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Global Materials Manager, Galway

Job Title: Global Materials Manager, Galway
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 123524
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Global Materials Manager, Galway
Our client, a Medtech company, now seeks an experienced Global Materials Manager to work in a fast paced dynamic manufacturing environment, provide input to senior management from Materials Management perspective. This is a permanent role based in Galway.

The successful candidate will set the strategic direction and leadership for the Materials Management Team and to optimize the Materials performance metrics on quality, service and cost.

Additionally this hire will identifies and articulates the materials management department strategy, objectives and metrics for the achievement / improvement of the key therapy area initiatives.

This role will operate within the Materials department be the primary interface with Direct Materials Purchasing, Intercompany planning, Subs and FG Production Planning, FG Logistics to DC's & Supplier Engineering and GSC Interfaces and Processes.

Responsibilities of Global Materials Manager:
Builds a strong and sustaining relationship with the Global therapy area teams: Supply chain Planning, Production, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Supplier Engineering and NPD to ensure common short- and long-term materials management performance goals and strategies are achieved.
Lead the planning and purchasing teams to establish the Monthly CBP's and ensure that a detailed production and purchasing plan is agreed with the Global end to end therapy area production/planning teams and 3rd party material suppliers.
Key manager lead to coordinate a therapy area monthly supplier performance review in conjunction with supplier quality, supplier engineering and the incoming inspection teams.
Achieve the businesses targets in key service areas such as back orders, fill rates, inventory safety stock thresholds, production schedule adherence and product lead times.
Drive operational excellence in the Materials function to eliminate waste, improve effectiveness, maximize resources and improve safety.
Develops an extensive network of internal contacts across and external to company, to facilitate benchmarking to bring in best practices to the materials function.
Provides guidance and training to staff, assist subordinates in attaining career goals, motivates and develops team’s talent to achieve results through coaching, mentoring, and recruiting to maintain a high caliber staff.
Develops the therapy area Materials budget and operates to that budget to achieve cost objectives.

Requirements of Global Production Planning Manager:
Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Business or similar. APICS certification desirable.
8+ years’ experience in a similar role, including people management experience
3+ year’s management experience ideally within Production Planning / Scheduling / Supply Chain function.
Experience with ERP System a must e.g. SAP, Rapid Response, Oracle
Proficient user in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with strong working knowledge of MS Word.
Excellent analytical, problem solving & communication skills.
Proven manufacturing experience needed to manage materials planning and procurement process steps for NPI.
Understands Lean planning and execution techniques.

Please phone Larry on +353 1-2302400 / /

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