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Site Procurement Lead Carlow Ireland,  

Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Site Procurement Lead-PRO015469DescriptionMSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company  one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.The Site Procurement Lead will sit within the Global Procurment organisation and act as the key link between stakeholders and the Category leads within Global Procurement.The role will provide leadership and direction for specific site procurement activities including the support of business unit operating and strategic plans. Represent category managers locally, understand supply strategies and agreements and describing the benefits of these agreements to the site and MSD overall. Ensure that objectives are effectively achieved, consistent with MSD's requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers.Primary Responsibilities include :PEOPLE MANAGEMENT:Selection, development, coaching and day to day management of direct reports.SOURCING:Support and provide information for input into above site  spend categories. Understand the supplier/site strategy developed by the various Category Leads and execute action plans as appropriate. Work with the Category Leads to ensure site spend is managed in line with the agreed sourcing strategy.Develop sourcing strategies for site managed categories and projects using the SMP process. Create source plans for local categories based on supply, supply market analysis and cost models driven by AQSCI.Assist in analyzing spend and evaluate potential savings opportunities. Prepare, implement and audit compliance to contracts.Identify and document all cost reduction and profit plan improvements.Gain understanding of product categories, business practices, and issues in order to provide support to stakeholders.SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT:Work with our Supplier Development and Performance Management (SD&PM) teams to support resolution of significant supply issues regarding supplier delivery and assurance of supply.Work to continuously improve supplier performance.Act as a primary point of contact for supplier interactions and assists in supplier s performance assessments.Maintain a working knowledge of supplier s organization, product lines, contractual agreements and terms.Make recommendations on how to improve the existing environment.COMPLIANCE:Drive compliance with MSD Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day activities and all applicable job functions.Drive effective writing/revising/ rolling out of accurate operational procedures, training materials and maintenance procedures for various procurement systems; ensure all work is subsequently carried out in line with same.Work collaboratively to drive a safe and compliant culture.May be required to perform other duties as assigned.QualificationsMinimum Education: " Bachelors Degree or higher preferred; ideally in a related Business, Science, Engineering or other Technical discipline " APICS/Procurement qualification desired " Six Sigma accreditation desirableSkills/ Experience: " 5+ years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment including experience in procurement / commercial / contract management. " Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. Engineering, Manufacturing, Process etc). " Knowledge and experience in applying Lean methodologies. " Demonstrated use of continuous improvement skills/tools. " Knowledge of regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes, Standards and Practices " Report, standards, and policy writing skills required " Good knowledge of systems e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word,. SAP experience essential " Knowledge of modern supply chain systems including ERP, e-procurement. " Clear understanding of budgeting / forecasting and the effects of cost savings. " Strong Stakeholder Engagement, Influencing and Management experience " PPV reporting experience essential " Good communication skills. " Problem Solving SkillsOur employees are the key to our company s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.Recruitment Agency / Search Firm representatives please note:MSD will not accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies / search firms under any circumstances. In order to present CVs to MSD, your Recruitment Agency / Search Firm will have been invited to work on a specific vacancy and have Terms of Business signed and agreed with the relevant Recruitment and Staffing Regional Lead. Should you send CVs for a vacancy that you have not been specifically invited to work on to any employee at MSD (via email, post, internet, Taleo or any other method), these will be deemed the sole property of MSD. MSD will pay no introduction fee to the Recruitment Agency / Search Firm if a candidate is hired as a result of an agency introduction under these circumstances.Job: Procurement Generic Job Title:Site Procurement LeadPrimary Location: EMEA-Ireland-Leinster-CarlowEmployee Status: RegularNumber of Openings: 1External Job Board Posting: Ireland - IrishJobs.ieCompany Trade Name:MSD Job Segment: Procurement, ERP, Engineer, Law, Lean Six Sigma, Operations, Technology, Engineering, Legal, Management


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