Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist – Galway

  • Reference: GJ42357 z
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Galway, Galway city
  • Category: Production

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist required with 6 years in procurement (sourcing) and supplier relationship management experience in a manufacturing environment.  Galway


  • Responsible for developing and executing optimal commodity and sourcing strategies. Establish and enhance Supplier relationships to drive sourcing and supplier initiatives to meet or exceed product quality, service & deliver sustainable cost reductions, whilst reducing or mitigating risk in the Supply Chain.
  • Responsible for collaborating with internal stakeholders and aligning on optimal sourcing strategies to develop and implement one common Commodity Strategy for the assigned category.
  • Responsible for developing a Supplier Database that identifies and categorises potential suppliers by commodity and region to increase the value proposition and reduce TCO.
  • Provide strategic influence while building value-add relationships with engaged 3rd party suppliers and respective internal stakeholders to increase sourcing efficiency.
  • Promotes and works towards balanced continuous (year-on-year) value improvement for all aspects of quality, service and cost with assigned supply base. Manages supplier performance and identifies Value Improvement Program’s to improve TCO accordingly.
  • Ensures optimal balance between collaborative engagement and competitive pressure to ensure maximum value is realised.
  • Negotiates value improvements and manages optimal supplier contracts.
  • Assists in the Supplier Stratification activities and develops capability roadmaps with Supplier Engineering and Commodity Management as part of the Commodity Strategy.
  • Manages strategic supplier relationships in line with the Commodity Strategy and understands the strategic differentiators for each supplier.
  • Interacts with Site Operational Procurement Teams.
  • Owns annual budget process for assigned suppliers as well as crisis or systematic issue resolution. 


  • Minimum of 6 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management Experience in a manufacturing environment. Medical Device experience is an advantage.
  • Level 8 degree in relevant field
  • Or Level 8 degree in none related field plus Diploma in relevant field.


For a confidential discussion and a more detailed job spec (more information on the role), please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email


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