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Engineering & Technical

Program Manager - Westmeath

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Westmeath
Date: 13/08/2018
Job Reference: 98039

Job Description

Contact: Anne - Marie Fox
Email: recruit@hero.ie
Telephone: 087 2197421

Program Manager

Our client, a medical device company in Westmeath is currently looking to recruit a Program Manager for their site.

Principle Responsibilities: (essential job duties and responsibilities)
  • Ensure product availability from manufacturing partners to meet the business need.
  • Manage & partner with suppliers to develop business relationships that deliver effective operational control to agreed service levels.
  • Manages and negotiates contractual terms as necessary with suppliers to assure long term stability of supply and cost effectiveness
  • Plan, support and implement projects with suppliers and key internal partner organizations to drive effective supply, cost control and timeline compliance.

Detailed Responsibilities:
  • 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 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 the company [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.
  • Follow strict adherence to the requirements of cGMP.
  • Actively contribute to the enhancement of compliance initiatives for areas of responsibility.

Experience:
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a 3rd party supply chain management environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing & developing supplier relationships including contract negotiation.

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.

Skills:
  • 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.
  • Competent user of MS Office tools [Access, Excel, Project, Word, and PowerPoint].
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, decision-making & problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP /ASCP system or similar database system and Business Objects software program

For further information on this Program Manager role in Westmeath please contact Anne - Marie Fox on 087 2197421 / recruit@hero.ie

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