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Associate Director Raw Materials Category Management

Reference:POR576811
Location: Limerick
Qualification:Degree
Experience:See description
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Not Disclosed
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An Associate Director, Category Management with global raw materials sourcing experience is required to join a leading Biopharmaceutical business in Limerick. The Associate Director Category Management will be responsible to develop & lead the Global Category Management strategy for the Raw Materials category. As a proven business strategy influencer & collaborator you will advise global commercial teams on supply market dynamics and leading practices which maximize value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost effectiveness. The Associate Director Category Management works effectively with ambiguity to anticipate future global business requirements in complex and/or multiple business unit stakeholder categories. You will develop strategies to meet future demands and to create a competitive supply advantage. The Associate Director Category Management owns the global Supplier Management Program including risk, performance, relationship, and supplier development pillars. You will ensure that the global category strategy is consistently deployed within individual markets by leading a team of category managers and/or collaborating with sourcing managers and other peers.

The Role

  • Accountable for implementing the global Category Management strategy for Raw Materials
  • Leads and directs the global supply market evaluation process by utilizing all available market intelligence, risk, compliance, and financial assessment tools
  • Creates the global Supplier Management Program for the category including risk, performance, relationship, and supplier development pillars with collective input from the individual market sourcing managers
  • Authority to act as the primary relationship manager to the supplier's global leadership team
  • Develops and leads the framework negotiation plan for the global category strategy using a leader mastery level skill set
  • Coaches category and sourcing managers to ensure consistent execution of the global Supplier Management Program
  • Responsible to conduct negotiations with key suppliers at their most senior/global leadership level


Education

  • Bachelor’s plus 10 years of relevant, progressive experience within procurement, to include 7 years directly in raw materials sourcing with the Pharma/Biotech industry.

Or

  • Master’s plus 8 years of relevant, progressive experience within procurement, to include 5 years directly in raw materials sourcing within the Pharma/Biotech industry.

The Person

  • Strong understanding of Raw Materials catgories including Chemicals, Media / resins and/or single use technology
  • Drug substance manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple categories and strategic sourcing category teams
  • Working knowledge with sourcing contracting tools, ERP’s, and eRFx systems preferred. (Oracle, Zycus, GEP, Ariba, Other)
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

Ability to develop detailed business cases



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