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Associate Director of Procurement- Contract Manufacturing

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Job Title: Associate Director of Procurement- Contract Manufacturing

Location: North Dublin

Our client is a leading global pharmaceutical organisation experiencing significant growth through expansion and acquisitions. With a commitment to delivering life-saving medications to patients worldwide, they are seeking a highly skilled Associate Director of Procurement to join their dynamic team in North Dublin.

Role Overview:
As the Associate Director of Procurement, you will be responsible for leading the negotiation of global contracts with Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs). Managing an annual spend of $100 million, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring cost-effective procurement strategies and fostering strong supplier relationships. This position offers hybrid working options, with approximately 15-20% travel mainly across Europe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the negotiation and management of global contracts with Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs) to ensure optimal pricing, quality, and delivery terms.
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to support the company's growth objectives and expansion initiatives.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with stakeholders to understand business requirements and align procurement activities with organisational goals.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance procurement processes, efficiency, and cost savings.
  • Monitor supplier performance and implement corrective actions as necessary to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with contractual agreements.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market conditions, and regulatory changes to inform procurement decisions and maintain competitiveness.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in negotiating and managing global contracts with Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs) within the pharmaceutical or life sciences industry.
  • Strong understanding of procurement best practices, supplier management, and cost analysis.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, matrix organisation.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 15-20% of the time, primarily across Europe

The Next Step for you:

Should this position be of interest to you please forward your CV to Kate Curran from Next Generation Recruitment or alternatively call on the main line on 016629120

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