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Associate Procurement Program Manager

Job Title: Associate Procurement Program Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Industry:
REF: 84010
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Associate Procurement Program Manager

Our client, a manufacturing company in Galway are currently looking to recruit an Associate Procurement Program Manager for their site.

Job Summary:
Project leader responsible for multiple Procurement projects, working with cross-functional teams and standard work to build and execute project implementation plans for productivity and continuous improvement projects. Partner with Commodity teams to assist with projects charter, benefits, and resource requirements. Responsible for monitoring active projects, updating status, eliminating roadblocks, and escalating issues as appropriate. Investigate, coordinate and communicate project changes. Identify gaps to goals and collaboratively develop and support countermeasures and activities to close the gap and exceed targets. Support Commodity teams goals by leading and executing supplier rationalization, quality and delivery improvement projects. Work to align strategies between commodity and Sector localization, plant rationalization and similar.

Responsibilities:
? Project leader responsible for multiple Procurement projects, working with cross-functional teams and standard work to build and execute project implementation plans for productivity and continuous improvement projects.
? Responsible for coordinating with commodity teams, materials, operations, engineering, finance, quality, and field operations to complete projects and achieve expected benefits within project timeline.
? Partner with Commodity teams to assist with projects charter, benefits, and resource requirements. Active participant in sector/plant productivity gate reviews ensuring that required cross-functional resources are allocated to execute projects as outlined.
? Responsible for monitoring active projects, updating status, eliminating roadblocks, and escalating issues as appropriate.
? Investigate, coordinate and communicate project changes. Create and make revisions to project schedules, business cases, risk assessments and other project management tools. Create and conduct presentations for project approvals and monthly status.
? Identify gaps to goals and collaboratively develop and support countermeasures and activities to close the gap and exceed targets.
? Manage reporting of Procurement financial metrics (forecast and actual) including productivity and inflation for responsible plants or projects Support the development of the Annual Operating Plan for productivity projects, targets and initiatives. Support standard setting process for responsible plants.
? Support Commodity teams goals by leading and executing supplier rationalization, quality and delivery improvement projects. Work to align strategies between commodity and Sector localization, plant rationalization and similar.
? Coordinate continuous improvement ideation sessions for responsible plants. Generate and evaluate new ideas and opportunities aligned with plant priorities and strategies.
? Participate in and represent Procurement function during plant or product Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) or Major Model Review (MMR) events. Responsible for collecting and communicating commodity actions following event.

Qualifications:
? BA/BS/ME degree in business or engineering with a minimum of 3-5 years of project management experience.
? 5 to 10 years? experience
? A minimum of 6 years of experience working in a diversified industrial company in the areas of Engineering, Project Management, Quality, Finance and/or Operations.
? Strong Analytic experience
? Working knowledge of six sigma tools, lean manufacturing a plus.
? Experience in International sourcing experience a plus.
? Experience in supplier development, materials management, and/or supplier quality a plus. Must be a strategic thinker and have demonstrated experience driving strategies
? Microsoft Project Expertise
? Experience running large complex cross functional projects
? Global project management experience a plus
? Oracle experience in a global environment is beneficial
? Ability to travel up to 20%

Key Competencies:
? To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
? Supply Chain Acumen ? Oversees development and execution of GSC strategies/playbooks for assigned components or services, drives utilization of common GSC tools to achieve optimal IR results that are Quality, Delivery, Price and Service balanced and corporate/governmental compliant.
? Project Management ? Reviews and approves teams? project plans, oversees project execution, balances projects between short and long-term focus, secures alignment with cross-functional partners.
? Global Business Thinking/Strategizing-Demonstrates deep global knowledge of suppliers, industry trends, emerging markets and technology, builds this knowledge into GSC strategies/playbooks, develops global talent.
? Problem Solving?Identifies/anticipates potential problems, supports root cause analysis, evaluates robustness of corrective action plan and oversees plan implementation.
? Relationship Management ? Creates collaborative environment with cross-functional partners, assures regular/appropriate two-way communication flow, builds/maintains relationship with industry peers and suppliers, and reinforces GSC lead on ?on IR voice? to the supply base.

For further information on this Associate Procurement Program Manager role in Galway please contact Bridin Quinn on 091730022 / bridin@hero.ie
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