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Associate Sourcing Director

Reference:POR/A005530 Location: Limerick
Qualification:DegreeExperience:10+ Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Nurse Associate, Procurement Director

Consistently ranked as a “Top Employer” in Science Magazine’s rankings for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, our client offers a unique, world-class opportunity for interested candidates. An outstanding senior procurement professional is required who is excited by a start-up environment and recognizes the opportunities that this offers and wants to be challenged. As Associate Director Sourcing you will be responsible to develop & lead the local sourcing strategies within the direct materials supply for manufacturing operations.


  • Directs local country market sourcing & supplier relationship activities which serve the needs of the business units.
  • Responsible for local contractual agreements, works with internal legal department, and drives any changes that are critical
  • Executes the local market Supplier Management Program including risk, performance, relationship, and supplier development pillars
  • Advises local commercial teams on supply market dynamics and leading practices which maximize value, minimize risk, and ensure quality & cost effectiveness.
  • Ensures that the global category strategy is consistently executed within their supply market by leading a team of sourcing managers and/or collaborating with sourcing/category managers and other peers.
  • Identifies and resolves unique situations of substantial significance in the sourcing spend under management

The Person


  • Bachelor’s plus 10 years of relevant, progressive experience within procurement, to include 7 years directly in sourcing Pharma/Biotech.


  • Master’s plus 8 years of relevant, progressive experience within procurement, to include 5 years directly in sourcing within Pharma/Biotech.


  • Prior cGMP experience in biopharmaceuticals or pharmaceuticals
  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple spend categories and strategic sourcing teams
  • 2 years or more of supervisory experience and/or demonstrated experience leading a matrix team
  • Working knowledge with sourcing contracting tools, ERP’s, and eRFx systems preferred.
  • Proven business strategy influencer & collaborator
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to develop detailed business cases

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265