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Supply Chain Specialist

Our client, an animal diagnostics start-up, is keen to recruit a Supply Chain Specialist to lead their team in Sligo. This is a Permanent Contract with Hybrid working. This role offers 2 days remote work and 3 days onsite.

As a Supply Chain Specialist, you will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing the end-to-end supply chain operations for products manufactured by our CMO. This role involves overseeing production, quality control, and logistics to ensure a seamless and efficient flow of materials from the CMO to distribution centers. 

Benefits include:

  • Permanent contract
  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time hours
  • Hybrid working


As a Supply Chain Specialist, you will be responsible for the following:

CMO Relationship Management:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with CMO partners.
  • Coordinate regularly with CMO to align on production schedules, quality standards, and inventory levels.
  • Strong input on contract negotiations with an emphasis on lead times and payment terms.

Supply Planning and Coordination:

  • Full responsibility for forecasting and planning the supply of materials required for CMO production using strategic thinking around scheduling to reduce lead times.
  • Monitor and track the production schedule at the CMO to ensure timely delivery of finished goods.
  • Review reports including sales reports and use information to optimise manufacturing lead times.

Quality Assurance:

  • Implement and oversee quality control processes for materials received from the CMO.
  • Work with third-party CMOs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards across all activities.

Inventory Management:

  • Optimise inventory levels to ensure an uninterrupted supply of finished goods to meet customer demand to maintain an excellent level of customer service.
  • Implement inventory control measures to minimize excess or obsolete stock.

Logistics and Distribution:

  • Coordinate the transportation of finished goods from CMO to distribution centres.
  • Monitor transportation schedules and address any delays or issues in transit.


  • Bachelor's Degree/Certificate in Business/Supply Chain or a related field.
  • Proven experience in supply chain management, preferably with a focus on CMO relationships.
  • Strong understanding of procurement, production, and logistics processes.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in data analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements in the industry.

For more information on this Supply Chain Specialist position, please contact Chloe Somers

071 9140254