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Business Support Site Services

  • Job reference: 924946
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Date posted: 17/04/2019

Orion Group are recruiting for a Business Support for Site Services on behalf of our Multinational Medical Devices Client on an initial 12 month contract which is based in Cork.

The successful candidate will develop and execute optimal sourcing strategies through the development and management of supplier relationships and promotion of Supplier Integration. Drive supplier focused initiatives to meet overall business requirements whilst implementing sustainable continuous improvement.

* Institute a disciplined strategic sourcing process with a focus on continuous improvement in total cost, quality and service. Negotiate global and local supply agreements and contracts.
* Evaluation of the Cork site's indirect sourcing cost base, existing and potential, to secure most competitive total cost, quality and operational efficiency.
* E2E focus: assist in the development and execution of indirect sourcing strategy, continuous improvement plans, cost reduction and performance management aligned with standards.
* Provide strategic influence while building sustainable partnerships with key integrators and internal customer groups.
* Collaborating with Engineering, Operations, Supplier & Operations Quality, Global Sourcing and individuals from other divisions/plants to identify and execute continuous development initiatives and cost reduction plans.
* Business continuity: identify opportunities to mitigate or reduce risk in the supply chain. Implement risk management plans in conjunction with site integrators.
* Evaluate and monitor supplier performance against contract specifications and recommend remedial action, as necessary. Manage and develop suppliers to achieve on-going productivity improvements.
* Lead cross functional teams in root cause problem solving activities to drive appropriate resolution of supply challenges and preventative actions.
* Review and improve supply chain processes with focus on E2E business objectives.
* Prepare and distribute formal bid solicitations; analyse bids; make recommendations.


  • Min 3-5 years' experience within a GMP Manufacturing Environment
    * Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
    * Demonstrated experience in Compliance focussed role
    * Demonstrated experience in managing key integrators and suppliers
    * Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
    * Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment.
    * Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams.
    * Strong leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions.
    * Strong analytical skills to make quantitative projections and recommendations.
    * Demonstrated ability to fully realize improvement initiatives.
    * Must be pro-active, self-motivated, and have a demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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