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Purchasing manager

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Primary Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Full time R1203566

Job description

Purpose of the role:
Line Management responsibilities for direct reports, managing all aspects of Purchasing. Ensure team adheres to the IQVIA Transnational corporate purchasing policy which encourages vendor competition.


·Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable legislation. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters, including salary administration.

·Responsible for performance of direct reports, overseeing planning, coordinating and administering programs for the control of vendor expenditure and leading purchasing processes to realize benefits for IQVIA.

·Participate in the selection and on-boarding process for new staff by conducting candidate review and participating in the interview process. Ensure staff have the appropriate materials, systems access and training to complete job responsibilities.

·Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to the Purchasing group.

·Oversee the extraction of spend data from accounts payable or other spend databases and create spend reports.

·Introduce and lead changes in internal business process and serves as an expert resource to management at all levels.

·Prepare and present purchasing recommendations to senior management.

·Validate opportunities by Requests for Information, and prepare and issue competitive Requests for Proposals.

·Oversee the agreed vendor management program.

·Perform other duties as assigned.


·Bachelor's Degree is required

·7 years' experience of which three should be in purchasing, supply chain management, materials management, procurement , including previous line management experience is required Or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

·Knowledge of purchasing methodologies, principles, theories, processes and practices.

·Knowledge of MS Office applications.

·Strong analytical and numeracy skills.

·Ability to identify financial issues, develop and execute mitigating actions.

·Effective verbal and written communication skills.

·Good influencing skills

·Management of others

·Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.

·Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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