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Photonics Commodity Sourcing Manager

Reference:POR576242 Location: Germany
Qualification:DegreeExperience:10+ Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: BD Manager, Purchasing Manager

A leading diagnostics organisation is seeking a Photonics Commodity Sourcing Manager to join it’s organisation in Hamberg – other European sites would also be considered for the right candidate. As a member of the Global Sourcing Organization, the Sr. Principal, Photonics Commodity Sourcing will be responsible for setting the long-term commodity strategy, derived in close alignment with business unit/product line business strategies. The successful candidate will have global responsibility for preferred supplier network management; and drive major material related productivity projects, supplier relationship and performance. The Sr. Principal, Photonics Sourcing will have global functional responsibility (governance) for all sourcing activities and related processes for the Photonics commodity in conjunction with the organizational units and their respective regulations.

The Role

    • Serving as the primary interface to commercial / business unit leaders, align procurement activities with operating priorities to achieve defined business and financial objectives
    • Developing and managing the global commodity strategy for Photonics
    • Guiding the selection, development, and management of preferred strategic suppliers
    • Conducting price and contract negotiations with contract duration on short, mid, and long-term timelines to guarantee security of supplies at the best conditions
    • Maintaining regular contact with internal and external cross-functional partners and working-project groups to recognize developments (market, demand etc.) and to exert the appropriate influence on decisions and processes
    • Guiding and performing supplier management, including supplier qualification, documentation, and communication of both preferred and regular suppliers as well as the strategic evaluation and supplier development to obtain and develop the best suppliers and ensure an optimum supply chain
    • Guiding and managing the optimization of the supply chain regarding inventory levels, transport and manufacturing lead times and engaging in the implementation of best in class supply chain processes

The Person

    • Bachelor of Science degree, in an Engineering discipline
    • A minimum of 10 -12+ years of sourcing commodity management experience within a global organization
    • Experience of managing the Photonics category.
    • Experience negotiating long-term, global agreements.
    • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.
    • Prior experience in the high tech or medical device industries working with product management.

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