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Strategic sourcing specialist

Job Title: Strategic sourcing specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
Industry:
REF: 82631
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Buyer

Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a strategic sourcing specialist for their site.

Purpose
Develop / lead the implementation of sourcing strategies for all items or services within an assigned category to achieve annual productivity improvement while maintaining or improving service levels.

Responsibilities
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to support global supplier evaluation and selection. To optimise company-wide procurement within the assigned category. Manage and develop suppliers to achieve on-going productivity achievements.
  • Support Strategic Sourcing in developing and implementing sourcing strategies for defined category, to achieve annual productivity improvements while maintaining or improving service levels. Ensure input of assigned plant is provided into category strategy development.
  • Interface with core functions such as quality, engineering, and product developments to support new product launches and drive productivity improvements.
  • Drive compliance within the plant in adherence to the category strategy and approved preferred supplier list. Achieve spend productivity targets at assigned location within specific category.
  • Analyze and plan products and/or services in support of assigned area(s) at the best possible total cost. Maintains strong relationships with customers and suppliers for on-going improvements. Measure and track supplier performance.
  • Work with Receiving, Accounts Payable and other departments as required to resolve issues, reconcile errors and correct the root cause of problems.
  • Establishing the Vendor relationship from a Cork perspective: Appraisal of Vendor as per Vendor Approval SOP's; Establishing compliant Vendor files; Establishing correct Vendor data on SAP; (Including Info records /source lists); Ensuring correct Storage / H+S data / Proofs etc. and any other requirements are captured and correctly reflected in the System; Communicating EOQ /min runs or prices breaks for Vendors; Assess Vendor risks and advice on Stock holding policy and lead time.
  • Transitioning to new Vendors as per Corporate Purchasing Plan: Actions as above; Also establish clear transition plan to ensure no gaps in supply emerge; and there is clean hand over; Manage any new validations required as part of the transition.
  • Transitioning to new Vendors as per Corporate Purchasing Plan: Actions as above; Also establish clear transition plan to ensure no gaps in supply emerge; and there is clean hand over; Manage any new validations required as part of the transition.
  • Lead the Yearly Standard Cost Setting as part of the Budgeting process.
  • Deal directly with Vendors on mid to long term supply issues / relationship issues.
  • Establish meaningful metrics to review Vendor performance (aspects other than those captured for Delivery /Quality).
  • With general supervisory direction, assist Process Development engineers/teams in the development of products, processes and equipment.
Education & Experience
  • Third level qualification such as a Business Degree or Engineering Degree, Level 8.
  • APICS certification an advantage
  • Three years demonstrated successful experience in a similar commodity type role ,
  • Exposure to metals commodity and supplier relations management (SRM ) an advantage
  • Competency in Microsoft PC Applications. Working knowledge of SAP.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision
For further information on this buyer position please contact Bridin Quinn on 091730022 / bridin@hero.ie
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