Supplier Development Specialist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Torbay Pharmaceuticals has exciting growth plans, to support this, we are looking for a Supplier Development Specialist to work with our product development team, suppliers and operational leads. The role will take a lead in sourcing new materials, supporting suppliers through our supplier approval process and developing the relationship going forward with a view to achieving the best possible price, service and quality.

The job holder will also develop our Vendor Scorecard system, reporting back to the management team and working with suppliers that need improvement

Main duties of the job

To be successful in this role you will need to:
  • Have a least 2 years Supplier Management Experience
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong commercial background and experience of writing business cases
  • Self-motivated & Self-confident
  • Computer literate - able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, project and outlook: and access the internet.
  • A corporate player - able to link successfully strategy and operations
  • Have the drive and enthusiasm to ensure success.
  • Reliable, with integrity and honesty.
  • Diplomatically assertive.
  • Able to cope under pressure

About us

Torbay Pharmaceuticals - Built by the NHS, Supplying the World

At Torbay Pharmaceuticals you'll work for a truly unique organisation and alongside the most committed people in the business. We have ambitious plans to grow our business over the next few years and we know that we can't do that without everyone playing their part. That's why we believe in theOne TPway of working.

Shared responsibility for getting a job done is core to our values and is underpinned by aWe can if...attitude. If one team needs help to meet a goal, then the rest of us pitch in to help. It's just what we do and we only want to work with others who would do that too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will involve:
  • Developing new supply sources to improve cost competitiveness, availability and to reduce stock holdings
  • To ensure that Good Distribution Practice (GDP) is put in place and followed with all new suppliers
  • Conduit between TP and the supplier with regard to product introduction.
  • Drive the internal processes required to introduce goods and services into a Pharmaceutical regulated facility, whilst adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations.
  • Cross functional program management to qualify new goods and services.
  • Support the auditing team with arranging and completing supplier audits
  • Responsible for the ownership of issues reported with goods and services, working with internal and external partners to resolve (in line with cGMP expectations)
  • Responsible for the Vendor Scorecard system on Winman (ERP System)
  • Make recommendations to the Head of Supply Chain and Procurement with regard to new supplier choices
  • To be the first point of contact between the New Product Development function and Supply Chain with regard to sourcing and obtaining pricing for new Goods and Services.
  • Responsible for completing and updating Supply Chain Maps for all cGMP materials.
  • Represent the Supply Chain function on New Product Development project meetings where new goods and services are required.
  • Aid the tendering function to obtain User Requirement Specifications from internal customers to enable formal tenders to be completed when appropriate.

Full details can be found on the attached Job Description. In your application please refer to the person specification/role requirements in your supporting information

Person Specification



  • Chartered Institute Purchasing & Supply Level 4 or higher or Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport qualification level 4 or Higher
  • Hons Degree in relevant subject (e.g. Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing or Engineering) or equivalent experience


  • LEAN/Six Sigma qualification
  • Prince 2 or other relevant project management qualification



  • Supplier Management Experience
  • Computer literate - able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, project and outlook: and access the internet.
  • A corporate player, able to link successfully strategy and operations
  • Commercial and financial acumen


  • Root cause analysis training
  • Trained in the Principles and Guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practice and how the principles of GDP maintain product quality throughout the distribution chain.



  • Strong leadership skills with Cross functional management skills
  • The ability to analyse and report data
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Critical analysis, problem-solving and evaluative skills.
  • Strong commercial background and experience of writing business cases
  • Numerically astute with strong problem-solving skills


  • Relevant knowledge and experience related to the manufacture of medicinal products and its components

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