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IRBM, Finance & Purchasing Unit

IRBM is a scientific contract research organization (CRO) that stands at the forefront of drug discovery, leveraging a single, unified research facility, located in Pomezia (Rome), Italy, to accelerate team-based breakthroughs and improve efficiencies from initial concept to pre-clinical candidate.

With a history of contributing to several approved drugs, and its own internal pipeline of oncology and other therapeutic assets, IRBM is powered by deep collaborations and decades of expertise from leading global institutions. Our comprehensive in-house capabilities assist partners in achieving key milestones and progressing towards clinical readiness, positioning IRBM as a major player in driving innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields.

Job description:

IRBM is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Buyer to join our team. In this role, you will conduct and support the procurement process of goods and services following established purchasing policies and procedures optimizing price, delivery, and terms, and providing performance analysis of KPIs for the Group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare proposals, request quotes, and negotiate purchase terms and conditions
  • Analyse and evaluate bids to determine optimum value
  • Support budget processing, manage requests and order confirmations
  • Analyse demand trends to support the management with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Delivers on challenging savings and cost avoidance targets
  • Liaise with the internal project team and providers to develop strong relationship resolve financial related issues
  • Identify potential suppliers, select them and issue purchase orders; follow up
  • Evaluate products and services provided
  • Identifies and mitigates sourcing risks
  • Monitor of contract expirations and terms


  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Result orientation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments
  • Ability to build formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organisation
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of written and spoken English


  • Bachelor’s degree in business/engineering disciplines;
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role, in medium complex and structured company contexts;
  • In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Office package with particular focus of ERP logic;
  • Previous use of Microsoft Navision and PowerBi systems is an advantage;

IRBM considers all qualified applicants without discrimination, including on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected classes. We nurture an inclusive culture where everyone can show their full potential and enjoying a fulfilling career.

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