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Sourcing Specialist

Galway, Ireland
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Lisa Lawlor
+353 86 839 5533
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We’re thrilled to take this Sourcing Specialist role to the market, a position with a growing Global team.  

The successful candidate will oversee the full lifecycle of sourcing events for Indirect Goods and Services, ensuring exceptional customer service to supported businesses, sites, and regions. This role reports to the Regional Manager of Sourcing. 

This hybrid role can be based in Galway, Cork, or Clonmel. 

Key Responsibilities: 

End-to-End Sourcing Execution: 

  • Conduct price negotiations, vendor quote tracking, supplier selection, and contract review/approval. 
  • Develop innovative sourcing strategies and long-term contracts. 

Stakeholder Alignment: 

  • Identify and engage stakeholders, ensuring their input throughout the sourcing process. 
  • Support Sourcing Managers in strategic planning and project execution. 

Data Analysis and Market Strategies: 

  • Set requirements for data analysis, identify information sources, and channel data to appropriate personnel. 
  • Coordinate internal and external data analytics and e-sourcing support. 
  • Develop Go-To-Market and negotiation strategies. 

Supplier Management: 

  • Conduct supplier analysis, including financials and capabilities. 
  • Lead supplier performance development and management reviews. 
  • Execute end-to-end sourcing projects for less complex categories. 
  • Partner with suppliers to purchase goods and services at optimal prices while maintaining quality standards. 
  • Prepare sourcing documentation, including requirements and specifications. 
  • Resolve supplier inquiries and disputes. 
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and quality standards. 
  • Analyze spending patterns and recommend cost and process improvements. 
  • Achieve annual cost savings and value contribution targets. 
  • Negotiate favorable payment terms with suppliers and manage supplier performance. 
  • Monitor and communicate supplier quality and delivery performance. 
  • Resolve supplier-related issues and maintain professional relationships. 

Stakeholder Engagement: 

  • Engage proactively with stakeholders, business leaders, and the Global/Regional Indirect Sourcing Team to align and achieve business strategies and objectives. 
  • Handle ad hoc or recurring assignments as stakeholder needs evolve. 

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive experience in finance or purchasing. 
  • Knowledge of best practices in sourcing and procurement. 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects. 
  • Effective negotiation skills. 
  • Strong customer service orientation. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Comfortable with change and ambiguity in a matrix organization. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to meet targets and objectives. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Working knowledge of sourcing practices. 
  • Proficiency in SAP, MS Excel, and PowerPoint. 


  • Experience in contracts management. 
  • Advanced skills in SAP/Ariba. 
  • Advanced MS Excel skills. 
  • Knowledge or experience in the medical device industry. 


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Data can only be transferred outside of the EEA on the basis of standards and contractual clauses, to a country for whom an adequacy decision has been given by the European Commission or where the express permission of the data subject has been given. You have supplied us with your personal data in the process of applying for a position. Our client company may have personnel outside of the EEA who will review your data. We will apply the appropriate criteria in respect of the data transfer depending on the location of those personnel. 

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