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Manufacturing & Production

Job Description

Sourcing Manager is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork based client. Working collaboratively with suppliers that are vital to the success of our organisation to maximise the potential value of these relationships you will have overall responsibility for the end to end management of designated commodities. The role will require someone to identify, develop and execute specific strategies for designated commodities. The position will be responsible for supplier setup, relationship management, contract pricing, quotation (RFQ) and rationalisation.

Role of this position

  • Develop and ensure that sourcing strategies are fully implemented and executed.
  • Manage products being transferred in and out of the various manufacturing sites.
  • Proactively identify report & manage constraints within the end-to-end Supply Chain which will impact on Customer Service levels.
  • Generate and present daily / weekly / monthly reports and metrics as appropriate.
  • Represent the "Voice of the Supplier" within the Organisation.
  • Participate in NPI and product launches by partaking in meetings, offering constructive advice and collaborating with the Operations, Marketing and Customer teams to ensure a successful product launch.
  • Work on challenging assignments with clearly defined business objectives, solving problems and supporting the needs of Operations and other functions.
  • Establish a competency around commodity pricing expertise, where relevant commodities pricing is tracked, monitored and understood allowing for forecasting intelligence/guidance to be provided and reflected in the annual standard cost setting
  • Working with other Commodity Managers in the Strategic Sourcing organization to identify major projects that need to be transferred to another supplier either for cost savings opportunity, rationalisation or for other business needs.
  • Negotiating Long Term Agreements with prospective suppliers to achieve year over year cost savings and build alliances with strategic vendors and work with Legal Counsel to streamline such agreements where necessary.


  • Expertise in sourcing within manufacturing and supplier agreements.
  • Familiar with cGMP compliance requirements, best practices, Purchasing Controls in an regulated industry (Medical Device, Retail, Food).
  • Project Management experience and proven track record of successful leadership of high impact projects
  • Ability to lead and support several concurrent projects and develop strong relationship within cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in negotiations with suppliers
  • 3rd level qualification in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, IPICS or other equivalent is required.
  • Proven track record with at least 2 years in supply chain management

Please call Mike Morrissey today for further information on 021-429 7536 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

Manufacturing & Production

Cork Office

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

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900