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Collins McNicholas

                             Supply Chain – Warehouse Manager – Westmeath – Permanent opportunity.

Reporting to the Company Director you will play an important part in helping the organisation stay as leader in supply chain services. You will be responsible for co-ordinating supply chain, logistics 3PL’s and freight partners for their products to ensure patient supply and business objectives are met, in compliance with applicable GxP and other regulations.

Role Overview:

  • Ensure product availability from manufacturing/distribution partners to meet the business needs
  • Manage and 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 partner organisations to drive effective supply, cost control and timeline compliance
  • Provide a high level of service to the manufacturing team, which includes scheduling of all jobs and ensuring that stock on hand is in line with KPI’s
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure stability of the supply chain, develop and implement risk management processes to ensure no risk of supply
  • Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual terms for assigned partners
  • Manage supplier pricing reviews and cost reduction projects to drive cost efficiencies
  • Works with suppliers to reduce lead times and increase overall supply chain agility
  • Engage and develop continuous supply chain improvement practices
  • Conducts supplier landscaping activities, develops selection criteria to support new supplier identification and evaluation
  • Establishes supplier benchmarking processes and contributes to business reviews
  • Engages with key stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of business projects
  • Manage all Purchasing, Warehousing, Planning, Logistics and Customer Service staff

Required Skills/Experience

  • Previous management of annualised standard cost settings, pricing, and cost out programs
  • High understanding of Compliance requirements and Regulatory expectations
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems within a regulated environment.
  • Competent user of MS Office tools [Access, Excel, Project, Word, Powerpoint]
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Strong leadership, decision-making & problem solving skills
  • Supply Chain Management: 3 years (Required)
  • Diploma/degree in business management, engineering, manufacturing, or a related discipline or equivalent is an advantage 


  • Strong understanding of, and experience in supply chain management, storage and distribution.
  • Administration and project management skills
  • High level of customer orientation/understanding
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to influence internal and external constituents
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Company is expanding and will offer a good challenging career path for the right candidate.  This is an urgent hire for our clients – the interview process will move move.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Mary Mullin  on 09064 78104 and email your cv to

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