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Sourcing & Supply Chain Specialist

  • Sector: Medical Devices
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  • Job Ref: 19750

We have a new opportunity for a Sourcing & Supply Chain Specialist to join a large Medical Devices business in the North West. The role will support both site and global functions. As part of a large supply chain team with this reputable employer, you will act as an individual conytributor with a lot of autonomy in building and maintaining relationships with suppliers, strategic input in the team and managing costs etc.

  • Strategy Development: In conjunction with key plant and global functions develop and execute a plant sourcing strategy that optimizes supply base contribution to overall plant strategic objectives.
  • Material Sourcing: Work with cross functional teams to manage the evaluation and approval of alternative raw materials and suppliers ensuring that supply base is capable of supporting the Plant requirements.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Manage supplier relationships that drive continuous improvement through the supply chain. Ensure supply base is fully integrated into plant activities and support plant lean programmes e.g. pull replenishment systems, inventory optimization, reduced lead times.
  • Material Costs: Support and/or manage material cost improvement and cost avoidance programmes with cross functional teams, resulting in measurable material cost savings that are aligned with plant objectives.
  • Supplier Performance: Track and measure supplier performance ensuring that suppliers meet plant expectations on a consistent basis. Review performance on a regular basis and initiative corrective actions with underperforming suppliers. When appropriate escalate significant issues up through the Global Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Quality teams.
  • Specifications: Coordinates supplier input with Product Development, Quality Management and operations to ensure that material specification match plant requirements and supplier process capabilities.
  • Global Strategic Sourcing: Contribute to Global Strategic Sourcing goals ensuring that the Ballina Ostomy plant interests are represented.
  • Global:   Consult and enlist corporate resources as appropriate e.g. legal, packaging, sourcing


Work Experience Requirements

  • 7+ years relevant supplier development relationship experience
  • SAP or equivalent MRP system & IT based document control systems

 Education Requirements 

  • Primary degree in a relevant Business or Technical area
  • IIPMM Diploma - preferable
  • APPICS – preferable


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson

071 9140251