Procurement Manager ( Building & Industrial

Jobleads (Cork, Ireland) 18 days ago


Irish Distillers is the producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys and one of Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines. Led by Jameson, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey and are exported to over 130 markets around the world. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. Today, we employ 600 people across our operations in Cork, Dublin and Belfast.

We now have a key opportunity for a Procurement Manager (Industrial & Engineering) to join our dedicated Direct Procurement function based in either Cork or Dublin. Reporting to the Head of Direct Procurement & managing a buyer for industrial & engineering, this is a fantastic opportunity to optimise the performance of our Industrial, Construction, Engineering and Maintenance spend. Key responsibilities will include the development of a robust strategy & processes around direct procurement through data analysis, negotiation and the development of strong internal relationships with stakeholders across the business. The ability to manage Engineering & Industrial cost structures and the credibility to influence and engage with internal stakeholders is key to success.

What's involved?

  • Creating a category procurement strategy by analysing historical data, internal and external benchmarks, identifying and quantifying levers, and developing the supplier panel
  • Building global market expertise and developing the supplier panel by growing strategic partnerships with key suppliers within each category in line with purchasing strategies.
  • Conducting Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) by periodically evaluating current suppliers and searching for new potential suppliers that are aligned with the objectives of the category
  • Acting as a buyer on critical strategic purchases and suppliers, including:
    • Source to contract activities: Demand management, RFP management, negotiations and contracting
    • Management of critical suppliers: Supplier Performance management, Third party risk management, Contract management process

What we're looking for

  • 8 years experience in direct procurement with experience of manufacturing / industrial / construction / engineering experience
  • Strategic mindset and long-term vision (demonstrated success in driving strategies yielding results)
  • Strong leadership, Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to read, communicate and report on market intelligence data
  • Ability to read and understand legal documents and contracts
  • Ability to develop interpersonal relationships
  • Strong and structured communication techniques
  • Highly structured with strong self-discipline and excellent organisational skills
  • Live the company values of Real, Remarkable and Responsible

Life at IDL

At Irish Distillers, we live and love whiskey. Our shared spirit is guided by our values. Because special things happen when Real, Remarkable and Responsible people come together. We’re proud to be part of the Irish Distillers and Pernod Ricard family, and the magic moments we create through our brands.

Our culture is a blend of curiosity and craic, where everyone can be author of their own verse. Our enthusiasm for what we do is infectious. The spirit we share gives us purpose and makes life at Irish Distillers special. And what’s life without a little spirit?

What we offer

We understand our people are what binds us to become makers of the world’s most enjoyed whiskey. We treat our employees well and offer fantastic career and growth opportunities, in an environment that is fun, supportive and collaborative. Our benefits* and perks support our team across health & wellbeing, family, finance and time off. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together, you can distil something truly special.

Like a well-blended whiskey, we believe that diverse perspectives make us better and we welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, orientations, and differences to create together the spirit that makes us great.

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About Us

Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €8,448 million in FY20.

Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has developed through organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard, which owns 16 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands, holds one of the most prestigious and comprehensive brand portfolios in the industry, including: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines.

Pernod Ricard’s brands are distributed across 160+ markets and by its own salesforce in 73 markets. The Group’s decentralised organisation empowers its 19,000 employees to be true on-the-ground ambassadors of its vision of “Créateurs de Convivialité.” As reaffirmed by the Group’s strategic plan, “Transform and Accelerate,” deployed in 2018, Pernod Ricard’s strategy focuses on investing in long-term, profitable growth for all stakeholders.

The Group remains true to its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics, as illustrated by the 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “Good times from a good place.” In recognition of Pernod Ricard’s strong commitment to sustainable development and responsible consumption, it has received a Gold rating from Ecovadis.

Pernod Ricard is also a United Nation’s Global Compact LEAD company.

Procurement Manager ( Building & Industrial

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