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Procurement Specialist, Global Commodities role

Job Title: Procurement Specialist, Global Commodities role
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
REF: 122465
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 5 years ago

Job Description

Procurement Specialist, Global Commodities role
required to develop / lead the implementation of sourcing strategies for all items or services within an assigned category to achieve annual productivity improvement while maintaining or improving service levels for our client based in Cork.

This role has a global remit and will be responsible for ensuring the plant is provided into category strategy development, part of corporate strategy.

Responsibilities of Procurement Specialist:
Negotiating competitive cost with suppliers.
Develop and execute measurement tools to accurately gauge supplier performance.
Project managing; assignments, NPIs and Supplier selection, negotiation, contract review, etc.
Manage and develop suppliers to achieve on-going productivity achievements.
Ensure input of assigned plant is provided into category strategy development.
Achieve spend productivity targets at assigned location within specific category.
Maintains strong relationships with customers and suppliers for on-going improvements. Measure and track supplier performance.
Work with Receiving, Accounts Payable and other departments as required to resolve issues, reconcile errors and correct the root cause of problems.
Establishing correct Vendor data on SAP; Assess Vendor risks and advice on Stock holding policy and lead time.
Transitioning to new Vendors as per Corporate Purchasing Plan: Actions as above; Manage any new validations required as part of the transition.
Lead the Yearly Standard Cost Setting as part of the Budgeting process.
Deal directly with Vendors on mid to long term supply issues / relationship issues.

Requirements of Procurement Specialist:
Honours Bachelor of Business Studies, Engineering, Science or similar.
APICS certification an advantage.
4+ years direct procurement experience in a commodity / manufacturing environment.
Project Management experience is require, plus experience in Dealing with Third Party Vendors on commercial activities.
Strong analytical skills to make quantitative projections/recommendations.
Experienced in using MRP systems with SAP experience preferred.

Please phone Larry on 01 2302400 /

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