Senior Sourcing Specialist Galway

  • Reference: GJ46235x
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Galway City, Mayo
  • Category: Production

Senior Sourcing Specialist with a minimum of 6 years plus Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) in a manufacturing environment. Medical Device experience is an advantage.



  • Provide strategic influence while building value-add relationships with engaged 3rd party suppliers and respective internal stakeholders to increase sourcing efficiency.
  • Promotes and works towards balanced continuous (year-on-year) value improvement for all aspects of quality, service and cost with assigned supply base. Manages supplier performance and identifies Value Improvement Program’s to improve TCO accordingly.
  • Ensures optimal balance between collaborative engagement and competitive pressure to ensure maximum value is realised.
  • Negotiates value improvements and manages optimal supplier contracts.
  • Manages strategic supplier relationships in line with the Commodity Strategy and understands the strategic differentiators for each supplier.
  • Interacts with Site Operational Procurement Teams.
  • Owns annual budget process for assigned suppliers as well as crisis or systematic issue resolution.
  • Establish early, new supplier involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product cost.
  • Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement that supports Quality Policy, Quality System and the appropriate regulations for the area they support. Ensure all employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented.
  • Gathers Market Intelligence and trends for the Commodity and Sub-Commodities.
  • Define, build and plan alignment on Commodity Strategy for assigned commodity.
  • Identifies risks within the commodity and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate or take mitigating actions for strategic risks.
  • Leads R&D communications related to the Commodity and facilitates the identification and evaluation of new materials or technologies to cover current and potential future requirements.
  • Build alignment between business needs and market dynamics.
  • Identifies insourcing and outsourcing opportunities.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in key sourcing categories that results in a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Guide respective internal leads through a holistic & systematic category approach to material & supplier selection and management.


  • Minimum of 6 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management Experience in a manufacturing environment. Medical Device experience is an advantage.
  • HETAC Level 8 degree in relevant field

For a confidential discussion and a more detailed job spec (more information on the role), please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email 

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