Sourcing & Supply Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)


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Location Mayo
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Ken O'Reilly

Sourcing & Supply Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

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Job ID: JOB-12216
Sourcing & Supply Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

Our client, a leading medical device manufacturer based in Mayo is recruiting is looking for a Senior Buyer to join their team on a Fixed Term Contract Basis with possibility of an extension. The ideal candidate would manage the interface with suppliers in conjunction with Global sourcing aligned with corporate goals. Drive supply chain performance through active interaction both internally and with suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategy Development: In conjunction with key plant and global functions develop and execute a plant sourcing strategy that optimizes supply base contribution to overall plant strategic objectives.
  • People management: No direct reports
  • Material Sourcing: Work with cross functional teams to manage the evaluation and approval of alternative raw materials and suppliers ensuring that supply base is capable of supporting Ballina Ostomy Plant requirements.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Manage supplier relationships that drive continuous improvement through the supply chain. Ensure supply base is fully integrated into plant activities and support plant lean programmes e.g. pull replenishment systems, inventory optimization, reduced lead times.
  • Material Costs: Support and/or manage material cost improvement and cost avoidance programmes with cross functional teams, resulting in measurable material cost savings that are aligned with plant objectives.
  • Supplier Performance: Track and measure supplier performance ensuring that suppliers meet plant expectations on a consistent basis. Review performance on a regular basis and initiative corrective actions with underperforming suppliers. When appropriate escalate significant issues up through the Global Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Quality teams.
  • Specifications: Coordinates supplier input with Product Development, Quality Management and operations to ensure that material specification match plant requirements and supplier process capabilities.
  • Global Strategic Sourcing: Contribute to Global Strategic Sourcing goals ensuring that the Ballina Ostomy plant interests are represented.
  • Global: Consult and enlist corporate resources as appropriate e.g. legal, packaging, sourcing

Key Requirements

  • 7+ years relevant supplier development relationship experience
  • SAP or equivalent MRP system & IT based document control systems
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent Time Management skills
  • In addition one or both of the following qualifications are preferable: IIPMM Diploma – preferable or APICS – preferable

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

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Sourcing & Supply Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

Ken O'Reilly

Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Ken O'Reilly
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