Procurement Manager | Collins McNicholas

Procurement Manager

  • Reference: LK44933
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
  • Category: Supply Chain & Logistics

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Manager with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region. This role is a permanent position.

The following are the key requirements for the role:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Project leadership of both single site and global, high value, strategic sourcing and indirect spending projects on behalf of the strategic sourcing function.
  • The provision of strategic sourcing expertise and support to the Value Engineering and Strategic Sourcing function
  • Support the achievement of departmental annual targets
  • Leadership and participation in Value Engineering and Strategic Sourcing workshops.
  • Collaboration with corporate commodity managers on global, high value, strategic sourcing projects.
  • Leadership of the selection and development of suppliers, contract and price negotiations, supplier management – strategic function.
  • Direct management and leadership of the indirect spending team in EMEAI
  • Identify and quantify potential cost saving purchasing measures in line with current best practice and implement same where appropriate.
  • Support BC Project Teams in new product development with supplier contracts, terms and conditions.
  • Develop strategic alliances with key suppliers in support of BC global business.
  • Maintain purchasing department code of ethics in line with best practice.
  • Participation as required at all meetings in relation to purchased item availability and supply.
  • Provide leadership and direction to procurement personnel within the EMEAI commercial organisations.
  • Support the sites strategic procurement process as required.


Education & Experience:

  • Third level degree and/ or qualification in an appropriate discipline.
  •  A minimum of eight years proven experience, preferably in a GMP/FDA/IMB regulated industry.
  • Proven experience in strategic sourcing/procurement, project management and project team leadership.
  • Experience in a Lean Six Sigma environment is desirable.
  • Mature well developed communication, interpersonal, team player and self-motivating competencies are required.



  • Teamwork – must be able to lead a number of teams in getting their respective jobs done.
  • Ability to Influence others – must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key initiatives of the commodity team.
  • Results orientation – must deliver hard savings results.
  • Technical excellence – must possess the technical skills necessary to be seen as credible in Danaher by peers and managers.
  • Developing organizational talent – must be able to develop commodity team members.
  • Effective planning, organization, and leadership skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical background including experience with tools such as Excel & Access
  • Ability & experience interfacing at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to articulate clear vision and convey a sense of urgency
  • Ability & willingness to work in a matrix organization with direct & indirect reporting relationships
  • Ability & willingness to achieve excellent results with minimal supervision.


Frequent travel of up to 40% is required and may be exceed these levels at times.  Travel regions will be mainly to Europe and the US.



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