Global Supply Chain Project Manager

Industry : Medical Devices

Purpose of the Role:

The Global Supply Chain consists of Manufacturing sites in China, Korea, Japan and Jena, Germany, centralised services in Philippines, Hong Kong and Galway and the corporate headquarters in Chicago, US.  The Supply Chain is responsible for managing the demand and supply of diagnostic tests and collaborates closely on sales execution, product supply and human resources with the other business units. The supply chain is rapidly expanding and to ensure we can rapidly expand our Supply Chain capability starting within our Manufacturing facilities we are recruiting Leaders that will help us build the right process, system and organisational capability. The Global Program Leadership role will be instrumental in shaping the Supply Chain strategy for the business. They will design and develop a clear vision and support it with a roadmap of transformational programs over several years. The first specific role is focused on our SAP deployment and operation of SAP across three Manufacturing facilities in Korea, China and Japan. They will report to a senior Executive Steering Committee on Schedule Performance, Capital and Expense Management, Risk Management and Business Objective delivery. This role is ideally suited to a senior manager that has combined Supply Chain, Operational and Technical expertise in a global domain. It will also an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to leverage as a platform for senior leadership positions at Director level and beyond.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and deploy End to End Supply Chain Processes to support the evolving business requirements and prepare the operations for the integration to a Global SAP platform. 
  • Benchmark proposed design and development both internally and externally to this Business to ensure we have the optimum supply chain solution to strategic business requirements.
  • Liaise with business leaders and subject matter experts to develop a clear understanding of the current state operation and critical business requirements so that a clear transformational map can be developed.
  • Outline subprograms that are required to transform localised supply chain processes in advance of transitioning to SAP.
  • Work with Global senior leadership team on the development design and deployment of the Supply Chain solutions.
  • Build a Global program team leveraging internal and external technical support allied to internal functional leaders and process SME’s.
  • The successful candidate will have responsibility for achieving project milestones/timeline as well as for successful deployment, training, and change management.
  • Have a demonstrated capability to create synergies and integration across the division.
  • Clearly map the expected Business benefits and ensure that the program can realise these within the projected timeframe. 
  • Ensure consistent alignment with Global Senior Stakeholders and Manufacturing Sites through excellent communication skills.

Education and Competencies Required:

  • In-depth knowledge of the deployment of SAP and other ERP systems within a Supply Chain environment.
  • Demonstrated capability in process development and transformation.
  • Clear demonstrated capability in Organisational change Management.
  • Excellent communication skills to support virtual program management requirements.
  • Clear demonstrated experience in working in a diverse cultural environment.
  • Have at least 5 years Global leadership experience in Supply Chain, an Operations function or Program Management office. This experience has been attained in Senior manager or Director level positions.
  • Excellent presentation skills to facilitate communication throughout the organisation.
  • Travel pending company policy, global and country regulations is 25% APAC and 15 % Global. In addition, excellent use of virtual communication technology is required for effective workshop leadership and change management.
  • Primary Degree level qualification in a science or engineering discipline and a master’s level qualification would be a distinct advantage.
  • The preferred location for this role is Ireland.

Location: Galway

Contract Duration:  Permanent, fulltime

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