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Supplier Relationship Commodity Manager

Job Category:
Analyst (Business/Systems), Management
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
East Ireland
Salary Description:
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services
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Key responsibilities:
• You will be responbile for the management of commerical relationships to ensure there is a readily supply available for the manufacture of products .

Manages and negotiates contractual relationships to ensure business requirements are met.

Develops Early Supplier Involvement Programs to drive lower acquisition costs, improve quality and reduce supply chain complexity.

Coordinates and administers reviews of new supplier contract agreements, assesses the performance of key suppliers and develops supplier improvement plans to support the continued focus on delivering improved value.

Works with other key stakeholders within AWT (Internal Manufacturing, External Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance, Engineering, Regulatory, Franchise Teams, R&D, Compliance and Marketing) in various cross-functional team environments to develop and execute strategic business opportunities and resolve tactical situations in a manner that benefits AWT.

Manage / support processes/events for the group as needed/assigned e.g. monthly PPV reporting, monthly SBR Schedule reporting, monthly S&OP reporting & participation.

Regular reporting on key issues to Senior Leadership, per Project Matrix schedule

Analyzes data effectively to identify opportunities and drive decision

Manages overall Supply Risk within the assigned commodity.

Responsible for regular communication with assigned suppliers & sharing of relevant information with key stakeholders (e.g. Supply Chain, Finance, Quality, etc.)

Develops a fact-based market intelligence matrix on specific commodities.

Conducts business reviews with key suppliers to drive TCO opportunities and improve supplier performance.

Works with strategic suppliers to reduce costs, lead times and overall agility within the supply chain.

Establishes payment terms with suppliers in support of AWT financial policies.

Required Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or related field.

5-7 years of experience in purchasing management. Sourcing/supplier/commodity management of multiple suppliers, negotiating contracts and developing alternate/second-source supply base.

Experience in a continuous improvement & deadline driven environment with a demonstrated track record of achieving significant savings (total cost reductions) on an annual basis.

Experience in developing supplier relationships including establishing and maintaining contracts.

Demonstrated negotiation, diplomacy, and a collaborative/integrative style of working to accomplish objectives.

Has medical device technical knowledge and ability to comprehend complex items related to customer, category and equipment specifications, contract terms and conditions, statements of work, engineering drawings and material specifications.

Ability to analyze data in order to effectively drive decisions

Procurement experience in a government-regulated environment.

Experience with MS Office products: Excel, Word, Power Point and Access

Travel requirements (international and domestic): between 10% to 20%

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field.

Six Sigma/Lean certification.

Professional certification (CPSM, CSCP, CPM, CPIM).

Experience in medical devices.

For further information or confidential discussion please send your CV to Gillian at

Contact Details:
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services
Tel: (071) 9142411/914246
Contact: Gillian Nicholson

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