Site Sourcing Lead – Galway

Brand new role – Galway – Site Sourcing Lead – 

Amazing Supply chain Site Sourcing Lead role available in a multinational Manufacturing company.

Great role to develop and lead local sourcing department, experience of Purchasing, sourcing and project management . This role will be involved with NPI and demonstrate complex problem solving and leadership qualities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Align local activities with Corporate Sourcing strategy for all related commodities and procedures.
  • Lead, develop and motivate a multi-skilled team and manage multiple stakeholder relationships.
  • Manage buyer workloads to best support the business requirements
  •  Manage Sourcing / Purchasing KPIs.  RCA downward trends. 
  • Set standard cost data on an annual basis. Report PPV monthly. 
  • Implement global commodity and supplier strategies to achieve challenging year-over-year cost reduction results through supplier collaboration and competition.
  • Lead all Sourcing cost reduction programs.
  • Ensure company profitability is maximized through the development and the use of the state-of-the-art purchasing, manufacturing, planning and inventory philosophies and methods. 
  • Foster cooperation and effective communications between Sourcing and other functions within and outside the organization.
  • Communicate and assist in the resolution of all sourcing related issues: quality, stock outs, delivery issues, capacity constraints, specifications, etc.
  • Develops contingency plans for assigned commodities and/or strategic suppliers

Expected Areas of Competence (i.e. KSAs) 

  • Must have had at minimum 3 years’ experience sourcing management with a strong understanding of Purchasing tools and best practices
  • Project management and team building skills. Acts as a change agent
  • Advanced knowledge in control procedures, such as the Supplier Change Notification process, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Engineering Specifications, Inspection Criteria and Work Instructions 
  • Demonstrates ownership of and ability to lead projects with a broad scope and high level of complexity and able to prioritize and complete work in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Demonstrates advanced problem solving skills through the use of quality and statistical tools. 
  • Demonstrates exceptional written and verbal communication exhibiting a high level technical expertise, tact and discretion, and keeps management appropriately informed

Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, accounting or other business discipline (MBA preferred). 
  • Minimum 8 years of sourcing, planning, engineering or manufacturing process development experience. Experience in Medical Device field preferred.

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