm complies
CGMPs and operates to maintain a state of control
b. Keep current with good industry practices, and applicable to the mission of your operation.
2. To audit compliance to the quality system
a. Audit for compliance to policies and procedures: on paper vs. practice
b. Report on the performance of the quality system, including trends, that help
decision making for targeted actions
3. To establish procedures and specifications
a. Ensure that procedures and specifications are appropriate and followed
b. Ensure that the procedures and specifications of firms under contract are also appropriate and followed, i.e., maintain control and take responsibility for third-party services providers (contract manufacturers, contract laboratories, etc.)
4. To establish manufacturing controls
a. Ensure that appropriate manufacturing in-process controls are implemented
b. Ensure in-process controls are performed during manufacturing operations and results are satisfactory
5. To perform laboratory tests or examinations
a. Perform laboratory testing of components, containers, in-process materials, packaging materials and drug product using validated methods against scientifically-derived, fit-for-purpose specifications
b. Approve or reject drug products manufactured, processed, packed, or held under contract by another company, i.e., final product release is not delegated to a contractor
c. Perform retests or reexamine approved components, drug product containers and closures after long storage or exposure to adverse conditions
6. To review and approve or reject all things CGMP
a. Review and approve/reject any document that gives work instructions and set requirements such as procedures, protocols, test methods, and specifications—including changes to these documents
b. Review and approve/reject reprocessing and rework proced

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