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Procurement Director API

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 351313/004_1538065716
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 27/09/2018

Procurement Director API

Describe the job:

A leading and multinational pharmaceutical organisation are looking for a Procurement Director API to work on an exciting new project based in Dublin, Ireland.

We are currently supporting this organisation in their search for an experienced Procurement professional to work completely autonomously, creating and implementing strategic plans to find new global suppliers. You'll have the opportunity to make your name known within the company, working alongside senior management such as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing. This is the stepping stone for fast progression, growth and an opportunity to be globally recognised.

The organisation is rapidly growing and fast paced, working globally from Europe to America, and is continuing to extend their production!


  • Develop and monitor contract management process ensuring executing contracts as defined by Principal company guidelines
  • Negotiate and execute purchasing contracts for API's and RSM's as portfolio dictates

  • Establish, lead and facilitate Supplier Relationship Management meetings with key suppliers to maintain operational effectiveness through supply chain for your portfolio in addition acting as meeting co-ordinate & facilitator ensuring agendas and actions are prepared and distributed as appropriate

  • Actively set up and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) for identified suppliers in line with Supplier Relationship Management programme

  • Ensure support in the resolution of API supplier related quality or service issues including mitigation plans/support for High Risk suppliers

  • Develop appropriate risk management strategies to assure supply of API's as portfolio dictates, building Business Cases for approval /endorsement with key stakeholders

  • Coordinate with other functions and impacted stakeholders to assure timely implementation and compliance with the agreed sourcing strategies

Skills and Experience Required

    • Strong educational background

    • Strong experience working within the Procurement function; ideally 10+ years of experience

    • Proven working experience purchasing API Raw Materials; at least 4 - 5 years

    • Work experience should be predominantly Pharmaceutical industries; ideally Blue Chip companies

    • Strong strategic and analytic mind set

    • Ideally to have worked globally or regionally in the past

What this Job Offers You

  • Opportunity to shape autonomously the procurement function.

  • Opportunity for rapid growth and progression within a fast-growing company.

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and international environment across a wide number of functions.

  • Opportunity to work for one of the largest and globally known pharmaceutical organisations.

How to apply

To apply, please email me at Cameron with you most up to date CV.

I will contact you for a time we can discuss this opportunity further.

Disclaimers if necessary (Mainland Europe & APAC)

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