Principal Global Sourcing Specialist

HERO Recruitment
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Principal Global Sourcing Specialist

We are looking to speak with experienced Supply Chain professionals regarding this exciting Principal Global Sourcing Specialist with a leading medical device client. Our client is a global leader in the medical device industry and are looking to a Principal Global Sourcing Specialist to their team on a permanent basis. This is a hybrid role and will be based in Cork. This company stands out for their culture, exceptional career development pathways, and extensive benefits packages.

Apply yo us to find out more about this great job opportunity in Cork and we can talk through if it’s the right job for you. Based in Cork this role is commutable from Kerry and Tipperary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in key sourcing categories that results in a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Gathers Market Intelligence and trends for the Categories and Sub-Categories.
  • Identifies risks within the Category and works closely with stakeholders to eliminate or take mitigating actions for strategic risks.
  • Analyses data and develops tools to manage the Category, including should-cost models, COGS models, etc.
  • Identifies all suitable suppliers per Category and region per sample RFQ and develops comprehensive supplier knowledge & database.
  • Identifies insourcing and outsourcing opportunities.
  • Guide respective internal leads through a holistic & systematic category approach to material & supplier selection and management.
  • Promotes and works towards balanced continuous (year-on-year) value improvement for all aspects of quality, service and cost with assigned supply base. Manages supplier performance and identifies Value Improvement Program’s to improve TCO accordingly.
  • Ensures optimal balance between collaborative engagement and competitive pressure with supply base to ensure maximum value is realized, including negotiation of value improvements and optimal supplier contracts.
  • Manages strategic supplier relationships in line with the Category Strategy and understands the strategic differentiators for each supplier.
  • Owns annual budget process for assigned suppliers as well as crisis or systematic issue resolution.
  • Establish early involvement to achieve development performance goals, support project timelines, and manage product cost.
  • Experience with acquisition integration and chemicals preferred

Education & Experience:

  • Level 8 Bachelor’s degree required, Engineering degree preferred and/or technical experience with Injection Molding.
  • Minimum of 6 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Acquisitions and/or Injection Molding experience preferred.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Medical Device experience is preferred.

For more information on this role in Cork please contact Terry McAuliffe 0n or email

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