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Job Ref.: 1634

Job Title: Commercial Buying Director – Pharmacy Group – Dublin West based - July 2018 - Immediate Vacancy

Posted Date: 18/07/2018

Sector: Purchasing

Location: Ireland, Dublin West

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Commercial Buying Director – Pharmacy Group – Dublin West based - July 2018 - Immediate Vacancy

Our client is the largest pharmaceutical purchasing group in the Irish Pharmacy market with offices based in the Liffey Valley area, West Dublin.

The business is growing quickly and continues to invest in its core competencies to drive growth and further enhance its market leading position within the Irish Pharmacy market. They are seeking a Commercial Buying Director, to lead their Buying team and commercial leadership to help support their ambitious growth ambitions.

The successful candidate will have overall accountability for purchasing performance across the companies’ pharmacy, wholesale and sales areas.

The successful candidate will own the development and execution of the company strategy that maximises revenue and profitable growth. Experience of working in a complex, fast paced, B2B or B2C business at a senior level where they have defined the commercial strategy and delivered growth is essential. Candidates with pharmaceutical wholesaler, retail pharmacy or generics experience in this area would be strongly considered.

The Role

The Commercial Buying Director will join the company’s senior management team with overall ownership and responsibility to devise, implement and deliver the company’s sales and growth strategies for the dispensing sales business.


Develop and implement commercial strategies in accordance with company goals and objectives aimed to accelerate growth.

The job holder will be primarily responsible for sourcing, developing and managing strategic relationships with key Suppliers within the trading function.

The Commercial Buying Director will be responsible for existing gross margin, budgeted gross margin across the trading function.

Effective Management of Supplier relationships.

Identify and unlock supply chain opportunities.

Negotiate best terms and ensure all purchasing deals are maximized to full profit potential.

Understand the requirements of existing customers to ensure their needs are being met to the highest standard.

Review and be accountable for the performance of all commercial activities using key agreed metrics


The following specific competencies are being sought in the person who will fill this position:

Strong Leadership and Strategic Direction

Judgment and Decision Making

Management and Delivery of Results

Building Relationships and Communication

Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self-Development

Personal Energy and Drive

Commitment to good Ethical Behaviour

Good understanding of the Irish Pharmacy Retail and Wholesale operations.

Proven experience as a Commercial Buying Director or another relevant role.

Evidence of achievements under each of these headings will be required in the application process.

An excellent salary circa 110-120k (depending on experience) plus strong benefits package will apply to the right individual.

For further information please call Paul Flanagan at Dublin 01 805 5522 or email your cv in the strictest confidence to asap.


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