SENIOR SOURCING SPECIALIST – PERM

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MATRIX RECRUITMENT GROUP are working closely with a large company based in Co. Tipperary.

Currently we are looking for a SENIOR SOURCING SPECIALIST. This opportunity is offered on a permanent basis:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the implemented of Procurement & Sourcing Strategies, resulting in a strong supply base that continuously creates a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Develop Annual Sourcing Business Plans that will reflect year-over-year cost reductions, quality enhancements and overall continuous improvement.
  • Provides strategic influence while building value-adding relationships with key suppliers and internal customer groups by applying advanced knowledge of purchasing principles, practices, tools and technology.
  • Develop, implement and manage processes for supply-related problem resolution.
  • Is instrumental in the development of all Commodity Strategies.
  • Identifies and works closely with Vendor Engineering, Buyers, and Procurement Manager, Global Sourcing and individuals from other divisions/plants to identifying and executing Cost Reduction opportunities.
  • Optimize the sourcing and procurement processes. They will benchmark best practices externally & internally and apply Lean concepts, supported by analytics, to design and implement optimally effective processes.
  • Reviews, assesses and maintains a base line costing model for the key spend items in each commodity that is aligned with the strategic direction of the function or commodity and continually identifies and refreshes the model based on market dynamics.
  • Supports the creation, approval, and implementation of new company-wide policies. Works with Management to implement trending, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms.
  • Identifies, implements, and supports enabling technologies throughout the entire requisition to payment process.
  • Leads contract negotiations, contract management, and vendor management activities such as strategic reviews and site visits.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required ideally MBA degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years Strategic Procurement (Sourcing) and Supplier Relationship Management
  • Proven quantitative abilities e.g. cost modeling, data analysis
  • Experience managing optimal supplier contracts and negotiating value improvements
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Please your updated CV to Suzanne Dunne at suzanne@matrixrecruitment.ie

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