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Vacancy Details

Supply Chain & Materials

Purchasing and Supply Chain Director - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 12/04/2019
Job Reference: 103060
Contact Name: Fiona Keane
Contact Email: fiona@hero.ie

Job Description

Contact: Fiona Keane
Email: recruit@hero.ie
Telephone: 086 7738651

Purchasing and Supply Chain Director
Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit a Purchasing and Supply Chain Director for their site.

Job Summary:
This leadership position plays a key role in achieving outstanding customer satisfaction and operational excellence with management responsibility for all best value purchasing, demand & production planning as well as shipping, of a broad variety Class II product mix in a high growth, award winning electro-mechanical Medical Devices Company. Key member of the Senior Management team with strategic responsibility for the future direction and capacity of the sourcing models in a fast paced results oriented Company.
Duties/Responsibilities:
• Mentoring, developing and managing a dynamic team of purchasing, planning and logistics professionals.
• Liaising with commercial to agree current and future volume needs inclusive of establishing forecast and accuracy requirements.
• Leading negotiations and implementation of purchasing contracts and service level agreements with suppliers and contract manufacturers on a global scale.
• Management of supplier improvement, and consolidation initiatives as well as identification of new vendors.
• Management of all suppliers to ensure that purchased components and sub-assemblies are received at the required service, cost and quality levels.
• Developing an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spend and leveraging technologies.
• Ensuring with key stakeholders, that sufficient capacity is available and validated to meet growing customer volumes.
• Management and maintenance of all inventory at multiple locations with timely and accurate reporting, inclusive of vendor managed inventory (VMI), supplier consignment, safety stock levels e.t.c.
• Overall management of all freight (both inbound/outbound) inclusive of customs and excise obligations
• Management of component supply with due regard to specification & revision changes, end of life issues and the qualification of alternatives.
• Implementing and managing appropriate measures & strategies for supply chain risk minimization, enterprise risk management and disaster recovery.
• Driving greater enterprise value through the Purchasing and Supply chain function.
• Drive usage of cost models to validate commodity strategies and to understand significant cost drivers
• Providing sourcing and purchasing support to New Program Teams as required to meet desired specification, target costs and to establish program cost models.
• Maintaining compliance with import/customs duties, and regulatory declarations.
• Ensuring awareness and compliance with ISO, FDA and E, H&S requirements.
• Strategic planning & thinking to ensure that future capacity and delivery requirements can be met.
• Being prepared to present and represent documentation in compliance audits
• Reporting on Business Unit performance to management on a minimum of a monthly basis on the key areas of responsibility.
• Driving and delivering on set KPI targets with key focus on continuous improvement to help streamline processes.
• Contributing cross functionally and strategically as a key member of the Management team.
• Performing other tasks as required by Head of Function.
Education/Experience:
• Minimum of Primary degree in a relevant field within purchasing, supply chain, operations or materials management required and ideally with a post graduate qualification in a Management discipline.
• 5 - 10 years’ experience in a similar role preferably in a Medical Devices/Pharma environment
Specific Requirements:
• Outstanding people management and interpersonal skills who can leverage abilities of all subordinates and colleagues with persuasive and firmness when required
• Contract/vendor management and problem resolution skills, to manage all aspects of purchasing including resolution of shortages
• Excellent knowledge of supply chain, contract negotiation, purchasing, logistics, and operations
• Strong purchasing & negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Thrives in a team based environment who places a high degree of focus on accountability for Safety, Quality/GMP, supplier service, inventory levels/accuracy, cost and efficiency
• PC literate with outstanding knowledge of implementation and maintenance of ERP systems.
• High degree of attention to detail.
• Data analysis and numeric skills with the ability to evaluate, analyse and present data.
• Energetic self-starter with positive ‘can do attitude’ with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities whilst being aware of deadlines.
• Competent in devising & presenting operational and strategic business plans with follow on timely implementation, utilising strong Project Management skills.
• Strong strategic leadership skills that can add value to the wider management team.
• Effective in a matrix organisation, results driven, adept at critical thinking with multivariable and problem identification.
• High level of proficiency in M/s office key packages
Environmental Conditions:
• Typical office environment.
• Some national and international travel is required with role. (Up to 25%)


For further information on Purchasing and Supply Chain Director role in Galway please contact Fiona on 086 7738651 / recruit@hero.ie

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“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

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“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

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Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
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Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

Fiachra Collins
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Valeo

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

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Boston Scientific 

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