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Johnson & Johnson

Strategic Souring Manager - HYBRID (Limerick)

Posted Dec 7, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00013831
1 year
39 hrs/week
Payrate range
28 - 32 €/hr

The Company:

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company, touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Our Family of Companies throughout the world compete in consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics markets and have the skills and resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues.

The Project:

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager New Product Introduction Sourcing– the successful candidate will drive sourcing activities and delivery of results to meet & exceed the Surgical Vision Franchise procurement objectives in alignment with R&D project activities.  

The successful Candidate will develop and execute on strategy and provide overall coordination, facilitation and enablement of programs that will drive best practice.

The Role:

  • €28-32 p/h PAYE (Higher Umbrella Rates Available)

  • 39 hours per week - HYBRID (Limerick)

  • 12 Month Contract (Potential to be extended)

Major Responsibilities

The key responsibilities are focused on sourcing of new components and devices with a focus on Quality & Risk Management, Cost, Supplier Service & Reliability for Surgical Vision

The successful candidate will be accountable for Supplier Engagement & Management during the New Product Introduction process.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead sourcing processes such as Request for Quotation in support of new product introductions.

  • Identify new potential supplier partners in alignment with R&D objectives while ensuring a focus on Quality & Risk management, Cost, Supplier Service & Reliability for Surgical Vision

  • Partner with category management and direct material Business Engagement Leads  to ensure alignment and meet procurement goals across Quality, Service and Cost.

  • Be an excellent business partner to a number of functions across the business, in particular R&D, supplier quality, manufacturing and planning teams both internally and in our Third Party Manufacturers

  • Ensure strong business processes are in place to manage new supplier relationships & to positively contribute to the efficiency of end to end Supply Chain.               

  • Develop the Surgical Vision Sourcing Strategic direction for assigned categories of spend related to new product introductions and work with fellow team members to  ensure alignment and execution to that strategic direction.

  • Partner with Supplier Quality to ensure alignment on supplier management and escalation processes.

  • Upgrade supplier skills (transparent cost management, lean practices, emerging technologies, etc.) 

  • Develop an expertise in the business needs and capabilities.  Keep up with supply market trends, supplier economics, and best practice sourcing.  

  • Analyze overall system capabilities and develop and execute improvements in support of the end to end supply chain, to achieve lowest total cost of ownership.

  • Manage a small team of Associates to support sourcing objectives and contribute to their continuous development.

  • Lead Complex Negotiations and manage the contracting process to deliver optimal value in Long Term Agreements.

  • This is not an  exhaustive list and other duties may be assigned, aligned to the needs of the Supply Chain Organization.

Critical Success Factors or Scope or Responsibilities

Proven track record in Supplier Relationship Management and Sourcing in a competitive environment  - Delivering on Quality, Risk management and Service whilst focusing on Cost Improvement Plans.

Experience and Key Competencies

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a procurement role managing Strategic Sourcing activities.

  • Proven ability to influence and collaborate in a matrix environment.

  • Proven track record in project management.

  • Excellent negotiating skills, should cost modelling and other cost management tools preferred 

  • Proven track record in change management.

  • Analytical - absorb information & solve complex problems quickly

  • Senior management participation and leadership: setting direction, influencing, goal alignment, lead & influence others in a matrix organization.

GLP’s / Personal Attributes 

  • Strong business acumen 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills 

  • Strong Credo values 

  • Creative & decisive problem solving skills

  • Proven ability to influence/collaborate to get to desired result

  • Change leadership expertise

  • Customer focus (internal & external)                

  • Adaptable to meet rapidly changing priorities 

  • Exercise a high degree of business judgment and sound reasoning        


  • BS Degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, Operations Management or related field. 

  • MBA or Masters preferred.

  • CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) a bonus.

In Return:

In return for this role you will receive a very competitive hourly rate. A minimum 12 month contract & an opportunity to work with a Global Leader within the Pharmaceutical sector, Johnson & Johnson. 

Things to remember before applying for this role:

  • The pay rate for this role will depend on how you are paid (PAYE or Umbrella options).

  • We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

  • We do not accept applications via email.

If you are interested in this role please apply now! Make sure you fill out your application in full, your personal CV will be used for the recruiter’s reference only, they are not sent to Hiring Managers. Ensure all relevant information is included in your application! 

Thank you very much and we look forward to receiving your application. 

If you would like some additional information about the role please contact: 


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences.

That is why we are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.

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