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Strategic Sourcing Lead (Healthcare)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 8237

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We are delighted to be partnering with a well respected, innovative and successful healthcare company in their search for a Strategic Sourcing Lead to join their growing team.

This company is well known and has a great reputation with a culture described as progressive and a place where both professional and personal growth is encouraged.

As Strategic Sourcing Lead you will be responsible for sourcing, contracting and managing assigned CMO suppliers with a yearly budget responsibility of around 60 million USD.


  • Responsible for sourcing, contracting and managing assigned suppliers
  • Proactively manage assigned accounts to improve on cost, quality and service according to business expectations
  • Define and implement yearly savings targets
  • Develop links with site procurement teams to find regional synergies and unlock supplier and product value
  • Develop sourcing strategies with key global, regional and also local suppliers
  • Supplier lead for Supplier Relationship Management globally
  • Support the Global Procurement strategy and methodology
  • Identify and develop stakeholder relationships, expanding the integration of Procurement.
  • Negotiate supply contracts and monitor performance against contractual commitments
  • Identify, Implement, and track cost savings projects in cooperation with the site stakeholders, site controllers and regional finance
  • Coordinates supplier implementation and follow ups with site buyers
  • Comply with Quality Policies for vendor evaluation, selection and approval
  • Driving compliance of procurement processes, procedures and best practice initiatives


  • At least 4-5 years experience in a sourcing or procurement role
  • Prior experience in a pharmaceutical/medical device industry would be beneficial
  • Experience working with CMOs/external manufacturing would be beneficial
  • Strong negotiation & analytical skills
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills

Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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Jonathan Olden leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Munster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Munster market, Jonathan and his team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Jonathan and his team are where accounting professionals in Munster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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