Collins McNicholas

We have an opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain Manager within a global medical technology company in the Midlands.

Reporting to: Director you will be responsible for the commercial and tactical operational management of our partners to ensure product availability and stability of economics.

Major Duties and Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure product availability from manufacturing partners to meet the our business need.
  • Manage & partner with suppliers to develop business relationships that deliver effective operational control to agreed service levels.
  • Manages and negotiates contractual terms as necessary with suppliers to assure long term stability of supply and cost effectiveness
  • Plan, support and implement projects with suppliers and key internal company partner organizations to drive effective supply, cost control and timeline compliance.
  • Detailed responsibilities:
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure stability of the supply chain, develop & implement risk management processes to ensure no risk of supply.
  • Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual terms for assigned partners to ensure our business needs are met.
  • Manage supplier pricing reviews and COGS reduction projects to drive reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Works with suppliers to reduce lead times and increase overall supply chain agility.
  • Engage with Franchise team to support strategic projects including RFP/RFQ process for new and existing business programs with 3rd party suppliers.
  • Ensure suppliers achieve 98.5% weekly product availability through ongoing management of the supply base, risk assessments, contracts, and periodic business reviews with suppliers.
  • Engage & develop continuous supply chain improvement practices to support the continued focus on delivering improved value and service levels.
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.
  • Experience:
  • Minimum 7 years experience in a 3rd party supply chain management environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing & developing supplier relationships including contract negotiation.
  • Skills
  • Management of annualized standard cost settings, pricing, & cost out programs.
  • High understanding of Compliance requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)including validation requirements and Regulatory expectations.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications/familiarity with contract terms and conditions, statements of work.
  • Competent user of MS Office tools [Access, Excel, Project, Word, Powerpoint].
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills. 
  • For further information on this role pelase contact Gillian Nicholson at gillian.nicholson@collinsmcnicholas.ie or call me directly on 0906478104

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