Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
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Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

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Job ID: JOB-12117
Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Our Client, a leading manufacturer of Medical Devices and Software for a range of specialties, including new-born care, neurology, sleep, hearing and balance markets Company based in Galway is looking for a Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join their team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and understand spend and supply base and apply this knowledge to develop commodity management strategies to improve leverage of spend.
  • Identify and implement cost reduction and process improvement initiatives within assigned commodities/categories.
  • Negotiate agreements with suppliers to improve key business terms such as inventory, price, payment terms, regulatory responsibilities, etc. 
  • Establish strategies to minimize supplier risk in assigned commodities
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand needs and ensure the highest value is delivered to the business
  • Conduct analysis of market conditions and trends for use in commodity strategy development
  • Develop appropriate strategies for commodity/category assigned to improve leverage of spend.
  • Identify and implement cost reduction projects within assigned commodities/categories
  • Lead projects to support cost reduction or process improvement initiatives.
  • Support Quality and Regulatory to address needs related to supplier quality performance and registration requirements
  • Conduct analysis of market conditions and trends for use in commodity strategy development.
  • Support Tactical Purchasing as related to supply issues as needed.
  • Drafting and submitting MCO’s
  • Identify and suggest potential alternative parts to engineering team

Key Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a similar role with a multinational firm, Medical Device or Pharmaceuticals only.
  • Third level certification in a relevant discipline from a leading 3rd level institution
  • IIPMM or APICS certification preferred.
  • Extensive ERP applications knowledge (Oracle/EBS, would be advantageous).
  • Good working knowledge of regulatory expectations and industry practices including industry standards QSR, ISO13485, and MDD.
  • Mature judgment, problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Experience in electronics parts purchasing
  • Agile experience is a bonus

For more information on this role in Galway please contact Kenneth O’Reilly on 0860462367 or email

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Ken O’Reilly


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Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Ken O'Reilly

Role Type Permanent
Contact Ken O'Reilly
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