Catalent Pharma Solutions Procurement Specialist in Swindon, United Kingdom

Job Description

Catalent require a Procurement Specialist to join our Swindon manufacturing facility. The position is responsible functionally for strategic Direct, Indirect & CAPEX procurement of the site.


  • Supports global / regional procurement initiatives as well as leads site-level initiatives for supplier management, supplier quality & supplier performance improvement.

  • Participates in or leads cross-functional initiatives to reduce cost and improve service level for both internal and external customers.

  • Develops & manages key supplier relationships to serve the local site in the most efficient manner.

Tactical implementation:

  • Through a collaborative team coordinates and drives the RFP’s / RFI’s process for regional and site level initiatives. Invites key / core suppliers to provide solutions and cost proposals for Catalent business requirements, evaluates proposals, makes supplier recommendations, selects suppliers, awards business, and handles contracts for key stakeholders.

  • Leverages and negotiates pricing on combined volumes of purchases at various locations with industry leading suppliers to reduce the cost of goods and overheads. Prioritizes savings opportunities and takes a unified approach with our various purchasing locations in the region to meet with the potential suppliers and get the lowest possible total cost to deliver cost savings.

  • Negotiates and monitors goods prices & service contracts.

  • Develops and maintains an accurate accounting of the spend for each category, checks and corrects, when needed, the indirect spend figures reported in Qlik.

  • Supports the local Capital Expenditure projects in close collaboration with local teams & global Procurement, monitors the CAPEX-project status in the CAPEX-tool, approves local CAPEX-projects in the CAPEX-tool.

Procurement process compliance:

  • To ensure that spend is managed according to local or global procurement policies and procedures.

  • To educate and provide support to key stakeholders when negotiating/contracting for goods or services.

  • Responsible for ensuring the supplier adheres to the Terms & Conditions specified on the purchase order and resolves challenges, for implementing the Regional Indirect Procurement guideline on site and contributing to its local deployment.

Educational Requirements:

• BA/BS in Business, Finance, Engineering, Purchasing or other Operations related field, Graduate Degree in Business Preferred but not essential.

• Procurement experience.

Why Work for Us:

Our Vision is to be the world’s most trusted, reliable and innovative drug development and delivery

partner by upholding the highest industry standards and exceeding customer expectations, while driving

strong, sustained growth for the company.

Competitive salary package + Bonus + Contributory Pension

About Catalent:

Catalyst + Talent. Our name combines these ideas. From drug and biologic development services, to delivery technologies to supply solutions, our highly skilled and dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving health and wellness by combining their personal expertise and advanced technologies to advance science and supply products of the highest quality to customers and patients around the world.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.

Our MISSION is to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives.

OUR VALUES are at the foundation of everything we do:

  • Patient First: We put patients at the centre of our work to ensure the safety, reliable supply and optimal performance of our products.

  • Customer Dedication: We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every day.

  • People: We are committed to the growth, development and engagement of our people.

  • Innovation: We develop and apply innovative solutions, superior technologies and continuously improved processes.

  • Integrity: We demonstrate respect, accountability and honesty in every interaction.

  • Excellence: We have a passion for excellence in everything we do.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied.™ Visit to explore career opportunities.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.