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Other denominations

Purchasing manager; Buying technician; Industrial buyer


Purchases represent a large cost for companies, in terms not only of the acquisition of strategic products for production, but also non-strategic products (office equipment, etc.). This fact is further exacerbated at companies that work with high value added products, using more expensive raw materials and equipment than is normal in other industries. Purchasing technicians are responsible for managing the purchase and procurement of products, in line with the manufacturing and distribution needs, selecting the best option on the basis of quality, service and price, as well as guaranteeing the level of service provided by the products assigned and helping to draw up the budget. These professionals work at medium or large enterprises in the chemical sector, with their role taking on particular importance at pharmaceutical companies. They work as part of a team or department under the supervision of the Purchasing Director and in particularly close collaboration with the production, marketing and commercial departments.


  • Actively contribute to the development and improvement of new projects and processes.
  • Draft and keep track of the Purchasing budgets.
  • Define the price negotiation strategies and purchasing conditions.
  • Identify and select suppliers, raw materials, alternative packaging and new purchasing channels.
    Undetake the prospecting and selection of national and international suppliers.
    Take part in the certification of suppliers, alongside the quality control department.
    Negotiate agreements and ensure continuous improvement of suppliers, producing regular reports on their service and quality level.
    Take responsibility for the creation and maintenance of the supplier classification system.
  • Prepare and obtain health and safety certificates and documentation for raw materials.
  • Manage purchases, follow-ups and delivery deadlines.
  • Provide information about purchases throughout the company.
  • Draw up the supply and contingency plan, determining the procurement procedures.
  • Visit suppliers and distribution centres and attend congresses and conferences.

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