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Purchasing Manager

This role is working in our business operations function, within strategic sourcing. The team works with internal stakeholders, business unit senior management , finance and external vendors. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of Purchasing initiatives either regionally or globally, conducting yearly category strategies in collaboration with the business to reduce spend, increase efficiency, and lower risk.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to embed yourself in the business operations, strategic sourcing team and collaborate with high level stakeholders to create innovative ways to improve process, quality and cost.


  • Manage spend, sourcing and stakeholder collaboration in designated categories or areas
  • Establish sourcing budgets, resource plans, milestones, tracking metrics, and success measures
  • Identify sourcing initiatives where change will impact the business, develop implementation plans, lead change teams and regularly liaise with senior management
  • Oversee preparation and presentation of purchasing recommendations to management and stakeholders
  • Manage bench-marking and validate opportunities by Requests for Information, and prepare and issue competitive Requests for Proposals
  • Manage and build relationships with internal stakeholders and function or business unit senior management to align priorities and to identify budget reduction opportunities and to ensure global procurement programs enable stakeholder to achieve their business plans
  • Work with stakeholders to manage vendor relationships
  • Oversee the creation of purchasing plans, priorities, change programs and agree and implement vendor management programs
  • Conduct LEAN initiatives, or projects in Business Operations which result in successful change for the company


  • Bachelor degree required plus relevant experience. within sourcing, audit or finance department
  • 3 years' experience which should include finance management, stakeholder management, and strategy planning experience
  • Knowledge of purchasing methodologies, principles, theories, processes and practices.
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills.

What We Offer / USPs

  • We invest in keeping our teams stable so workload is consistent
  • We offer genuine career development opportunities for those who want to grow as part of the organisation

IQVIA is an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions based on qualifications and merit. We prohibit discrimination based on any unlawful consideration such as age, race, national origin, gender or other "protected status."

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. 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. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA's ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

Purchasing Manager

Durham, NC
Full Time

Published on 05/14/2022

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