Collins McNicholas


  • Performs senior-level Production and Supplier Management activities, including the procurement of production and non-production materials.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Driving long term capacity & supply plans for assigned commodities.
  • Project managing / assignments /New Product introductions / Continuous improvement / Supplier selection / negotiation / contract review/ as assigned.
  • Providing coaching, mentoring, training and development plans for Buyers / Planners.
  • Communicating via data / metrics / reports / relationship building – both internally and externally.
  • Managing Material Supply to ensure Manufacturing commitments are achieved as well as Corporate and Plant objectives. Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.

Role Requirements:

  • Third level qualification such as a Business Degree in Purchasing or related field is required.
  • APICS certification an advantage
  • Five years + demonstrated successful experience in a similar type role
  • Competency in Microsoft PC Applications. Working knowledge of SAP.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Edel on 021 4911065 or email

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