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Sourcing Manager

Reference:PORA006693 Location: Limerick
Qualification:DegreeExperience:7-9 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: BD Manager, Purchasing Manager

A Global Sourcing Manager – Raw Materials, is required to join a leading Biopharmaceutical business in Limerick. The Sourcing manager will be responsible to support and assist in the development of the Category Management strategy by gathering and business unit supply needs and specifications for the Raw Materials category globally. Working collaboratively with the Category Lead and business unit stakeholders you will commercially & competitively assess the global supply base’s capabilities and qualifications. The Sourcing Manager owns the global supplier relationship and manages on-going performance and service delivery. The successful candidate must have demonstrated capability to manage a supply base and maximize value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost effectiveness.

The Role;

  • Develops and executes global sourcing strategies for the raw materials area of spend to optimize value
  • Leads and/or works with others to solve issues of diverse scope where analysis requires an understanding of current business trends
  • Uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions
  • Requires broad understanding of the processes, procedures and systems and is able to use that knowledge to improve efficiency and produce high quality work on problems with cross functional impact
  • Responsible for specific global contractual agreements, works with internal legal department, and drives any changes that are critical
  • Solicits and analyzes requests for proposals, negotiates contracts, and ensure contract objectives are delivered (savings, SLAs, etc.); ensures compliance with global pricing agreements and internal policies/procedures
  • Manages global vendor/supplier relationships and ensures performance and accountability are tracked/improved

The Person;


  • Bachelor’s plus 7+ years of relevant, progressive experience, including 5 years directly in sourcing within the Pharma/Biotech industry.


  • Master’s plus 5+ years of relevant, progressive experience, to include 3 years directly in sourcing within the Pharma/Biotech industry.

  • CPSM/CPM preferred


  • Working level proficiency using negotiations skills
  • Cost modelling knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Working knowledge with Sourcing Contracting, ERP, eRFX systems preferred. (Oracle, Zycus, GEP, Ariba, Other)
  • Ability to leverage standard business applications for communicating, presenting and analyzing (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to formulate presentations and business cases
  • Ability to build consensus, teamwork, and creativity within a collaborative team with limited supervision
  • Program management experience and project management experience required
  • Previous leadership experience preferred

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265