Supplier Relationship Commodity Manager

  • Reference: 690490
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Westmeath
  • Category: General Management

Key responsibilities:

  • You will be responbile for the management of commerical relationships to ensure there is a readily supply available for the manufacture of products .
  • Manages and negotiates contractual relationships to ensure business requirements are met.

  • Develops Early Supplier Involvement Programs to drive lower acquisition costs, improve quality and reduce supply chain complexity.

  • Coordinates and administers reviews of new supplier contract agreements, assesses the performance of key suppliers and develops supplier improvement plans to support the continued focus on delivering improved value.

  • Works with other key stakeholders within AWT (Internal Manufacturing, External Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance, Engineering, Regulatory, Franchise Teams, R&D, Compliance and Marketing) in various cross-functional team environments to develop and execute strategic business opportunities and resolve tactical situations in a manner that benefits AWT.

  • Manage / support processes/events for the group as needed/assigned e.g. monthly PPV reporting, monthly SBR Schedule reporting, monthly S&OP reporting & participation.

  • Regular reporting on key issues to Senior Leadership, per Project Matrix schedule

  • Analyzes data effectively to identify opportunities and drive decision

  • Manages overall Supply Risk within the assigned commodity.

  • Responsible for regular communication with assigned suppliers & sharing of relevant information with key stakeholders (e.g. Supply Chain, Finance, Quality, etc.)

  • Develops a fact-based market intelligence matrix on specific commodities.

  • Conducts business reviews with key suppliers to drive TCO opportunities and improve supplier performance.

  • Works with strategic suppliers to reduce costs, lead times and overall agility within the supply chain.

  • Establishes payment terms with suppliers in support of AWT financial policies.

  • Required Qualifications:

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or related field.

  • 5-7 years of experience in purchasing management. Sourcing/supplier/commodity management of multiple suppliers, negotiating contracts and developing alternate/second-source supply base.

  • Experience in a continuous improvement & deadline driven environment with a demonstrated track record of achieving significant savings (total cost reductions) on an annual basis.

  • Experience in developing supplier relationships including establishing and maintaining contracts.

  • Demonstrated negotiation, diplomacy, and a collaborative/integrative style of working to accomplish objectives.

  • Has medical device technical knowledge and ability to comprehend complex items related to customer, category and equipment specifications, contract terms and conditions, statements of work, engineering drawings and material specifications.

  • Ability to analyze data in order to effectively drive decisions

  • Procurement experience in a government-regulated environment.

  • Experience with MS Office products:  Excel, Word, Power Point and Access

  • Travel requirements (international and domestic):  between 10% to 20%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field.

  • Six Sigma/Lean certification.

  • Professional certification (CPSM, CSCP, CPM, CPIM).

  • Experience in medical devices.

For further information or confidential discussion please send your CV to Gillian at




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Gillian Nicholson

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