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Supply Chain & Materials

Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 6/05/2016
Job Reference: 81770

Job Description

Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Strategic Sourcing Specialist for their site.

Responsible for developing and executing optimal commodity & sourcing strategies. Establish & enhance Supplier relationships to drive sourcing & supplier initiatives to meet or exceed product quality, service & deliver sustainable cost reductions, whilst reducing or mitigating risk in the Supply Chain. Responsible for collaborating with internal stakeholders and aligning on optimal sourcing strategies to develop and implement one common Commodity Strategy for the assigned category. Responsible for developing a Supplier Database that identifies and categorises potential suppliers by commodity and region to increase the value proposition and reduce TCO.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic influence while building value-add relationships with engaged 3rd party suppliers and respective internal stakeholders to increase sourcing efficiency.
  • Promotes and works towards balanced continuous (year-on-year) value improvement for all aspects of quality, service and cost with assigned supply base. Manages supplier performance and identifies Value Improvement Program's to improve TCO accordingly.
  • Ensures optimal balance between collaborative engagement and competitive pressure to ensure maximum value is realised.
  • Negotiates value improvements and manages optimal supplier contracts.
  • Assists in the Supplier Stratification activities and develops capability roadmaps with Supplier Engineering and Commodity Management as part of the Commodity Strategy.
  • Manages strategic supplier relationships in line with the Commodity Strategy and understands the strategic differentiators for each supplier.
  • Interacts with Site Operational Procurement Teams.
  • Owns annual budget process for assigned suppliers as well as crisis or systematic issue resolution.
  • Establish early, new supplier involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product cost.
  • Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement that supports Quality Policy, Quality System and the appropriate regulations for the area they support. Ensure all employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented.
  • Gathers Market Intelligence and trends for the Commodity and Sub-Commodities.
  • Define, build and plan alignment on Commodity Strategy for assigned commodity.
  • Identifies risks within the commodity and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate or take mitigating actions for strategic risks.
  • Leads R&D communications related to the Commodity and facilitates the identification and evaluation of new materials or technologies to cover current and potential future requirements.
  • Build alignment between business needs and market dynamics.
  • Identifies insourcing and outsourcing opportunities.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in key sourcing categories that results in a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Guide respective internal leads through a holistic & systematic category approach to material & supplier selection and management.
  • Establish early involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product cost.
  • Identifies all suitable suppliers per commodity and region per sample RFQ and develops comprehensive supplier knowledge & database.
  • Works closely with and engages on proactive information sharing with other Global Sourcing Team Members to optimize supply base.
  • Develops Should-Cost Models for major sub-commodities.
  • Analyses data and develops tools to manage the Commodity.
  • Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement that supports Quality Policy, Quality System and the appropriate regulations for the area they support. Ensure all employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented.

Experience & Qualifications
  • Minimum of 6 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management Experience in a manufacturing environment. Medical Device experience is an advantage.
  • Hetac Level 8 degree in relevant field
  • Or Hetac Level 8 degree in none related field plus Diploma in relevant field.

Quality System Requirements
  • Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the Quality Policy.
  • Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.

Management Requirements
  • May lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals. Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.

For further information on this Strategic sourcing specialist position please contact Bridin Quinn on 091730022 / bridin@hero.ie
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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”.

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Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

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Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

“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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Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources
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