Lead - Procurement

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Limerick, Co. Limerick
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On behalf of our Multinational start up organisation in Limerick, we are currently sourcing a Procurement Lead to join their Team.

Organization Overview: 

This position will support site readiness from a procurement perspective (including the coordination of key procurement activities and the establishment of vendor/supplier relationships) and will transition to be responsible for ongoing Operational procurement activities once the site is operational.


  • Procurement of Supplies and Services

o Prepare and negotiate agreements and contracts with maintenance, lab and production operations supplies and service suppliers so that risk and costs are minimised.

o Responsible for RFI/RFP/RFQ’s in Indirect and Local Capital Procurement areas.

o Drive alignment with Global Procurement on Procurement activities by utilizing Category Management strategy.

o Ensuring Technology is utilized in our Procurement strategy by driving use of Ariba Catalogs and Guided Buying content in purchase of goods & services.

o Work with the business stakeholders to develop business needs and KPI’s to measure vendor performance in delivery of goods and services.

o Drive negotiation and implementation of outsourced agreements and participate in post implementation governance activities.

  • Management of site/supplier relationships

o Establish and manage relationships with local site suppliers (including negotiations) while integrating global suppliers into the site’s supply chain, with a view to continuous improvement.

o Ensure Risk Assessment process is followed for Vendors the site interacts with.

o Drive usage of E-Invoicing with Supplier base and assist in resolving invoicing issues

o Lead supplier relations management activities for strategic third-party suppliers. Drive action items, issue resolution, and continuous improvement initiatives with suppliers.  

o Support decisions regarding quality of materials/suppliers and resolution of material/supplier issues, while maintaining high-quality supplier relations.

o Conduct benchmarking analysis to evaluate market landscape for supported categories.

Support/Influence site business needs

o Work closely with suppliers and internal customers to ensure all internal specifications and standards are met.

o Ensure legal, quality, health & safety, ethical and environmental standards are maintained and developed.

o Form and maintain close working relationships with demand planners and buyers as appropriate to ensure supply continuity, security, and integrity while optimizing processes and minimizing waste.

o Partner with buyers/planners to ensure that materials data (e.g., safety stock needs, pricing) are accurate and updated on a minimum annual basis. 


  • Support local & global procurement policies, goals and objectives

o Establish and maintain strong partnerships with Global Procurement organization as well as counterparts at other sites.

o Ensure compliance with procurement and financial policies and procedures, and regulatory commitments.

o Drive the usage of Procurement Technology enabled processes such as Guided Buying, Contract Compliance, Catalogues & e-Invoicing

o Seek out and implement quality, reliability, efficiency, and cost savings projects with suppliers. Consolidate and present captured and forecasted site savings, in alignment with Global Procurement methodology.

o Use E-procurement tools in line with procurement strategies

o Maintain procurement documentation.

 Basic Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or similar field.
  • 5+ years experience in Pharma procurement leadership role.
  • Previous supply chain, manufacturing, and/or procurement experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating and drafting supplies and services contracts.
  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritize responsibilities, and be action oriented.
  • Independent decision maker with ability to influence diverse groups, both internally and externally.
  • High proficiency in PC/IT skills (including Microsoft office skills)
  • Strong teamwork, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated learning agility and ability/willingness to adapt to continual change within a startup environment.


Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience working on a start-up initiative
  • Previous SAP and/or Ariba experience


Additional Information:

  • The position is located onsite at the Limerick, Ireland site.
  • Periodic travel may be required to other sites (10%).
  • Initially an on site role but may change to Hybrid

If you have the above skills & experience, please contact catriona.duggan@cpl.ie / Tele: 087 2419644


Important Dates
Posted on
22 May, 2024
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