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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Location: Limerick
Experience:2-3 Years
Job Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary:Not Disclosed
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May be suitable for: EHS Specialist, Purchasing Officer

A Strategic Sourcing Specialist is required to join a leading international medical devices business on a 12 month contract in Limerick. Reporting to the Strategic Sourcing Director – the successful candidate will support procurement activities around contemporary best practices, sourcing processes and delivery of results. The successful Candidate will execute on strategy and provide overall coordination, facilitation and enablement of programs that will drive best practice.

The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for preparing requisite materials to support engagements with Suppliers, including; activities to identify and assess suppliers per category strategies, monitoring and reporting on supplier performance and developing reports to assist in Supplier Management. In addition, the Strategic Sourcing Specialist will help develop supplier’s capabilities and oversee the commercial relationship. They will partner with suppliers in managing KPI’s relating to quality, service/reliability and total cost.


  • Prepare and analyse data for the preparation of engagements with Suppliers.
  • Perform the role of Supplier Relationship Manager across selected suppliers.
  • Ensure engagements with Suppliers are aligned to our values.
  • Establish close working relationships with other functions, in particular supplier quality, engineering and operations to drive improved Supplier performance.
  • Establish proactive communication to the Planning Organization, manage supplier partnerships & contribute positively to the efficiency of Supply Chain
  • Partner with Supplier Quality to ensure alignment on supplier management processes
  • Champion annual productivity improvements by leading internal & joint supplier teams pursuing cost reduction opportunities in alignment with sourcing strategy.

The Person

  • Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Operations Management or related field
  • APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) or CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification a plus.
  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years procurement/sourcing experience
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years relevant experience in a logistics/supply chain role within a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experienced in Data Gathering, Cost modelling, Analysis and Reporting
  • Knowledge of Supplier Management and Supplier Manufacturing Processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Flexibility to travel

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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