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Sourcing Associate - Capital Projects

Reference:POR/102873 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:2-3 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Procurement Manager

A Capital Projects Sourcing Associate / Senior Associate is required to join a leading global pharmaceutical business based in Cork with the option to work from home 50% of the time. This is an opportunity to join a vibrant global Procurement Centre of Excellence where you will play your part in making a difference for people the world over by supporting the business as it discovers, develops, and delivers medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.

The Role

The Sourcing Associate for capital project delivery is responsible for supporting the Manufacturing Component's need for sourcing suppliers for automation, construction, engineering, and engineered equipment with a focus in Europe and Asia.

  • Category management which consists of global development, implementation, and management of category strategy for the acquisition of engineering and construction services, automation, and capital equipment
  • Lead the review of requirements, 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 and local capital projects at global manufacturing sites to acquire goods and services
  • Leads the procurement management for major projects and programs with greater risk, resource/financial requirements and/or complexity
  • Identify and implement cost/risk reduction and avoidance savings opportunities

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
  • 3 years of relevant sourcing experience in category areas such as capital expenditure, automation, construction, engineering, engineered equipment and manufacturing components
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Additional languages capability would be advantageous
  • Good IT literacy with the Microsoft Office suite & SAP/Ariba
  • Ability to travel 2 – 3 weeks per year (both internationally and domestically) as needed to support sourcing initiatives and supplier relationship management activities
  • Pharmaceutical process or plant experience preferred
For further details please contact; Paula O’Reilly on 00 353 (0)87 7094141 or send CV in confidence to