Collins McNicholas

Your new role would consist of – 

  • Developing and leading the implementation of site planning and purchasing activities to support an agile end to end supply chain that contributes to best in class Supply Chain Performance.
  • Lead the local Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) process for individual business units, and coordinates primary decision making relating to capacity and supply.
  • Utilise and leverage end to end supply chain planning platforms to ensure data-based decision making for key business investment decisions.
  • Maintain a comprehensive purchasing system and support tactical purchasing requirements for a cross-section of raw materials.
  • Engage with suppliers on various inventory and delivery management programs to maintain a balanced supply to operations.
  • Drive a continuous improvement focus relating to Material Requirements Planning and supplier engagement.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to support global supplier evaluation and selection. 
  • Provide supply chain SME guidance on New Product Development and Integration activity to ensure primary goals of Quality, Service and Cost are achieved.
  • Interface and partner with core functions such as operations, quality, engineering, and process development to support new product integration and drive operational excellence in day to day business.

The Essentials – what you need – 

  • Honours Degree (NFQ level 8) in Supply Chain Management or other related Business discipline is essential
  • 2-3 years relevant Supply Chain Management experience (Planning, Logistics or Manufacturing) is required.
  • Supply Chain Certification is preferred e.g. APICS.
  • Experience in Planning/Purchasing in a multi-national environment.
  • Experience in the use of SAP would be beneficial.
  • Strong Collaborator with demonstrated ability to influence effectively

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

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