Purchasing Manager – Complementary Medicines (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Multinational Complementary Medicine Manufacturer
  • Senior Purchasing Role
  • Excellent Facilities, Friendly & Supportive Work Culture



Our client is a multinational company specialising in the manufacture of complementary medicines including solid and liquid dose. With facilities in the USA, Asia and Australia, the company prides itself in their ability to develop, deliver and manufacture various consumer health care products of the highest quality for their clients; from conception right through to commercialisation.

To employees, our client offers excellent facilities, career progression and a supportive, friendly and professional work environment.



This position is ideal for a Purchasing Manager or a Senior Purchasing Officer looking to take the next step in their career.

The successful candidate will have solid experience in purchasing of active and excipient materials for the health supplement contract manufacturing industry or pharmaceutical-related industry. They will possess excellent negotiating skills, be customer focused, and time efficient. To be short-listed, you will have worked in similar roles within contract manufacturing industry for five or more years and will have excellent understanding of GMP and TGA regulations.

You will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Maintain a vigorous raw material data base by managing active suppliers, pricing of raw materials, shipping terms, lead times, raw material expiry dates and MOQ
  • Request raw material quotations from existing and new suppliers and recommend outcome to General Manager
  • Regularly identify price reduction opportunities and obtain competitive quotes
  • Evaluate and approve new suppliers / perform supplier reviews
  • Communicate and maintain accurate flow of information to Production Department to ensure smooth operations of manufacturing process
  • Actively connect with Sales Department, Quality Assurance and Quality Control Departments to ensure accurate product management and on time product deliveries
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure fast response and to avoid quality issues
  • Raise and process purchase orders based on the production schedule considering lead-time



To be successful in your application you must meet the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a purchasing role in contract manufacturing industry for health supplements or related pharmaceutical products
  • Comprehensive knowledge of TGA requirements with experience in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Experienced in using Excel program and SAP system
  • Proven skills in administration and reporting with ability to plan and prioritize work and complete tasks with tight deadlines
  • High attention to details
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Abiltiy to negotiate pricing and terms of payments with suppliers will see you shortlisted
  • Highly motivated, you must be someone who is looking for a long term career opportunity and committed to growing with the company
  • A good work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member or autonomously



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to CS Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Jo on +61 3 9516 0100 during office hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. If on this occasion you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.