Specialist, Procurement

Full Time


Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Create Alert Company: Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products. Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees. Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit: www.taro.com. What we offer: A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment Opportunities for career growth and development A competitive wage/salary Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs General Summary: The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for procuring materials required for production (Packaging components) and items for R&D, QC, Microbiology & facilities.

Additionally, the Procurement Specialist will also be required to but not limited to: Negotiate pricing with vendors and analyze quotes from existing and new vendors. Evaluate existing vendors for service and reliability Collaborate with vendor management to qualify and approve new vendors RM / API / Component & Non-Inventory procurement Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Order materials regularly as per schedule for R&D, Quality Control and Microbiology Labs Responsible for ensuring packaging components purchase requests are executed in a timely manner. Responsible for ordering materials regularly as per the MRP, and responsible for releasing firm purchase orders as per MRP requirements. Responsible for effective cost savings to meet target set for Procurement team Working on process improvement initiatives to get flow less operation without any delays.

Communicate any delivery issues which affect the master production schedule or Lab testing schedule Evaluate vendors based on quality product, rejection rate, pricing structure, and open issues. Responsible to maintain Supplier agreements/Contracts and deliverables. Responsible to initiate change controls & follow up till implementation of new materials/change Responsible to resolve any shortages or discrepancies on received material with accounts payable. Responsible for bi-annual review of lot sizes and safety stocks levels Ensure quantities purchased meet Taro’s purchasing guidelines and policies.

Survey market place for alternate vendor quotes to ensure competitiveness of existing vendors. Responsible for negotiating pricing with vendors and maintaining vendor pricing records as needed for analysis. Review open purchase orders to reduce and or increase quantities as necessary. Responsible to ensure that purchase orders are placed for components/raw materials to meet the launch dates of new products.

Communicate Quality Control and Quality Assurance issues and rejections with appropriate vendors. Lead cross functional team to help resolve NOE’s, NCI’s and CAPA’s in a timely manner. Align Taro Packaging and Raw /API Material requirements with Supplier’s specifications. Check sourcing for outside testing labs.

Following SOP on regular basis to be in compliance. Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records Other duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: University degree in business or related or equivalent work experience. 3 to 5 years’ experience in Purchasing in Materials control in a pharmaceutical industry. Intermediate level: Microsoft Excel and Word SAP and / or APO APICS or PMAC certification will be an asset. Experience in interfacing and interacting with diverse business groups Proficiency of computer programs (Excel, Word, Power point etc.) Ability to communicate and work effectively in a team-based environment Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and project management skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

No phone calls please. This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada. Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.


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