Procurement Specialist

This is a permanent role with a clinical-stage gene therapy company based in Shannon. For further information please contact Michelle on 086 608 6644 or email

Key Job Purpose

Procurement of services, CAPEX, direct & indirect materials. Working closely with key stakeholders in each of the departments.

Management of key suppliers and responsible for delivery of procurement projects to agreed timelines by effectively leading negotiations and supporting the purchasing strategies which meet budgetary and other operational requirements of the company, in compliance with GMP and GDP.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ability to drive results, ensuring continuity of materials and services and achieving stretch targets. Develop strong, strategic relationships with critical suppliers.
  • Manage commodity prices, source new suppliers, and negotiate favorable terms. Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and manage through to implementation. Manage risks and opportunities within the supply chain.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with both internal stakeholders and external vendors.
  • Lead and support successful tenders, tender evaluation, negotiations, and contract awards.
  • Support the supplier approval process where appropriate to ensure the right suppliers are selected for the provision of existing and new goods and services.
  • Identify priority areas for improvement based on material criticality, value, and volume to reduce supply risks and improve material cost.
  • Support the implementation/execution of proposals, strategies, initiatives, contracts & programs for the categories and suppliers.
  • Participate and support cross-functional working groups that deliver strategic guidance and governance across categories.
  • Ensuring procurement master data accuracy in the Oracle (NetSuite) ERP system for material price and suppliers.

Job Background

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Experience working within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Exposure to quality and regulatory systems GMP & GDP.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills are required.
  • Demonstrated experience across a range of services, capital equipment, raw materials, and finished pharmaceutical products.
  • Experience in purchasing biological starting materials or other specialist technical raw materials will be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience of ERP/MRP system usage is a distinct advantage. Experience in commodity purchasing.
  • Strong communications skills with a consultative approach to influence and negotiate with Stakeholders across the business.
  • Fluent in English, another language would be desirable but not essential.
  • Degree or working towards MCIPS qualification.
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