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Capital Project Procurement Leader

Reference:POR207703 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:10+ Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Purchasing Manager

A Capex Procurement Lead is required to join a leading global Pharmaceutical business in Cork. The Capital Project Procurement Leader for capital project delivery and category management support is responsible for supporting the Manufacturing Component's need for sourcing suppliers for automation, construction, engineering, and engineered equipment with a principle focus on Europe and Asia.

The role is part of the Global Manufacturing Procurement Capital & Infrastructure team which is responsible for sourcing and purchasing goods and services in a way that adds value to the organization. In performing this role, the individual will utilize the Strategic Sourcing Process to provide the customer the greatest value within the allowed timeframe. The ideal candidate will have proven experience leading major capital projects; identifying/evaluating potential suppliers; and negotiating domestic and international supply agreements. This includes experience managing internal relationships to facilitate capital project delivery as well as supplier relationships and performance to develop and implement cost effective sourcing strategies for each area that reduce supply risk.

The Role

  • Category management which consists of global development, implementation, and management of the sourcing strategy for the acquisition of engineering and construction services, automation, and capital equipment
  • Lead the review of requirements, development of sourcing strategies, and management of the supplier due diligence process, oversight of the RFP process, contract negotiation and award, and oversight of the contract management process
  • Work in conjunction with business clients to qualify suppliers, participate in supplier relationship management meetings, spend analysis, market intelligence and risk management
  • Sourcing for major capital projects
  • Leads the procurement management for major projects and programs with greater risk, resource/financial requirements and/or complexity
  • Execute the supplier management which consists of facilitating the relationship between internal customers and suppliers
  • Identify and implement cost/risk reduction and avoidance savings opportunities
  • Execute project procurement activities in accordance with both Global Procurement procedures with strong focus on competitive bidding, ensuring recommendations are based on the most competitive technical and commercial acceptable sources.

The Person

  • Degree level of education in Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Business related field or Degree level education in any discipline with relevant experience
  • CIPS / IIPMM / ISM qualification and/or relevant Procurement experience
  • Proven track record in sourcing engineering and construction services, capital equipment and experience with commissioning/qualification
  • 7-15 years in capital project experience
  • Pharmaceutical process or plant experience preferred
  • Good communication skills – written, verbal, collaboration, and interpersonal
  • Willingness to influence and negotiate internally and externally

For further details please contact; Paula O’Reilly on 087 7094141 or send CV in confidence to