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Program Manager - Supplier Relations

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Contact Name: John Reid
Contact Email: johnr@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Program Manager - Supplier Relations

My client a leading Medtech company now require a Program Manager to join their expanding team.

The Program Manager will be responsible for the commercial and tactical operational management of contract manufacturing partner(s) & finished goods suppliers to ensure product availability and stability of economics to my client.

This is a permanent role based in The Midlands commutable from parts of Dublin and Galway.

Responsibilities of Program Manager

Liaise with suppliers to ensure stability of the supply chain, develop & implement risk management processes to ensure no risk of supply.
Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual terms for assigned partners to ensure client business needs are met.
Manage supplier pricing reviews and COGS reduction projects to drive reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Works with suppliers to reduce lead times and increase overall supply chain agility.
Engage with Franchise team to support strategic projects including RFP/RFQ process for new and existing business programs with 3rd party suppliers.
Ensure suppliers achieve 98.5% weekly product availability through ongoing management of the supply base, risk assessments, contracts, and periodic business reviews with suppliers.
Engage & develop continuous supply chain improvement practices to support the continued focus on delivering improved value and service levels.
Conducts supplier landscaping activities, develops selection criteria to support new supplier identification and evaluation to ensure selection of qualified sources for new product and manufacturing needs.
Establishes supplier benchmarking processes & contributes to business reviews to drive and improve supplier performance.
Engages with key stakeholders within [Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Franchise team, Regulatory, etc.] to ensure timely delivery of business projects.
Participates and engages in Make Buy reviews & decisions.
Will abide to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policies and any relevant other EHS documentation.
Will comply with all relevant training required and adhere to relevant associated documentation.

Requirements of Program Manager

Minimum 7 years' experience in a 3rd party supply chain management environment.
Demonstrated experience in managing & developing supplier relationships including contract negotiation.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.
Management of annualized standard cost settings, pricing, & cost out programs.
High understanding of Compliance requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Including validation requirements and Regulatory expectations.
Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment.
Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications/familiarity with contract terms and conditions, statements of work.

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For more information please contact John at The RFT Group / www.rftgroup.ie / 01 2302400 or click apply below