Global Sourcing Manager - Indirect Procurement


Dublin, IE, D02 TY74

Perrigo is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold. Thank you for being part of our mission. 


Description Overview

Perrigo is a leading provider of over-the-counter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed.
We are building a centre of excellence for Procurement in Dublin and have a vacancy for a Global Sourcing Manager, Indirect Procurement. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding Team as we build and develop our category strategies across our entire Global Indirect Service and IT investments.

Scope of the Role

Reporting to the Global Director of Indirect Procurement, the Global Sourcing Manager, Indirect Procurement drives competitive business advantage by implementing innovative strategies for cost reduction, high quality, and timely service provision across the corporation’s non-production expenditures for goods and services. This person will be responsible for leadership and implementation of commercial strategies and service standards to support a variety of Business Teams across our Global Business. The individual will support their stakeholders in the delivery of key strategies, objectives, process improvements and metric alignment that will result in cost reduction, cost avoidance, risk mitigation and service/quality improvement to Perrigo.

•    Develop required Category Strategies to meet and exceed Goals and Objectives in terms of Cost Savings, Innovation, Speed to market, Working Capital Improvement, Inflation Mitigation, Supply Assurance and Governance and Compliance
•    Effectively communicate and build collaborative relationships with the network of Business Leads throughout the organisation.
•    Manage a designated portfolio of global savings and improvement projects
•    Identify opportunities to improve existing ways of working and tools to support spend visibility, dashboards, reports, and other business intelligence methods that drive action across our Teams.
•    Support and consult on M&A due diligence as requested
•    Lead or support acquisition integration projects as required.
•    Keep informed on Category specific industry trends and market dynamics and share information about global best practices, innovative ideas and collaborative opportunities, where relevant, with your stakeholders.
•    Support working capital initiatives through effective payment term negotiation with suppliers.
•    Contract Management – Partner with the Procurement Legal Team to manage priorities associated with contract redlines and Terms of Business
•    Supplier Performance Management - Monitor performance and delivery of contracted services within your categories
•    Reporting - Spend analysis and Budgetary investigation

Experience Required

•    Minimum 10 years Indirect Procurement Category Management experience at a Global Level.
•    Experience in General and Professional Services Categories; in particular in Travel and Expense Management, Corporate Cards, Fleet and Professional Service Agreements.
•    Track record of success working in a decentralized/matrix decision making environment
•    Full proficiency in use of computer tools including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SRM/SAP and other database type tools.
•    Solid track record meeting substantial material cost reduction targets
•    Coordination of multiple group efforts within the company to achieve objectives

Skills and Attributes
•    Strong business acumen and negotiation skills
•    Excellent English written and verbal communication
•    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks, with awareness of deadlines
•    Results orientation - deliver measurable and auditable results in policy deployment targets and key performance indicators
•    Collaboration – ability to engage extensive network of external and internal experts to drive benchmarking, analysis, and process execution in order to support the overall corporate initiatives
•    Communication – must be able to effectively communicate in English in both written and verbal forms; must be able to communicate effectively with all levels in various organizations from transactional to senior management
•    Process orientation –establish and follow structured processes for evaluating data, developing project scope, financial analysis, data reporting, supplier management and acquisition integration
•    Influencing - drive key improvements and initiatives through consultation and collaboration across the relevant functions, influencing the audience through provision of fact-based information and sharing potential of the opportunities identified.

We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better.