Senior Supply Chain Analyst – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Senior Supply Chain Analyst – Galway

  • Reference: GJ43549 jk
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Galway city, Westmeath
  • Category: Production

Senior Supply Chain Analyst required for major Galway based company, 5 – 8 years experience in increasing levels of responsibility within Materials and Purchasing Management,  3 years + should be management / supervision experience


  • Participates in the Sales and Operations planning process to develop mid to long range operating plans, which drives the demand and capacity planning function which the incumbent is responsible for.  Assist in capital expenditure justification and approval working with peers within operations
  • Responsible for developing business processes to consolidate reporting of forecasts, demand and capacity in order to improve organization manufacturing planning and execution, and generate proactive planning for capital investments in capacity
  • Works with Customers and Customer Service Operations in the establishment and management of Kanban and Consigned Finished Goods Inventory programs, and insures that proper Demand and Capacity Plans are implemented to support these requirements at their site
  • Manage demand and capacity planning, production scheduling and execution, inventory, purchasing and supplier service level management, Responsible for integrating production schedules with business planning and forecasting. Drive the balance of ERP/MRP capability with pull / lean methodology. Must be a driver of lean manufacturing and a lean culture
  • Responsible for inventory accuracy (raw, intermediate, WIP and finished goods) and cycle count program accuracy
  • Working closely with finance; maintain appropriate inventory levels to meet customer demand while meeting company financial objectives
  • Assist in the development and management of Kanban and Consignment programs with suppliers and customers
  • Manage and support outside service providers to meet  business requirements. Explore, recommend and (where appropriate) introduce new technologies, processes and suppliers to reduce non-value added procurement activities
  • Participates in daily facility production meetings and on project teams as required
  • Responsible for the planning systems for all raw materials, internal operations, subcontract operations and outside supporting services
  • Responsible for production order execution and working with operations to insure that our on time delivery , cycle time and fill rate goals are met
  • Responsible for site procurement activities (raw materials, outside services (OSV) as well as expense items)
  • Managing and maintaining supplier programs, including the implementation of Kanban Replenishment, Consigned Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Programs in areas such as raw materials, tooling, etc…
  • Global Sourcing – actively participates with Sourcing Commodity Management team on Strategic Supplier partnerships and agreements in support of Strategic Goals
  • Participates with Strategic Sourcing Commodity management on Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) quarterly / bi-annual reviews with key suppliers for the site, as well as participates in Global Sourcing SRM meetings as required
  • Supplier Performance Management – responsible for working with site operations, quality and global



  • 4 year degree. MBA is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 – 8 years experience in increasing levels of responsibility within Materials and Purchasing Management
  • 3-5 years of management or supervision experience
  • CPIM / CPM certification a plus
  • Advanced Computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Project
  • Prior Oracle Discrete Manufacturing Experience required
  • Experience in lean planning and operations a must
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems and use of / exposure to six sigma methodology a plus


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email
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