Job Detail

Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Fiona Keane

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Job Summary

Responsible to develop and lead local sourcing activities. Drive cost out of the business in line with site targets. Effectively communicate with Suppliers, Supply Chain, Quality, Engineering & to ensure excellent customer service to the organization; Develop and manage a business continuity plan that identifies, quantifies and reduces risk. Has active and early involvement in new product development / product transfers.

Background/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain, accounting or other business discipline (MBA preferred).
  • Minimum 8 years of sourcing, planning, engineering or manufacturing process development experience of which 5 of these should be in a senior position. with a strong understanding of Purchasing tools and best practices.
  • Experience in Medical Device field preferred.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Aligns local activities with Corporate Sourcing strategy for all related commodities and procedures.
  • Implements global commodity and supplier strategies to achieve challenging year-over-year cost reduction results through supplier collaboration and competition.
  • Works closely with all functions, particularly with supply chain, Engineering, Operations and other key internal customers.
  • Creates project plans, implementation strategies, and executes plans. Performs sophisticated analyses of market dynamics.
  • Internal/External customer focus to address complex issues. Helps to devise and implement improvement strategies to processes, procedures and project flow in Sourcing.
  • Investigates and analyzes supplier’s financial condition, technical competence, facilities and production techniques to ensure adequate supplier capacity and capability.
  • Develops contingency plans for assigned commodities and/or strategic suppliers.
  • Negotiate prices and follow competitive bidding procedures when necessary to ensure the lowest total cost for specific materials, interacting with other departments when necessary.
  • Reviewing requisitions and conferring with departments regarding requirements, specifications, quantity and quality of merchandise, and delivery requirements. Recommending alternate suppliers where a savings in cost or improved delivery will result.


Skills Requirement

  • Project management and team building skills. Acts as a change agent
  • Advanced knowledge in control procedures, such as the Supplier Change Notification process, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Engineering Specifications, Inspection Criteria and Work Instructions
  • Demonstrates ownership of and ability to lead projects with a broad scope and high level of complexity and able to prioritize and complete work in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Demonstrates advanced problem solving skills through the use of quality and statistical tools.
  • Demonstrates exceptional written and verbal communication exhibiting a high level technical expertise, tact and discretion, and keeps management appropriately informed

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Senior Sourcing Specialist

Fiona Keane

Role Type Permanent
Contact Fiona Keane
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