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Job Description

Associate Director of Procurement required by CareerWise Recruitment for our multinational Biotech client in Dublin. Contract position. This role requires leadership in the following key areas:
  • Strategic Sourcing - Sourcing Management Process (SMP) & Project execution
  • Excellent Negotiation Skills
  • Supply Risk Management & Mitigation Project execution
  • Supplier Performance Improvement,
  • Identification & Management of Cost Reduction Initiatives,
  • Supplier Diversity Development,
  • Working Capital Improvement,
  • Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Strong project Management capabilities
  • New Product Introduction - End to End
  • Compliance
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • This role will also require management of relationships with external contacts to ensure successful engagement ensuring optimal performance.
  • responsible for leading and managing the measurement and review process associated with existing and future supplier relationships to ensure continuous improvement and delivery of expectations.
  • Acts as change agent, demonstrating added value brought by the procurement function. Is a personal example and role model of the leadership behaviours.
  • Working as part of a Regional/Global team will mean that some aspects of this role may span across multiple sites and not just the site (Dublin Biotech) where this person is based.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Science, Supply Chain or Procurement related area potentially to MBA or advanced degree level.
  • Extensive Professional expertise in Procurement and project management within the biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment (>5 years),
  • Experience working with senior leaders (3-5 years) in large-scale organizational change initiatives.
  • Ideally, experience in the biologics manufacturing environment and a proven track record in project management and biologics operations scale-up experience.
  • Competent in influencing sourcing decisions during early design phase of new product introductions with proven success in vaccines & biologics operations.
  • Ability to develop and implement accelerated sourcing strategies to facilitate rapid and innovative project execution in a commercial environment.
  • Competent provider of frontline Procurement expertise & coaching to operational teams as first point of contact to influence future sourcing decisions.
  • Knowledge and experience of Single Use Technologies and Complex Biologics Ingredients essential as it pertains to Large Molecules Sterile Manufacturing. As a company, we are committed to 'Inventing for Life' in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world's most challenging healthcare needs.

Please call James Farrar today for further information on 0872489961 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900