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Senior Strategic Purchasing Manager - Remote

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager with 10 years plus experience required for Galway based manufacturing company. Proven senior management skills working in manufacturing environment.  Significant in depth experience in purchasing and / or planning. Remote working anywhere in Ireland.


  • Lead a global team of Sourcing Operation Specialists responsible for Raw Material Purchasing performance.
  • Facilitate the development and execution of long-term strategies that will optimize company’s position in terms of quality, service/fulfilment, risk, and total cost.
  • Mitigate risk, leverage technology and purchase power and improves processes and systems.
  • Provide project management and sourcing expertise to functional team and cross-functional teams.
  • Provide extensive leadership/interface with functional leaders and sites to assure clear alignment and support to enable success in meeting all goals, objectives, product developments, product manufacturing and product launches. 


  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience with 5 years of relevant people management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Level 8 in Materials Management, Supply Chain, Operations Engineering (or related degree) and at least 5 years of supply management, project management, or engineering experience in a multi-plant, matrix organization.
  • Experience in leading and influencing negotiations, project management, troubleshooting and problem-solving analysis, strategic thinking, and collaborative team building.
  • Previous experience in leadership role within a multi-plant, matrix organization
  • Experience in leading, coaching and performance management of direct reports to drive attainment of organization and individual goals 
  • Solid knowledge of procurement/planning principles, regulations, theories, and processes.
  • Expert understanding and experience with integrated manufacturing software systems
  • Must have knowledge of industry terminology, processes, workflow, and materials.
  • Knowledge of supply chain, planning, purchasing, materials, and inventory control environment Project Management and Six-Sigma Methodologies
  • Knowledge of FDA regulated industries

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

091 706712