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Collins McNicholas

Purpose of Role

The primary purpose of the role is to support field-based clinical and sales staff by providing effective control over both consignment implant and instrument assets.  This is primarily a field based role that requires on the ground presence in both public and private hospitals served by the organisation although there will also be a substantial amount of preparation and support work that will be required to be carried out in the office.  Reporting to the Inventory Manager the role will also involve the implementation of technology initiatives that support improved asset control.   

Main Responsibilities

Consignment Stock

Support / lead the implementation of hospital consignment agreements with field based and hospital staff and reflect agreed stock quantities in Navision

Implement robust controls over stock additions and reduction to consignment

Implement robust controls that ensure completeness of hospital ordering (portal and non-portal hospitals)

Support the optimisation of consignment levels relative to historical and projected sales demand to reduce the level of cash tied up in stock investment

Rotate short dated stock with weak demand in one hospital location to higher demand locations to reduce write offs to the P&L

Remove and replenish expired stock / report on actual implant write offs monthly

Support the implementation/maintenance of robust processes over implant returns

Manage Stryker returns/exchange of medium-dated stock with weak demand for longer dated stock to reduce the risk of write-offs due to expiry

Support field-based personnel with periodic cycle / year end counts and reconciliations to NAV

Support year end implant provision modelling / generation of audit support 

Consignment Web Portal

Support introduction of the web portal with all hospital and company stakeholders

Provide pre-live hospital support to ready procurement /theatre/rep for portal implementation

Provide post-go-live hospital support for 2-3 weeks following implementation

Ongoing support for key portal stakeholders (theatre/procurement/sales reps)

Expert support on web portal bug resolution/testing (working with F4F) / Portal SME

Consignment Instruments

Update the quantity and location of all Orthopaedic Instruments Sets (Recon, Trauma and Spine)

Support Sales Reps in instrument validation prior to cases (as required)

Monitor adherence to approval process for new set consignment investment

Support the optimisation of consignment sets relative to implant sales, service expectations and location

Background, Experiences & Skills


Min 2 years ERP transactions processing experience (NAV an advantage)

Knowledge of a distribution supply chain/operation of a consignment business model, preferably in a healthcare environment

Min 2 years working in a service driven, customer focused role  

Skills & Competencies

Excellent attention to detail

Excellent organisational skills with ability to prioritise own workload and a strong ability to work on own initiative

Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, develop and maintain strong working relationships, notably with customers and sales reps

Strong analytical skills

Strong IT systems and technical skills

Solid financial/commercial awareness

Good problem-solving skills

Team player with a positive “can do” attitude and works on own initiative

Flexibility to “do what it takes” to get job done

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Sarah Boyle on 016620088 or email

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