Supplier Program Manager

Job Overview

Our client, a multinational Medical Device company, is seeking a Supplier Program Manager to join its team who will be responsible for the commercial and tactical operational management of contract manufacturing partner(s) & finished goods suppliers to ensure product availability and stability of economics within the organisation.

Experience/Education

  • Minimum 7 years experience in a 3rd party supply chain management environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing & developing supplier relationships including contract negotiation.
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.

Skills

  • Management of annualized standard cost settings, pricing, & cost out programs.
  • High understanding of Compliance requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) including validation requirements and Regulatory expectations.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications/familiarity with contract terms and conditions, statements of work.
  • Competent user of MS Office tools [Access, Excel, Project, Word, Powerpoint].
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, decision-making & problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP /ASCP system or similar database system and Business Objects software program

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Ensure product availability from external manufacturing partners to meet internal business needs.
  • Manage & partner with suppliers to develop business relationships that deliver effective operational control to agreed service levels.
  • Manages and negotiates contractual terms as necessary with suppliers to assure long term stability of supply and cost effectiveness
  • Plan, support and implement projects with suppliers and key internal partner organizations to drive effective supply, cost control and timeline compliance.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure stability of the supply chain, develop & implement risk management processes to ensure no risk of supply.
  • Responsible for negotiating and establishing contractual terms for assigned partners to ensure internal business needs are met.
  • Manage supplier pricing reviews and COGS reduction projects to drive reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Works with suppliers to reduce lead times and increase overall supply chain agility.
  • Engage with Franchise team to support strategic projects including RFP/RFQ process for new and existing business programs with 3rd party suppliers.
  • Ensure suppliers achieve 98.5% weekly product availability through ongoing management of the supply base, risk assessments, contracts, and periodic business reviews with suppliers.
  • Engage & develop continuous supply chain improvement practices to support the continued focus on delivering improved value and service levels.
  • Conducts supplier landscaping activities, develops selection criteria to support new supplier identification and evaluation to ensure selection of qualified sources for new product and manufacturing needs.
  • Establishes supplier benchmarking processes & contributes to business reviews to drive and improve supplier performance.
  • Engages with key stakeholders within their organisation [Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Finance, Franchise team, Regulatory, etc.] to ensure timely delivery of business projects.
  • Participates and engages in Make Buy reviews & decisions.

To apply for this job email your details to eimear@intersearch.ie.

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