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Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleague globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.


Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • work closely with Manufacturing, PDRA and others in support of all purchasing requirements
  • scheduling, purchasing and expediting of direct and indirect materials/services in support of all departments
  • supply of assigned commodities, parts, office supplies, laboratory materials
  • ensure that all material has arrived on specific deadlines and into stock
  • solving supply issues as delay, damaged or returned goods, logistic and other
  • analyses raw material lead times, safety stock levels, and inventory turns to maintain raw material inventories at levels consistent with company objectives to support production requirements
  • negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best quotation
  • review purchase order acknowledgements for compliance to price, delivery and other terms and conditions
  • resolve order discrepancies such as non-conformances, shortages, or price discrepancies with suppliers
  • verify accuracy of materials received per order; verify invoices to ensure payment terms and discounts are accurate
  • request samples and production first articles for evaluation of new product designs and potential suppliers
  • periodically measuring purchasing performance using performance indicators
  • any other related duties as required and/or assigned

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • the ability to be highly organized and manage your time whilst maintaining a sense of urgency and priority within the role
  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • knowledge of the raw materials and packaging and other relevant markets

About the Company

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us at

The legal employer on behalf of Dechra in Croatia is Genera Inc.  

Genera Inc. is a part of the Dechra Group since 2015

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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