Scientific Purchasing Manager

Industry Sector Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Other
Location UK, North East
Salary 35,000 - 40,000


Scientific Purchasing Manager (6 month – FTC)

Location – Macclesfield / Alderley Edge

Sector – Drug Discovery and Testing

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 pa equivalent


Our client is one of many at the forefront of testing services for the Government Covid-19 response. This laboratory has been set up to rapidly increase Covid-19 testing within the UK and is based on the Alderley Edge site in Cheshire. The site is growing, with the aim of providing a place to process and test tens of thousands of samples per day. With continuing scale increase, they are looking to bring on board a Scientific Purchasing manager on an approximate 6 month fixed term contract, starting immediately, and ending in February 2021.


The Role

As the Scientific Procurement Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the ordering of all consumables for use in the 4 key laboratory locations based throughout the UK. It is essential that all laboratories have the key consumables they need and so you will be responsible for liaising with all members of the Laboratory group at different sites to ensure distribution of laboratory consumables is completed efficiently. You will manage 3rd party suppliers and organise alternative consumables.


Skills and Experience Needed

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Previous experience within the life sciences sector and a BSc, MSc or PhD in a biological/scientific sector (this is ESSENTIAL).
  • Previous procurement experience is highly desirable.
  • An understanding of the types of consumables within a sample testing facility, particularly relating to pipettes.
  • Knowledge of automated liquid handling robotics
  • An ability to form strong working relationships and have an approachable personality.
  • An ability to work under pressure and in an ever-changing environment.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • A strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes.


The Package

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 pa dependent on experience. This role offers the chance to fight Covid-19 in a role that is pivotal to the UK’s future plan.


To Apply

If you would like to enquire about the role, please contact Charlie Cox on 07903 204577 or email him at

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