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Job Description

NPI SOURCING MANAGER required by CareerWise Recruitment for our multinational contact lens and Ophthalmic surgical products client in Limerick, initial 12 month contract on offer with 3 days onsite and 2 days working remotely. The NPI SOURCING MANAGER will have at least 5 years experience working in a Procurement / Sourcing management position with a proven track record of stakeholder management, APICS qualification desirable.

Role of this position

  • The key responsibilities are focused on Quality & Risk management, Cost, Supplier Service & Reliability with a particular focus on NPI supply chain development and management.
  • The role will be accountable for Supplier Management for a defined scope of spend responsibility Main areas of responsibility
  • Perform the role of Supplier Relationship Manager at an executive level for designated suppliers
  • Partner with category management and Advance Sourcing (New Product Introduction) to ensure alignment and meet procurement goals across Quality, Service and Cost.
  • Be an excellent business partner to a number of functions across the business, in particular supplier quality, manufacturing and planning teams both internally and in our Third-Party Manufacturers
  • Develop the Sourcing Strategic direction for assigned categories of spend and work with fellow team members to ensure alignment and execution to that strategic direction.
  • Partner with Supplier Quality to ensure alignment on supplier management and escalation processes.
  • Upgrade supplier skills (transparent cost management, lean practices, emerging technologies, etc.)
  • Analyze overall system capabilities and develop and execute improvements in support of the end to end supply chain, to achieve lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Provide regular reporting on Supplier Performance, and lead activities to achieve goals.
  • Manage a small team of Associates to support sourcing objectives and contribute to their continuous development.
  • Assist in reporting on performance, recommending advancements, implementing new or changed procedures.


  • BS Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Operations Management or related field.
  • MBA or Masters preferred.
  • CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) a bonus.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a procurement role managing Strategic Supplier Relationships preferred.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 087-0907204 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