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Employer Collins Mcnicholas Recruitment
Job Title Procurement Manager

Purpose of the Role:

The Commodity Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing plans for the ongoing Supply management of a commodity at the lowest total cost and greatest overall value to the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages multi-million dollar commercial relationships to ensure supply is available for the manufacture of products.
  • Provide support through ongoing management of the supply base, risk assessments, MSAs and periodic business reviews with key suppliers.
  • Manages and negotiates contractual relationships to ensure business requirements are met.
  • Develops Early Supplier Involvement Programs to drive lower acquisition costs, improve quality and reduce supply chain complexity.
  • Coordinates and administers reviews of new supplier contract agreements, assesses the performance of key suppliers and develops supplier improvement plans.
  • Works with other key stakeholders in various cross-functional team environments to develop and execute strategic business opportunities and resolve tactical situations.
  • Manage and support processes for the group as needed e.g. monthly PPV reporting, monthly SBR Schedule reporting, monthly S&OP reporting & participation, quarterly Supplier Matrix reporting, annual standard setting, annual Supplier Day, semi-annual supplier risk assessments, semi-annual Sourcing team off-sites, component obsolescence/end of life management, etc
  • Regular reporting on key issues to Senior Leadership, per Project Matrix schedule
  • Analyzes data effectively to identify opportunities and drive decisions
  • Participates in the Make vs Buy process, as needed.
  • Ensures compliance across the supply base as applicable.
New Product Development (NPD) Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary liaison between R&D & Franchise Teams and the supply base from quote to qualification and ramp to commercialization.
  • Conducts supplier identification, evaluation and selection activities to support new product/manufacturing needs and ensure qualified sources of supply are selected.
  • Leads RFx process during new raw material/component/sub-assembly selection.
  • Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual relationships to support new product needs.
Supplier Management Responsibilities:

  • Manages overall Supply Risk within the assigned commodity.
  • Responsible for regular communication with assigned suppliers & sharing of relevant information with key stakeholders (e.g. Supply Chain, Finance, Quality, etc.)
  • Develops a fact-based market intelligence matrix on specific commodities.
  • Conducts business reviews with key suppliers to drive TCO opportunities and improvesupplier performance.
Cost Reduction, Working Capital and Manufacturing Support Responsibilities:

  • Works with strategic suppliers to reduce costs, lead times and overall agility within the supply chain.
  • Establishes payment terms with suppliers in support of financial policies.
  • Supports Supply Chain inventory targets through supplier negotiations.
Basic Requirements:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or related field.
  • 5-7 years of experience in purchasing management. .
  • Experience in a continuous improvement & deadline driven environment with a demonstrated track record of achieving significant savings (total cost reductions) on an annual basis.
  • Experience in developing supplier relationships including establishing and maintaining contracts.
  • Has medical device technical knowledge and ability to comprehend complex items
  • Ability to analyze data in order to effectively drive decisions
  • Procurement experience in a government-regulated environment.
  • Experience with MS Office products: Excel, Word, Power Point and Access
Additional Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field.
  • Six Sigma/Lean certification.
  • Professional certification (CPSM, CSCP, CPM, CPIM).
  • Experience in medical devices.
  • Experience in a deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment.
  • Knowledge of Oracle software program or similar database system and Business Objects software program.
For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eoghan Dalton on 090 64 78104or email

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Location Westmeath
Date Added 74 days ago
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