Sourcing Manager – Global Operations

  • Contract
  • Dublin

Website Ref: TPM04324

A Contract, Sourcing Manager of Global Operations is required for a Biopharmaceutical company based in West Dublin who will leverage on proven sourcing and procurement experience, tactical thinking, solid organizational, communication and negotiation skills to support and implement sourcing processes that minimize total cost of ownership (TCO) while prioritizing stakeholder service and business process support. This position will be responsible for sourcing, business support and management of the company’s Global Indirect Goods and Services spend category, estimated at $80M.


  • Manage assigned business relationships and gain a comprehensive understanding of business owner requirements.
  • In collaboration with business owners, implement global sourcing and procurement strategies that consolidate and optimize both the vendor base and services, while securing the lowest TCO and access to the highest levels of service and quality.
  • Conduct spend analysis’ and applicable support of business case development to support and enable tactical roll-out of agreed sourcing plans.
  • Work with business owners, subject matter experts and finance team to gather and assess budget and spend forecasts for assigned programs and contracts, further supporting sourcing plans for applicable business functions, etc.
  • Promote and support end-users on sourcing and procurement policies and procedures through team interactions and other defined training programs.
  • Develop and implement solutions to enhance sourcing and procurement performance, platforms & service delivery issues as required.
  • Be committed to cost control and cost reductions for the company while at the same time maintaining continuous timely supply of goods and services.
  • Introduce new and innovative ideas for the sourcing and procurement of goods and services.
  • Actively develop and manage supplier relationship and performance management using key performance indicators, business scorecard development, governance and by effectively managing contract oversight for assigned service providers.
  • Lead implementation of sourcing initiatives supporting the Company’s Strategic Supply Chain (Site Selection), Global QC Groups and Contract Laboratories Spend and any broader Operations support, as directed.
  • Includes RFI, RFP, RFQ, EOI activities.
  • Review internal business partner requests, solicit, and evaluate proposals.
  • Supports business performance reviews, contract negotiations, as apply, and contracting oversight and monitoring to drive best value and service provider performance for the company.
  • Lead strategic sourcing activities for assigned category and tiered service providers, including RFx development and execution, Statement of Works drafting, Price review and negotiations.
  • Support the negotiation of contracts with an emphasis on financial terms & conditions, risk management and business continuity.
  • Assist business partners to develop and enforce compliance to supplier Service Level Agreements – manage and measure supplier performance and develop relationships with suppliers.
  • Follow market trends for applicable categories of spend. Use this knowledge to support internal customers.
  • Evaluate financial aspects of key cost drivers of global markets using published industry data, and benchmarked data.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or equivalent with relevant experience.
  • Ideally 5-10 years’ experience in a US Multi-national GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and implement Strategic Sourcing projects.
  • Requires Procurement and Sourcing functional experience, including integrated systems and platforms.
  • Requires Category management experience in Quality Control – CLO’s, Supply Chain – Clinical and Commercial Operations & managing external Third Party spend in areas indicated.
  • Project management experience supporting cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to act decisively in an uncertain environment.
  • Structured, process-orientated, reliability, good professional maturity.
  • Procurement and sourcing experience.
  • Service oriented.
  • Adaptability to a multicultural environment, valuing diversity within a virtual global team environment.
  • Ability to work on Global teams and independently.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.

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