Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Fixed Term Contract
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Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

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Job ID: JOB-12217

Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

Our client who is a Medical Device Company based in Galway is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join their team on a 6 month contract with possibility of the role becoming permanent.

In this role, you will participate and/or lead Purchasing/ Sourcing strategic activities to ensure raw material availability to Operations.

You will provide sourcing support to projects involving product life cycle and supplier management including but not limited to: product/part phase in-phase, Last time buy/Strategic and excess & obsolete processes, local sourcing related initiatives, supplier delivery performance and inventory management.

You will also support commodity management in pricing, terms & conditions, and quality agreements with key strategic suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the buyer to ensure raw materials are available to Operations.
  • Maintain and promote strong relationships with suppliers, Supplier Quality Engineering,
  • Manufacturing, Planning, Finance, Quality, Commodity Management and any other internal customers.
  • Liaison with the Commodity Management and Sourcing Engineering Teams in the development of commodity strategies, inputs and discussions about supplier score card and performance reviews (Quarterly Business Reviews).
  • Use problem solving techniques/methodologies to identify supplier delivery root cause and achieve resolution of production continuity events (support sCAPA when necessary)
  • Knowledge of the quality system and responsible for following all applicable procedures
  • Daily attendance at Site production and Tier meetings. Attend other Staff meetings as needed
  • Main escalation point from centralized Purchasing Centre model to resolve all delivery related issues with suppliers
  • Cash Flow Initiatives: Support the Last time buy/Strategic and excess & obsolete process and follow-up scrap disposition at sites and monitor.
  • Creation and presentation of monthly and quarterly Procurement key performance indicator reviews


Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required: Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Materials Management or Supply Chain related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in sourcing or supply chain.
  • Experience in leading and influencing negotiations, project management, troubleshooting and

    problem-solving analysis, strategic thinking and collaborative team building.
  • Solid computer skills: i.e. Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project. Advanced Excel

    knowledge (vlookup, pivot tables, formulas, macros, etc.).•Solid knowledge of procurement/planning principles, regulations, theories and processes.
  • Expert understanding and experience with integrated manufacturing software systems
  • Working knowledge of Demand Flow, JIT, K-Loop, Lean Manufacturing
  • Must have knowledge of industry terminology, processes, work-flow and materials.
  • Exposure to supply chain, planning, purchasing, materials and inventory control environment

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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Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

Ken O'Reilly

Role Type Fixed Term Contract
Contact Ken O'Reilly
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