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Sourcing Manager

  • Job reference: 933660
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Date posted: 22/01/2021

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Sourcing Manager (New Product Development) for our Multinational Medical Devices client based in the Cork area on an initial 12-month contract.

The NPD Sourcing Manager will be accountable for managing the instruments and implants source selections in alignment with External Manufacturing Supply Integration, Category, and Sub-Category strategies.

He or she will execute Procurement goals and strategies, delivering on financial, quality, service and compliance objectives, and execute source selections in alignment with the broader J&J category and sub-category strategies.

* Lead Request for Quotation/Information/Proposals and assist with CGM based supplier discussions
* Coordinate with Cost Gap Modelling (CGM) group completion of Should Cost Modelling (activity-based costing) for the source product
* Manage supplier relationships of key suppliers supporting New Product Development and ensure alignment with supplier segmentation strategies
* Coordinate and execute supplier contracts, including development agreements, supply agreements, distribution agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
* Understand external environment and identify the market risks associated with sourced product and recommend strategies to minimize financial and operational risk of suppliers
* Support selection of suppliers with business partners for new product introductions
* Knowledgeable in common project management tools and processes and is able to use these in broad range of business settings
* Coordinate with source finance the management of standard cost and required attributes to ensure pricing accuracy

* A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. MBA/Advanced degree is preferred
* A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in a Sourcing, Operations, or Supply Chain role is required
* A demonstrated working knowledge and experience in a highly regulated manufacturing environment with regulatory, quality, and compliance requirements is required
* Experience in negotiating contract terms with external suppliers is required
* Creative & decisive problem-solving skills, business partner (internal & external), ability to adapt to meet constantly evolving priorities, and sound reasoning skills are required
* A demonstrated ability to work in team environment with focus on internal and external relationship development is required
* Excellent verbal and written communication skill with ability to confidently present complex information is required
* Strong influencing skills and eye for business is required
* Able to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary is required
* FPX / Project management training and experience is preferred
* APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society) or CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification is preferred
* Strongly prefer experience within the Medical Device or Healthcare industry
* Previous experience with Six Sigma/Process Excellence Tools, Training and/or Certification is preferred
* Experience working with financial tools and solid analytical skills are strongly preferred
* US or Ireland locations preferred
* This position may require up to 20% travel

For more information on this role, call Dan on +353 868140295 for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities

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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