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Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Global role

Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Global role
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 122622
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 5 years ago

Job Description

Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Global role
required to develop and execute optimal Procurement & Sourcing strategies through the selection, development and management of supplier relationships to achieve competitive advantage, including the procurement of commodities for production for our client based in Galway.

Scope of this role:
As part of the Global Sourcing Team, working closely with Team Members and Suppliers word-wide the successful hire will drive procurement/supplier initiatives to meet overall supply requirements whilst implementing sustainable cost reduction & service improvements globally.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned Procurement Professional that has led large scale negotiations and a proven track record in Supplier Relationship Management.

Responsibilities of Strategic Sourcing Specialist:
Develop and execute measurement tools to accurately gauge supplier performance (quality, delivery, etc.).
Develop Annual Sourcing Business Plans that will reflect year-over-year cost reductions, quality enhancements and overall continuous improvement.
Project managing NPI, Process Improvements, Supplier selection (including; negotiation, contract review, etc.).
Drive performance on KPIs including; PPV, process improvement, cost reduction, capacity planning and lead-time.
Driving long term capacity & supply plans for assigned commodities.
Aligning Suppliers strategies with Plant & Corporate objectives and targets.
Drive the highest level of compliance, customer satisfaction at an optimum cost.
Providing mentoring and training focus for more junior team members.
Communicating via; data, metrics, reports, relationship building - both internally and externally.

Requirements of Strategic Sourcing Specialist:
Honours Bachelor?s Degree in Business or similar HETAC level 8 course. Preferably additional APICS qualification.
7+ years Procurement (Strategic Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management experience in a manufacturing environment.
Extensive knowledge in Market Research and Commodity Management (Metals, Plastics, Resin, Chemicals, Packaging) in any large scale manufacturing environment.
Proven experience of MRP systems, preferably SAP experience.
Proven MS Office skills, to generate; documents, spreadsheets, graphs, presentations, project schedules.
Strong analytical skills to aide quantitative decision making.
Ability to effectively present projects, status, etc. to all levels including directors & site management.
Proven understanding of legal agreements.

Please phone Larry on 01-2302400 / /

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

Key words; procurement, logistics, supplier quality, supplier management, vendor management, negotiation, SAP, ERP, manufacturing suppliers, Galway, Clare, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Connaught.