Global Category Manager- Pharmaceutical

Role Title: Global Procurement Category Manager- Direct Materials

Location: Dublin

Job Ref: KC11647

Perm/Contract: Permanent

Our client is well established organisation in the Pharmaceutical industry. They are currently are looking to recruit a Global Procurement Category Manager for their global procurement centre of excellence based in Dublin City Centre. This dynamic fast paced company are going through a rapid phase of expansion and offer excellent opportunities for career progression within the business. The role will require the successful candidate to carry out Direct Material related procurement activities.


  • Leading negotiations and implementation of contracts and SLA’s with drug substance, drug products and packaging contract manufacturers on a global scale
  • Management of supplier evaluation and vendor programs
  • Management of supplier consolidation initiatives and activities
  • Proactively identify CMO activity-related risks and work with cross-functional business partners to develop robust mitigation and contingency plans
  • Co-ordinate and conduct supplier performance evaluations


  • Degree qualified in a Business, Supply Chain or Engineering related discipline.
  • 3+ years’ global sourcing experience within the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Prior experience with direct materials is desirable although will consider applicants with Indirect experience within the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • IPICS or IIPMM qualification desirable
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to travel up to 20% of the time (Mainly 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 +353 1 6629120. 

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