Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Contract
  • Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland
  • 42011161

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Procurement Specialist. As a Senior Specialist Global Sourcing & Procurement (GS&P) within a Europe Regional Sourcing & Procurement Team, you will be responsible for executing strategic projects and supporting site’s operating objectives, ensuring that procedures and processes are securely established to support the current operating plans for the company’s manufacturing sites.

Key categories include IFM/Site Services, Direct Materials/Components, Capital Equipment, MRO, Laboratory and Automation, IT and Business services. You will collaborate with senior functional and operational stakeholders to develop and execute global supply and sourcing strategies. In this position you will support the Manufacturing Division (MMD) strategic imperatives and will enable MMD core elements of strategy: stability, responsiveness, building capacity, and foster innovation. Responsible for planning and conducting negotiations as well as leading and conducting RFx for goods and services in scope.

Bring energy, knowledge, innovation to carry out the following:

  • Manages direct, indirect and research procurement categories incl. strategic sourcing and procurement, supplier selection and negotiations, creating leverage above site, contract management
  • Relationship management with senior stakeholders on site in order to provide full support on supply, driving & supporting changes, understand site priorities and at the same time use that opportunity to seek support & alignment on implementing procurement driven projects (supplier changes, commercial initiatives etc.)
  • Strategic supplier relationship management to drive alignment to SSC Category targets and to enable continuous improvement (supply, quality, innovation, cost and regulatory aspect)
  • Implementation of globally cascaded projects (enabling global suppliers, driving SSC category strategy etc.) including right project management to meet project deadlines, alignment with the site, managing supplier transition etc.
  • Is responsible for continuous procurement process improvement, increasing personal productivity
  • Engages, obtains sponsorship, and influences senior level stakeholders / demonstrates procurement value proposition, creates a delivery plan shared jointly with business stakeholders
  • Develops end to end risk management strategies and performance management & improvement strategies
  • Acts as change agent, demonstrating added value brought by the procurement function. Is a personal example and role model of the leadership behaviours
  • Actively supports diversity, within the company as well as including, expanding relationships with diverse, SME suppliers
  • Is responsible for developing and delivering objectives and targets in respective categories incl. annual profit plan / savings forecast, working capital conversion / pull through targets, SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) spend targets, spend concentration %, and contract compliance % targets




What skills you will need:

In order to excel in this role, you will more than likely have:


  • BS/BA degree in Engineering / Supply Chain or Business minimally; MBA or CPM /supply chain certification preferred
  • Working experience in multinational companies, complex matrix organizations, exposure to international teams
  • 5-7 years of experience in manufacturing / supply chain / procurement for manufacturing sites
  • 3 to 5 years of procurement experience
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, collaboration, problem solving, and conflict management skills
  • Drives results while dealing with ambiguity and complex environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to influence at all levels in the organization
  • Demonstrates capabilities in Strategic stakeholder relationship management, Supplier relationship management, Project management, Cost optimization, Negotiations and Contract management, Financial / Legal / Business acumen
  • Native fluency in English


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***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***