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The Head of Procurement will be part of the Senior Management Team at this Mid-sized Medical Device Distribution business (40) in County Kerry.

We are looking for someone to Head up the Procurement and Purchasing Team (3).

You will need to have a background in Purchasing / Procurement (5 Years Plus) and have managed direct reports (Team).

Offering the chance to have a real strategic impact on Procurement and the overall performance of the business we are looking for a candidate with high levels of enthusiasm and motivation, and with a strong problem-solving ethos.

With a competitive Basic (€) plus Bonus (€) we can also facilitate a 2-day WFH option after you have bedded into the role, but you will need to live 1 hours from my client’s County Kerry Offices – APPLY TODAY

 

Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain Management / Supplier Relationship Management / Finished Product / Stock Management / Pricing Management / Negotiation Skills / Team Management / SAP / Certified Purchasing Manager / Certified Professional in Supply Management / Kerry / Ireland

 

Relocation Package Open to European and Irish based Candidates (€).

 

Job Title: Head of Procurement

Location: Co. Kerry, Ireland

Travel: Less than 5%

Team: (3)

Package:

  • Full Time / Perm
  • Min. 3 Days on Site (2 Days Work from Home Option available)
  • €65k – €75k Basic (Dependent on Experience & Open to Negotiation)
  • Annual Bonus (25%) €16,250 – €18,750
  • Annual Profit Share (€2,500 – €5,000)
  • Pension
  • Life Cover
  • Active Sports and Social Club
  • 25 Days Paid Annual Leave
  • Relocation Package (Within Ireland & Europe)

 

Role:

Develop strategies and tactics to support Strategic Procurement goals and objectives through interactions with the suppliers, technical services, finance and sales & operations. Lead supplier integration and development efforts for new or existing suppliers. Collaborate with suppliers utilizing expert negotiation skills in support of total cost reduction initiatives. You will approach your work with a Customer First attitude, with the customer needs driving decision making.

 

Duties:

Head of Procurement:

  • Providing strategic input into the direction of the business
  • Identify and build new relationships with suppliers
  • Negotiate with current Strategic suppliers
  • Oversight on Stock Management, cost and stock holding
  • Accountable for keeping our customer offering up to date with latest technologies

 

Inventory Management:

  • Inventory Trending/Min-Max levels/Safety Stock/Expiry reports/Bulk
  • Stock management overview
  • Supplier returns, open POs, logistic queries
  • Pricing Policy management

 

Supplier Relations:

  • Owning supplier relationships, co-ordinating supplier meetings and building on current relationships
  • Forecasting: Sales forecasting
  • Data and business analysis
  • Supplier reporting deadlines
  • Maintain supplier pricing
  • Source inventory in line with Industry Compliance Regulations.

 

Problem Solving:

  • Continuous Improvement project participation
  • Requirement to provide comprehensive solutions to procurement requests
  • Offer assistance during ISO audit
  • Reviewing existing work processes and implementing smarter ways of working where necessary
  • Take an active part in Company initiatives
  • Working to month end deadlines & daily KPI’s & Playbooks

 

Total Cost Optimization: Analyse market trends from various sources to forecast market supply and price conditions. Collaborate with suppliers to identify and implement initiatives reducing total delivered costs.

Contractual Agreements: Develop and negotiate contractual agreements to provide price protection and supply security with advice from legal, business, and technical functions. Execute requirements per terms of the agreements

Mentor and Coach Team: To further develop and refine skills regarding sourcing strategies, relationship management, supplier development, tactics, and negotiations

 

Experience:

 

  • Third level Degree
  • 5-8 Years’ experience in a similar role (Supply Chain / Purchasing / Sourcing / Procurement)
  • Team Management Experience
  • Proficiency in SAP desired
  • Certified Purchasing Manager and/or CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) desired

 

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity why not contact me directly on my mobile 00353 (0) 87 25 35 247; Just ask for Patrick.

 

Alternatively, follow the links and send me your CV.

 

Key Words: Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain Management / Supplier Relationship Management / Finished Product / Stock Management / Pricing Management / Negotiation Skills / Team Management / SAP / Certified Purchasing Manager / Certified Professional in Supply Management / Kerry / Ireland

 

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