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.