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Almac Group


Almac Group

  • Armagh
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 05/10/2017
  • Simon Taylor
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The Procurement Specialist is responsible for all aspects of Procurement within a defined supply category and will support other supply categories as necessary.


Procurement Specialist (Buyer)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Location: Craigavon

Open To: Employees and external applicants may apply


The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years now employing almost 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

Advancing human health requires exceptional people - your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together


The Role

The Procurement department is responsible for acquiring the desired goods using best market knowledge, at the best possible total cost of ownership, in the right quantity, of the right quality, at the right time. The Procurement Specialist is responsible for all aspects of Procurement within a defined supply category and will support other supply categories as necessary.

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • HNC/HND level qualification (or equivalent) OR significant relevant experience of working in a similar role
  • Previous procurement experience within a busy office environment OR significant relevant experience in a pharmaceutical role
  • Previous experience of working within an accredited quality system
  • Proven working knowledge of planning, procurement and purchasing systems

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Degree level qualification in a Business related discipline
  • Previous experience of supplier agreements and performance measurement

Additional essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the personnel specification attached to the online job posting.


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Childcare vouchers (including early return bonus)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield health benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

Closing Date

17 October 2017 at 5PM

Ref: HRJOB3757
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