Head of Procurement - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 21st March 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #40621

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #40621

Head of Procurement

Our client, a leading supplier to the healthcare industry are looking to appoint a Head of Procurement to lead their purchasing strategy and activities, ensuring optimal supplier performance and pricing. Responsibilities include managing logistics, planning, and procurement to maintain consistency, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and sufficiency in their processes.


  • Enhance profit margins across all business sectors, equipment servicing, and consumables.
  • Formulate and execute a strategy to align the procurement function with business objectives, focusing on value addition, mitigating supply chain risks, and achieving cost savings.
  • Cultivate and manage strategic supplier relationships, oversee contract development and management to drive continuous improvement in goods and services delivery.
  • Assess contracts and provide recommendations on commercial viability.
  • Accountable for annual purchasing budgets, forecasts, capital expenditure proposals, and ensuring compliance with customer and legal standards, managing projects from inception to completion.
  • Manage and report on supplier contracts and terms.
  • Strategic forecasting of demand for goods and services.
  • Develop policies and procedures for efficient, honest, and productive purchasing, ensuring optimal supply chain production and operation.
  • Establish criteria for approving purchase orders, set purchasing policies, manage inventory, budget for materials, and consistently assess stock requirements, skills, and account balances.
  • Being at the forefront of  market trends, current prices, and fair rates for goods.
  • Evaluate bids and quotes from suppliers, negotiate service agreements and contracts.
  • Identify sources for purchasing supplies, explore options to procure best value products and services.
  • Assess environmental strategies impacting future operations and implement where feasible.
  • Explore opportunities for environmentally friendly practices.
  • Lead and supervise the Procurement team to provide appropriate support to meet corporate and business development objectives, ensuring high performance and continuous improvement.
  • Foster effective communication among teams under your leadership to facilitate information exchange and drive change and improvements.
  • Collaborate with the senior management team to contribute to overall business objectives.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • Hold a degree qualification, preferably at Masters level, in a relevant field.
  • Possess experience in the healthcare sector, specifically in capital equipment and consumable sales.
  • Demonstrate a successful history of leading procurement functions, with expertise in strategic purchasing leadership, and a track record of implementing effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes, and systems.
  • Demonstrate experience in operating and exerting influence at a strategic level.
  • Exceptional leadership abilities to inspire and motivate teams effectively.
  • Outstanding skills in relationship management, capable of engaging, negotiating, contract management and overseeing key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Confident and adept negotiator with proficiency at all levels.
  • Results-driven, with a knack for planning and meeting project deadlines. Proficient in analysis and problem-solving.
  • Resilient, optimistic, and adaptable to change.
  • Understanding of managing conflicting interests and meeting statutory requirements.
  • Capable of adding value, reducing costs, and driving business improvements.
  • Excellent organisational prowess.

All interested candidates should apply through the link provided for the attention of Elaine Scilley at Osborne Recruitment. [email protected]  If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered for this or other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided. Please submit your updated CV in Word Format. If you are living in Ireland and hold a VALID WORK PERMIT, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456