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103421 - Supplier Program Manager - Westmeath

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Westmeath
Date: 13/09/2019
Job Reference: 103421
Contact Name: Jenny Dore
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Job Description

Supplier Program Manager - Westmeath - 103421
Supplier Program Manager

Who Are We
Our client, a medical device company in Westmeath are currently looking to recruit a Supplier Program Manager for their site.

What Will I Be Doing
  • Ensure product availability from manufacturing partners to meet the business need.
  • Manage & partner with suppliers to develop business relationships that deliver effective operational control to agreed service levels.
  • Manages and negotiates contractual relationships as necessary with suppliers to assure long term stability of supply and cost effectiveness
  • Plan support and implement projects with suppliers and key internal partner organizations to drive effective supply, cost structures and control.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure that the supply chain is as stable as possible, develop & implement risk management processes to ensure no risk of supply
  • Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual relationships for assigned partners to ensure business needs are met.
  • Works with suppliers to reduce costs, lead times and increase overall agility within the supply chain.
  • Engage with Franchise team to support strategic projects including RFP/RFQ process for new and existing business programs with 3rd party suppliers
  • Ensure suppliers achieve 98.5% weekly product availability through ongoing management of the supply base, risk assessments, MSAs and periodic business reviews with suppliers
  • Engage & develop continuous supply chain improvement practices to support the continued focus on delivering improved value and service levels.
  • Engage & drive continuous improvement programs and projects that deliver ‘best in class’ value and service levels with partner organizations.
  • Conducts supplier identification, evaluation and selection activities to support new product/manufacturing needs and ensure qualified sources of supply are selected Drive product cost reduction and continuous improvement initiatives with suppliers.
  • Contributes to business reviews with key suppliers to drive and improve supplier performance
  • Manage costs reviews, supplier pricing reviews & risk management processes as needed.
  • Works with other key stakeholders within the company [Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Franchise team, Regulatory, etc.] to deliver business projects & strategic business programs.
  • Review a drive Total Cost of ownership (TCO) opportunities and service improvement strategies.
  • Participates and engages in key Make buy reviews & decisions.
  • Conducts supplier identification, evaluation and selection activities to support manufacturing & product supply needs and ensuring adherence to corporate compliance and legal requirements.

What Do I Need
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a Contract manufacturing or 3rd party supply chain management environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing & developing supplier relationships including contract negotiation, establishing and developing supplier relationships & management strategies. Contracts.
  • Management of annualized standard cost settings, pricing, & cost out programs
  • High understanding of GMP, Compliance, Validation Practices including the system development life cycle and Regulatory expectations.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications/Familiarity contract terms and conditions, statements of work.
  • Competent user of MS Office tools [ Access, Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint].
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Strong leadership, decision-making & problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP /ASCP system or similar database system and Business Objects software program

For further information on this Supplier Program Manager role in Westmeath please contact Jenny Dore on 086 0449371 /

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