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HR, Training, Recruitment

Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist - Galway - 101677

Contract Type: Contract
Location: Galway
Date: 22/01/2019
Job Reference: 101677
Contact Name: Fiona Keane
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Job Description

Contact: Fiona Keane
Telephone: 086 7738651

Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist

Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit a Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist for their site on a contract basis

In Technical Sourcing, we focus on supporting New Product Development by acting as the key Point of Contact between R&D and our suppliers in the development of medical devices in the Cardio Vascular area. Technical Sourcing Specialists are directly involved in ensuring that we have a robust supply base that enables the ability to deliver quality products at a competitive price.

You will contribute to the success of New Product Development by working closely with the R&D engineering staff to find robust suppliers for components and assemblies from the existing supply base or by finding new suppliers that offer the best quality, performance and cost for our products. You will be responsible for leading, developing and executing sourcing strategies that are in alignment with cross-functional groups such as Category Managers, Site Sourcing, R&D, Quality and other stakeholders. You will provide clear communications to suppliers on these strategies as well as developing contracts and other agreements to support them. You will support DFM and other early supplier involvement initiatives. You will facilitate and participate in R&D and supplier technical and business meetings to ensure team timelines and objectives are met. You will liaise with multidisciplinary and cross-functional groups in other Business Units and locations to ensure alignment with team objectives. Travel for this position is approximately 25% or less.

We are looking for a qualified person to Bachelor/Master’s Degree Level or better in Business, Supply Management, Engineering or related discipline and desirably with 10-14 years’ minimum relevant experience with a Level 8 Third Level Degree or 8-12 years with a Master’s degree. You are a dynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams. You are experienced with New Product Development or NPI efforts. You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.
Technical acumen in injection moulding, machining and other manufacturing methods are desirable.

For further information on this Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist role in Galway please contact Fiona on 086 7738651/

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