Managing the materials vendor engineering team: this concentrates on all aspects of supplier selection, supplier process & material changes and technical support for all purchased commodities within our client. The materials vendor engineering team is responsible for the technical leadership and resolution of non-conformances within the supply chain and achieving year-on-year material cost reduction targets.
Work with the procurement, planning, inbound/outbound and supplier quality managers, to deliver on the operations and department objectives – supplier performance, mitigating the risk of purchased material stockouts, and the generating/execution of materials VIP’s.
Prioritises and drives execution of multiple complex department projects. Sponsor and lead material value improvement projects (VIP’s) or Strategic Activity Review(StAR) projects.
Interface effectively with key stakeholders internally and externally (Divisions, Suppliers, and corporate sourcing teams) to deliver key vendor/material strategies in terms of Quality, Cost and Service improvement.
Responsible for leading and developing a best in class materials vendor engineering team that is proficient in the use of lean, 6sigma and engineering first principle methodologies.
Demonstrate technical Leadership skills in procurement management and in supporting structured technical investigations for components & material issues.
Manage and support the identification and development of new or existing supply sources with the purchasing team. Collaborates with other cross functional resources in identifying insourcing / outsourcing opportunities.
Manage and support the maintenance and improvement of Supplier/Material Management Policies Procedures, systems and tools.
Proactively identify and drive Value Improvement Projects(VIP’s) with suppliers at all Tiers in the supply chain.
Develop negotiation strategies with the procurement team to maximise value add initiatives.
Play a lead role in the development of commodity strategies in conjunction with the strategic procurement and supplier quality teams.
Develop and execute department budgets – headcount, overhead/project spend and capital planning/control.
Honours Degree (NFQ level 8) in relevant discipline.
Minimum 5 years’ experience is a similar position.
In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the Quality Policy.
Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.
Lead group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals. Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization.
Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
Direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.
Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements).
Good technical capabilities, communication skills, teamwork abilities and initiative.
For a confidential discussion and more information on this role please contact Christopher O Toole.