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Associate Director – Procurement
We’re excited to present an exceptional opening for an Associate Director of Procurement in a Biologics Manufacturing in Swords (minimum 3 days/week commitment). This role involves supporting our client by leading strategic initiatives, ensuring robust procedures are in place to bolster growth plans, and fostering a collaborative environment within the organization. The ideal candidate must be adaptable, customer-focused, and adept at generating innovative strategies for substantial business impact.
As an energetic and seasoned professional, the Associate Director of Procurement – Biologics Manufacturing should possess expertise in biologics, outstanding communication skills, and a proactive leadership style. This role entails leading key areas such as:
– Strategic sourcing and project execution via the Sourcing Management Process (SMP)
– Proficiency in negotiation
– Execution of supply risk management and mitigation projects
– Improving supplier performance and managing cost reduction initiatives
– Development of supplier diversity and enhancement of working capital
– Management of supplier relationships, stakeholder engagement, and compliance
– Strong project management capabilities, including overseeing new product introductions from end to end
– Managing external relationships to ensure optimal performance and driving continuous improvement in supplier relationships.
Working as part of a Regional/Global team will mean that some aspects of this role may span across multiple sites and not just the site (Swords) where this person is based.
– Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Science, Supply Chain, or related fields, potentially advanced degree like an MBA
– Experience with Procurement of direct and indirect materials
– 5 years+’ experience in procurement and project management within biopharmaceutical manufacturing
– Experience in leading organizational change initiatives involving senior leaders (3-5 years)
– Preferably, experience in biologics manufacturing and a track record in biologics operations scale-up
– Providing frontline procurement expertise and coaching to operational teams, influencing future sourcing decisions
– Knowledge and experience in Single-Use Technologies and Complex Biologics Ingredients pertinent to Large Molecules Sterile Manufacturing.
– Proficiency in influencing sourcing decisions during the early stages of new product introductions, especially in vaccines and biologics operations
– Ability to develop and implement accelerated sourcing strategies in a commercial environment