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Associate Director Sourcing & Procurement

Ref: 920780

  • Negotiable
  • 26 Apr 2019
  • Limerick
  • Perm

Opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain professional to join a growing team within a multinational manufacturing company. You will be working within a dynamic site in Limerick which has a fast paced environment.

This company offers a chance to lead and manage the sourcing and procurement function of specialized products along with an attractive compensation & benefits package.

This role would suit someone who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the work done.

The Role:

• You will be responsible to develop & lead the local sourcing strategies within the direct materials supply for manufacturing operations. • You will advise local commercial teams on supply market dynamics and leading practices which maximize value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost effectiveness. • You will ensure that the company’s global strategy for all products is consistently executed within their supply market. • You will be leading a team of sourcing managers and/or collaborating with sourcing/category managers and other peers. • You will be responsible for local contractual agreements, works with internal legal department, and drives any changes that are critical to the company’s interest. • You will manage local country market sourcing & supplier relationship activities which serve the needs of the business units. • You will reviews local contracts for key areas of spend; monitor trends/patterns within the spend under management, and serves as the primary point for local supply market negotiations. • You will Identify and define sourcing best practices from both within and outside of the company and ensures best practices are adopted.


• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 8 -10 years relevant experience within a manufacturing environment including 5 years within pharmaceutical industry. • Prior cGMP experience in bio-pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and / or medical device industry is highly preferred. • Demonstrated experience leading multiple spend categories and strategic sourcing teams • Working knowledge with sourcing contracting tools, ERP’s, and eRFx systems preferred. (Oracle, Zycus, GEP, Ariba, Other). • 2 years or more of supervisory experience and/or demonstrated experience leading a matrix team.

If you find this role of interest, please apply with a copy of your up to date CV or call Varun Obhan on +353214221000 for a confidential chat.