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Connect Recruitment Published: October 10, 2019
Westmeath, Ireland
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Our client, a company headquartered in Co. Westmeath, is currently looking for a Procurement Specialist to work across both the Westmeath and Dublin offices.


  • Identify, assess, select and develop global/local suppliers that can meet requirements.
  • Manage various CPS purchasing categories.
  • Define and execute, in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure continuity of supply, lowest total cost, highest standards of quality and service.
  • Lead supplier negotiations and contracting both locally to ensure sustainable competitive supply and compliance.
  • Ensure robust risk management processes and mitigation plans exist for packaging.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Suppliers. Develop an effective network within relevant industries and key stakeholders to ensure that the business is kept fully abreast of key market developments.
  • Actively support the achievement of CPS and individual business objectives in the areas of cost, quality, service, innovation, compliance, and capability.

The ideal candidate

  • 5+ years relevant procurement or supply chain experience including negotiations, contract management, and/or financial analysis, direct and indirect procurement, supply chain, logistics or operational experience preferred.
  • Operational experience and exposure to working in a multi geography environment is preferred.
  • Experience conducting regular business reviews with suppliers and Internal Stakeholders.
  • Negotiation Skills, Contract Execution; ability to carry out bids to completion and evaluate total cost of ownership.
  • Strategic category management and contingency planning experience.
  • OE tools and principles working knowledge.
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience.
  • Strong SAP and MS Excel skills.
  • Analytical-thinking and problem-solving.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelors/Master's Degree in a business administration, finance, or supply chain function such as Operations Management, Business Analytics, Accounting, Supply Chain, or Logistics is highly preferred.

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