Category Manager

Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 months ago
Role type: Contract
Industry: Supply Chain and Operations Leaders & Specialists
Contact name: Chris Browne
Contact email: chris.browne@hrmrecruit.com

Job description

A global pharmaceutical with expanding operations in Ireland is seeking an experienced Procurement Category Manager to join their team in their Dublin HQ (Initial 9-month contract). This is a great opportunity to join a forward-moving organisation while gaining some hands-on exposure to global procurement within the Pharma sector. See full details below.

The Position

  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including internal manufacturing sites, to create, implement, lead, and maintain sourcing strategies to support the overall business strategy.
  • Lead supplier qualification, RFI/RFP processes, supplier selection, contract development, implementation and ongoing supply base management process.
  • Manage assigned Global External Supply CMO contracts & manage other categories as assigned.
  • Craft negotiation strategies to close deals with optimal terms.
  • Develop strong support relationships with functional stakeholders and key GES operations personnel.
  • Demonstrate a measurable reduction in year over year total cost of ownership for the goods and services being sourced within assigned categories without compromising quality and service levels.
  • Provide external industry benchmarking.
  • Train and mentor plant personnel in corporate sourcing policy and procedures.
  • Lead supplier contract management process for all suppliers in the category.
  • Identify alternative sourcing strategies to mitigate supply chain risk and drive component and process cost reductions.

The Person

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Procurement, Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years' of relevant experience (Pharmaceutical or Medical Device) in leading strategic sourcing teams.
  • Experience in ERP procurement systems.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational & Project Management skills.

To learn more, apply online or contact Chris Browne on 01 632 1886 for a confidential discussion.


Chris Browne

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