Job Detail

Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Deirdre Finnerty

Material & Supplier Sourcing Specialist

Job ID: JOB-11509

Material & Supplier Sourcing Specialist

My client is a well known Galway medical Device company with sites across the world. There is a new and exciting position for you to join as a Material & Supplier Sourcing Specialist. Your key function in the role is supporting Global Sourcing function by  executing sourcing events from end to end and providing analysis to Strategic Sourcing management.


  • Develop and maintain supplier performance review metrics & scorecards
  • Provide periodic and ad hoc spend analysis reports
  • Execute sourcing events from end to end, including:
  • Price negotiations, Vendor quote tracking, Supplier selection and Contract review and approval.
  • Takes a strategic and long-term view of sourcing in identifying and developing innovative sources and contracts
  • Supports and drives the stakeholder alignment:
  • Supports Sourcing Managers in the strategic planning and project sourcing execution process:
  • Set up requirements for data analysis, identify the right sources of information and sets up the channels to get the right information to the right person
  • Coordinate the analytics of internal and external data and e-sourcing support
  • Support development of Go-To-Market and negotiation strategies
  • Provide support during the supplier screening and supplier selection process
  • Performs supplier analysis, including supplier financials and capabilities using available and defined sources of information
  • Leads supplier Performance development activities and Management reviews
  • Performs Sourcing and Category Management activities for projects with limited complexity:
  • Executes end-to-end sourcing projects for less complex categories
  • Partner with suppliers and stakeholders to purchase goods and services at an optimal price concurrent with maintaining quality standards
  • Defines and prepares sourcing event documentation inclusive of requirements, specifications, and inputs
  • Support suppliers and the organization throughout the process by resolving inquiries and disputes
  • Adhere to company policies, Sourcing, Finance, Quality, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and all Corporate policies
  • Ensure compliance with the site Quality System and Approved Vendor List
  • Analyze frequent spend and develop recommendations for improvement in cost and process
  • Responsible for achieving annual cost savings and value contribution targets
  • Negotiate favorable payment terms with suppliers, Supplier Management: Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance to the supplier.
  • Obtains bids to promote a competitive environment (locates, interviews, analyzes and evaluates vendor capabilities to select suppliers, partners with these suppliers to maximize company funds.)
  • Responsible for resolving supplier-related problems
  • Proactively engage with Stakeholdes/Business leaders and the Global / Regional Indirect Sourcing Team to understand, create alignment and achieve their business strategies and objectives. 


  • Degree qualified in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or any other similar discipline
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role; preferably in the Medical Device industry
  • Engineering background would be desirable but not essential
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder management experience


For further information on this role  please contact Deirdre Finnerty on 086 3073779/

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Deirdre Finnerty


Material & Supplier Sourcing Specialist

Deirdre Finnerty

Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Deirdre Finnerty
mobile +353 86 307 37 79
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