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Supply Chain Manager

   Ireland |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2021-08-17

Job Identification :  10872

Department  :  Supply Chain

This is an exciting opportunity to actively take part in Bimeda’s development and play a key role in the company’s success. The Supply Chain Manager will oversee the logistics and planning functions for our sites in Ireland and UK whilst developing appropriate local strategies in accordance with the Global Supply Chain team to maximize customer satisfaction and on-time product delivery.

Key responsibilties

  • Support, lead and develop the Supply Chain Team (Purchasing, materials and stocks coordination, warehouse, and production planning)
  • Develop policies and processes to increase efficiency throughout the supply chain while ensuring the fulfilment of all quality and safety requirements and in line with global company policies
  • Manage both internal and external supply chains (third party manufacturing) in line with business objectives and in relation to supplier performance and adherence to contractual agreements
  • Plan, manage, and coordinate all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of necessary materials and supplies needed to meet the product demand
  • Review and develop as appropriate the supply chain database and be responsible for ensuring that vendors are of the highest quality
  • Assess total costs of division purchases and seeks opportunities to reduce costs
  • Ensure effective planning across manufacturing operations, concentrating on production capacity, customer demand and raw material availability
  • Manage and plan warehouse resources and systems to ensure accurate and on-time delivery service to our customers
  • Lead effective Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings, ensuring strong collaboration and alignment between commercial and supply departments so we consistently exceed our customer order delivery targets
  • Ensure stocks are managed effectively and efficiently in line with company policy
  • Accurately report financial and operational performance, financial forecasting, and annual budgeting
  • Represent Supply Chain as part of the management team, working closely with other business areas to ensure effective business performance
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to working practices to improve efficiency, performance, and reliability in the supply chain

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.


Key requirements

  • Require 5+ years of experience in a Supply Chain expert and/or supervision position ideally in an end-to-end supply chain role and a small to medium manufacturing environment
  • A previous experience managing a team is essential
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) desirable
  • Experience in procurement, setting T&C’s, SLA’s, negotiations
  • Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • Good knowledge of Demand Planning and forecasting
  • Proficiency with ERP/MRP/CRP activities and utilizing them efficiently to manage the workload
  • Working knowledge of QAD is desirable but not required
  • Basic knowledge of Pharma Industry with knowledge of GMP standards desirable
  • Strong organizational and planning skills are needed.
  • Maintaining a team player mentality and customer focus is essential.
  • Ability to proactively seek resolution and react quickly when unfavourable circumstances arise


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