Buyer 3.5k + MacPherson

EA Licence No: 03C3254|EA Personal Registration No: R2094472
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Experienced, Manager
Diploma, Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

The Buyer is responsible for the management of the procurement process from receiving of purchase requisition from Pharmacy to generating Purchase Order, communicating with suppliers/manufacturers, and monitoring of deliveries from suppliers/manufacturers. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Source, identify, evaluate and select local drugs suppliers/manufacturers that could supply required drugs at the lowest price consistent with quality and reliable services.
  • Regularly review prices of procured drugs with the aim to re-negotiate pricing with the suppliers/manufacturers for a lower price.
  • Validate purchase requisition (PR) received from Pharmacist are meeting all requirements.
  • Convert PR to purchase order (PO) and communicate timely to suppliers. Ensure that accurate information is received, understood and acted upon by suppliers/manufacturers.
  • Monitor and track supplier shipment and work with respective logistic team in goods receipt issue/ discrepancy.
  • Keep track of all goods and services ordered and received, and maintain accurate inventory records including details on price, performance, and delivery.
  • Provide weekly reports to management on the overall inventory level and demand and supply situation.
  • Act as an interface between supplier and AP team to resolve GR/ invoices issues.
  • Work closely with Regulatory Affairs team to ensure all procured drugs are properly register with the local health authority.
  • Communicate with suppliers/manufacturers on any delayed, inaccurate or damaged shipments/ deliveries as well as returns.
  • Continuously review suppliers/manufacturers’ performances and identify high-risk suppliers/manufacturers and ensure there is assurance of back-up supplies/manufacturers.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as assigned by the management


  • Diploma or Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years working experience as a buyer preferably with a pharmaceutical organization or hospital.
  • Must be computer literate and have good bargaining and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be resourceful and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good analytical and organization skills as well as an eye for details.
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