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  • UNIT 27,
  • Job reference number:15376608
  • Client ID:RI/47164
  • Posted on:10-AUG-2018
  • Salary:EUR 55,000
  • Location:WESTMEATH
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Our client a world leading medicaltechnology manufacturer are looking for an experienced Supply Chain Manager who will beresponsible for the commercial and tactical operational management of contract manufacturing partner(s) & finished goods suppliers.

Idelaly we would like this candidate to have medical device or Pharma industry experience.


  • Ensure product availability from manufacturing partners to meet our business need.

  • Manage & 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 organizations to drive effective supply, cost control and timeline compliance.


  • Work with suppliers to ensure stability of the supply chain, develop & implement risk management processes to ensure no risk of supply.

  • Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual terms for assigned partners to ensure our business needs are met.

  • Manage supplier pricing reviews and COGS reduction projects to drive reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Works with suppliers to reduce lead times and increase overall supply chain agility.

  • Engage with Franchise team to support strategic projects including RFP/RFQ process for new and existing business programs with 3rd party suppliers.

  • Ensure suppliers achieve 98.5% weekly product availability through ongoing management of the supply base, risk assessments, contracts, and periodic business reviews with suppliers.

  • Engage & develop continuous supply chain improvement practices to support the continued focus on delivering improved value and service levels.

  • Conducts supplier landscaping activities, develops selection criteria to support new supplier identification and evaluation to ensure selection of qualified sources for new product and manufacturing needs.

  • Establishes supplier benchmarking processes & contributes to business reviews to drive and improve supplier performance.

  • Engages with key stakeholders within [Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Franchise team, Regulatory, etc.] to ensure timely delivery of business projects.

  • Participates and engages in Make Buy reviews & decisions.

  • Will abide to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policies and any relevant other EHS documentation.

  • Will comply with all relevant training required and adhere to relevant associated documentation.

  • Follow strict adherence to the requirements of cGMP.

  • Actively contribute to the enhancement of compliance initiatives for areas of responsibility.


  • Minimum 7 years experience in a 3rd party supply chain management environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing & developing supplier relationships including contract negotiation.


  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.

  • Management of annualized standard cost settings, pricing, & cost out programs.

  • High understanding of Compliance requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • including validation requirements and Regulatory expectations.

  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment.

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications/familiarity with contract terms and conditions, statements of work.

  • Competent user of MS Office tools [Access, Excel, Project, Word, Powerpoint].

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.

  • Strong leadership, decision-making & problem solving skills.

For a confidential discussion on this opportunity please contact Gillian Nicholson at or call Gillian on 0906478104

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