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Strategic Sourcing Manager

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    13 days ago

Position: Global Strategic Sourcing Manager -CMO- Medical Device/Pharma

Our client, a market leader in Global Healthcare, are seeking an experienced and results-driven Global Strategic Sourcing Manager to join their team in Ireland. As a key player in their supply chain function, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic sourcing initiative for their external manufacturing division on a global scale.

This role will be based out of Dublin but flexible to support remote working once flexible to travel.

Please note you must hold a valid visa to work and travel within Europe to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Sourcing Leadership: Lead the development and execution of global sourcing strategies for CMOs within the medical device/and or Pharmaceutical Industry, ensuring alignment with overall business objectives.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Cultivate and manage relationships with key suppliers, driving collaboration and innovation to enhance product quality and supply chain resilience
  • Cost Optimization: Implement cost-effective sourcing solutions without compromising product quality or compliance standards, identifying opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement.
  • Risk Management: Proactively assess and mitigate risks within the supply chain, ensuring continuity of supply and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including R&D, Quality, and Manufacturing to ensure seamless integration of sourcing strategies into overall business operations
  • Market Analysis: Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and regulatory changes, providing insights to inform strategic sourcing decisions.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 5+ years experience in a strategic sourcing role within the Medical Device/Pharmaceutical industry is a necessity
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and stakeholder management skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and quality standards in the medical device sector.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis

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Interested in this role? Please send your CV to Kate Curran at Next Generation Recruitment by clicking on the Apply button!

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