Senior Scientific Buyer

Industry Sector Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Other
Location UK, Scotland


Senior Scientific Buyer

Location – Glasgow

Sector – Scientific Procurement

Salary: Competitive


Our client is a bespoke scientific procurement outsourcing company. They specialise in working with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to provide a complete solution for laboratory and office product purchasing. As part of their service, they operate an ordering platform to ensure their clients can readily order any needed consumables, equipment or reagents with ease. As part of expansion plans, they are looking for a Senior Scientific Buyer to join their team on a full-time and permanent basis, with initial start working from home due to Covid-19.


The Opportunity:

As a Senior Scientific Buyer, you will be responsible for category buying within their biologicals category. No two days are the same, but you will negotiate with suppliers to obtain the best deals (both electronically and face to face), conduct research and spot trends within client purchasing habits to ensure supply can meet demand and that the best prices are always available. You will strategically look at the supply chain to ensure new/better/cheaper products are available for clients. This role involves managing many projects simultaneously and so a self-starter with time management is essential.


Skills and Experience Needed:

The successful applicant will have the following:

·         PhD (or Master’s with 5+ years of laboratory experience and procurement) in a Biological subject.  

·         A comprehensive and detailed understanding of biological consumables, equipment, reagents, cell-lines and other products within life science. 

·         Proven confidence in delivering pitches, presentations or sales proposals. 

·         The ability to negotiate with confidence. 

·         An analytical and statistical mind, able to see patterns and trends in data. 

·         Previous procurement experience is not essential, but would be a bonus. At minimum, you will be an analytical thinker. 


The Package

My client is willing to offer a competitive salary for an individual with significant previous scientific procurement experience. They have a competitive benefits package and friendly culture.


To Apply


If you would like to submit an application for this position, please contact Charlie Cox on 07903 204577, or send an email to

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