Collins McNicholas

Senior Buyer required with 8 years experience across sourcing, planning, engineering or

manufacturing process development.   Galway and Shannon.


  • Aligns local activities with Corporate Sourcing strategy for all related commodities and procedures.
  • Implements global commodity and supplier strategies to achieve challenging year-over-year cost reduction results through supplier collaboration and competition.
  • Works closely with all functions, particularly with supply chain, Engineering, Operations and other key internal customers.
  • Creates project plans, implementation strategies, and executes plans. Performs sophisticated analyses of market dynamics.
  • Internal/External customer focus to address complex issues. Helps to devise and implement improvement strategies to processes, procedures and project flow in Sourcing.
  • Investigates and analyzes supplier’s financial condition, technical competence, facilities and production techniques to ensure adequate supplier capacity and capability.
  • Develops contingency plans for assigned commodities and/or strategic suppliers.
  • Negotiate prices and follow competitive bidding procedures when necessary to ensure the lowest total cost for specific materials, interacting with other departments when necessary.
  • Reviewing requisitions and conferring with departments regarding requirements, specifications, quantity and quality of merchandise, and delivery requirements. Recommending alternate suppliers where a savings in cost or improved delivery will result.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, accounting or other business discipline (MBA preferred).
  • Minimum 8 years of sourcing, planning, engineering or manufacturing process development experience of which 5 of these should be in a senior position. with a strong understanding of Purchasing tools and best practices.
  • Experience in Medical Device field preferred.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091706712 or email

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