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Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Indirects

Reference:PORA005922
Location: Cork
Qualification:Degree
Experience:4-5 Years
Job Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary:Not Disclosed
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May be suitable for: EHS Specialist, Procurement Manager

An indirect strategic sourcing specialist is required to join a leading global medical device business in Cork on a contract basis. This role will give you the opportunity to develop and execute optimal sourcing strategies through the development and management of supplier relationships and promotion of Supplier Integration. You will drive supplier focused initiatives to meet overall business requirements whilst implementing sustainable continuous improvement.


  • Institute a disciplined strategic sourcing process with a focus on continuous improvement in total cost, quality and service. Negotiate global and local supply agreements and contracts.
  • Evaluation of the site’s indirect sourcing cost base, existing and potential, to secure most competitive total cost, quality and operational efficiency.
  • Assist in the development and execution of indirect sourcing strategy, continuous improvement plans, cost reduction and performance management
  • Provide strategic influence while building sustainable partnerships with key integrators and internal customer groups.
  • Collaborating with Engineering, Operations, PP&L, Supplier & Operations Quality, Global Sourcing and individuals from other divisions/plants to identify and execute continuous development initiatives and cost reduction plans.
  • Business continuity: identify opportunities to mitigate or reduce risk in the supply chain. Implement risk management plans in conjunction with site integrators.
  • Evaluate and monitor supplier performance against contract specifications and recommend remedial action, as necessary. Manage and develop suppliers to achieve on-going productivity improvements.
  • Lead cross functional teams in root cause problem solving activities to drive appropriate resolution of supply challenges and preventative actions.
  • Prepare and distribute formal bid solicitations; analyse bids; make recommendations.


The Person

  • Proven indirect sourcing experience
  • Min 3-5 years’ experience within a GMP Manufacturing Environment
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing key integrators and suppliers
  • Degree qualified is preferred with evidence of Continuous Professional Development.






If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:



Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265







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