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Senior Category Manager External Manufacturing Supply

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 452303/001_1560444038
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 13/06/2019

A leading and multinational pharmaceutical organisation are looking for a Senior Category Manager External Manufacturing Supply to work on an exciting new project based in Dublin, Ireland.

We are currently supporting this organisation in their search for an experienced Procurement and Operations 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
  • 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

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

  • Develop appropriate risk management strategies to assure supply of FDF Products 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

  • Ensuring quality checks are implemented to the FDF, and continuously assessing the CMO's performance for the manufacturing

  • Creating and monitoring the Operations behind the FDF products created and ensuring Inventory checks are maintained, that strategies are created and executed for the departure and delivery of the products leaving the CMO

Your Profile:

  • Strong educational background
  • Strong experience working within the Procurement function; ideally 10+ years of experience
  • Proven working experience purchasing CMO, 3rd Party Manufacturers for a Pharma, Biotech or Chemical sector
  • Work experience should be predominantly in Pharmaceutical/Biotech industries
  • Strong strategic and analytic mind set
  • Expert knowledge of Operations and/or Operational Excellence - Ideally a qualification in LEAN 6 Sigma
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