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Director of Supply Chain

  • Location: Galway, County Galway, Connaught, Ireland
  • Job Type:Permanent

Director of Supply Chain required for a Galway-based manufacturing company with 5+ years of inventory and production control experience in a manufacturing environment, including four years of proven management experience.

The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for developing and executing strategies for Purchasing, Demand Planning and Warehousing/Logistics while leading day-to-day activities of these teams. This role will be responsible for developing actions to drive improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency of these teams and their contribution to corporate objectives.


  • Ensures that safety standards are followed to provide a safe working environment in all Supply Chain areas

  • Provides leadership and coaching to Supply Chain functions – Planning, Purchasing and Warehouse

  • Leads in planning processes and overall inventory management to optimize inventory, on-time delivery and order fulfilment

  • Oversees the monthly S&OP activity for the site to confirm the committed build plans with Production and provide forecasts to HR on headcount required

  • Provides support and guidance regarding methods of productions planning and inventory control

  • Interacts on a weekly basis with the Global Supply Chain Team in Corporate HQ with dotted line reporting to VP Global Supply Chain

  • Actively ensures that Global Inventory Policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to

  • Ensures that Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Supply Chain are met

  • Responsible for continuous improvement in the Supply Chain function

  • Performs other related tasks, as required


  • Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree

  • A minimum of five years of inventory and production control experience in a manufacturing environment, including four years of management experience

  • A thorough knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning, Manufacturing Resource Planning, and Lean Manufacturing, and the ability to apply these concepts in a manufacturing environment

  • A broad knowledge of the principles of management including managing managers and driving both performance and employee engagement

  • Ability to lead a team and drive development of team members across all areas of responsibility

  • Action-oriented individual who is highly proactive at solving problems and obtaining results

  • Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart.

091 706712