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Job Description

A Supply Chain Associate Manager is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. This role reports to the Supply Chain Associate Director. The position is responsible for Supply planning, production planning, purchasing, warehouse and logistics functions. It requires managing and coordinating these functions to deliver business goals in relation to inventory, manufacturing utilization, customer service, and standard cost.Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Lead, develop and motivate a multi-skilled team and manage multiple stakeholder relationships.
  • Foster cooperation and effective communications between the supply chain team and other functions within and outside the organization.
  • Manage and coordinate activities within the Supply Chain team to:

- Resolve problems that arise in relation to delivery, planning, capacity, raw materials and packaging, specifications, service level agreements, quantity or cost of purchased goods or services. - Negotiate site contracts and support Regional and Global Sourcing strategies and contracts. - Develop and optimize production supply plans in conjunction with operations, quality and engineering.
  • Work with Operational Leadership Team to address day-to-day tactical supply chain issues.
  • Lead cross functional teams to drive inventory reduction, lean out processes and execute cost savings initiatives.
  • Continually improve material and information / data flow from suppliers, through manufacturing to distribution centers to maximum efficiency and customer service.
  • Identify and address opportunities to increase efficiency and productivity within the business and identify alternate suppliers to deliver cost savings or improved delivery or quality.
  • Support Class A implementation and accreditation
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with company policies, procedures and best practices
  • Work closely with Operations, Warehouse, Planning and Distribution partners to ensure customer orders are shipped in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare and monitor annual budgets for site Planning, Purchasing and Warehouse.
  • Participate in developing, implementing, and communicating goals and objectives to improve Supply Chain performance.


  • Third level Degree (Level 8) in business management or a related field with 8+ years related work experience in operations and/or logistics, or equivalent.
  • Six Sigma, Lean or other process improvement are desirable, but not essential.
  • In depth knowledge of tactical planning processes, procurement and logistics planning principles.
  • Knowledge / experience of Class A implementation
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of overall supply chain management including MRP, DRP, ERP, forecasting, inventory management.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, goal-oriented, and a demonstrated ability to self-manage and produce results and manage multiple stakeholders
  • Project Management Skills and the ability to drive projects to completion.
  • Strong Data Analysis skills are essential.
  • Ability to identify alternative courses of action before choosing an approach; makes timely decisions in the best interest of the company and is willing to make decisions in uncertain conditions.
  • Understanding of Demand management and control to manage forecasting and improve accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize the use of resources to most effectively achieve business goals.
  • Ability to engage in contract negotiations and develop contracts on a national or regional basis.
  • Demonstrate self-confidence, decisiveness and risk-taking but not impulsive; has the presence to manage through a crisis.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • Knowledge of financial and information management systems, purchasing, production operations, accounting and supporting supply chain functions.

Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 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

Engineering & Technical

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

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 190