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Title:  Sr. Spec, Procurement, Dublin

Requisition ID:  66048
Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Procurement


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

Responsible and accountable for the Direct / Indirect categories, as assigned by the Procurement

Manager, for the West facility in Dublin, including category management supplier selection, contract

negotiation and purchase order management, using best Procurement practices. Support

stakeholder/ site /customer projects & requirements for materials/goods and services, in a timely

manner, at the most competitive cost, in compliance with West global supplier management strategy

and the policies and procedures of West. Developing, implementing and leading on procurement

initiatives for the Dublin site that are directly in support of global Procurement business objectives,

global and site KPIs and professional/ethical business practices. Act as single point of contact for

supplier communications, issue resolution and risk mitigation.



1. Act as subject matter expert on West Procurement Policy in support of West sites in Dublin.

2. Apply knowledge of the supplier market for materials/goods and services in terms of current

technologies, competitive environment, market trends and global cost drivers.

3. Guide and support the Plant Procurement team, stakeholders and business units on global

Procurement processes

4. Identify and execute on Procurement initiatives to deliver optimal efficiencies to site,

including but not limited to, total cost of ownership, consolidation of supply base and

alternate supply solutions.

5. Provide proactive supplier relationship management of critical issues with suppliers. For

Direct materials, inform and coordinate communication with the Supply Chain Manager on

major supplier issues with recommendations for resolution.

6. Identify opportunities for alternate / new sources of supply for site / global qualification and

strategic benefit to West. Look to invite and engage SME & Diverse suppliers as well as large

enterprises on an equal opportunity basis

7. Act with fairness and integrity in all Supplier interactions.

8. Recommend training and skills building programs for all Plant Procurement team members.

9. Directly and through the team, negotiate contracts with suppliers. Fully understand the

structure and terms of West standard contracts.

10. Identify and assess risks and benefits of sourcing decisions and clearly present proposals to

mitigate risks collaboratively, ensuring sustained product supply-quality-compliance.

11. Directly and through the team, act as escalation point on supplier issues. Coordinate

communication and resolution of supplier performance issues in collaboration with site SMEs.

12. Contribute to the annual budget process by providing best cost estimates and collaborate

with supply chain and finance on forecast and spend assumptions.

13. Perform other duties as assigned based on business needs.

14. Conform with and abide by all West regulations, policies, work procedures, instructions, and safety rules. 15. Ensure adequate protection of confidential information and documentation as per West policy. The job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.



Education: College degree and/or Supply Chain / Procurement professional certifications.

Experience: 6-10 years of progressive business experience in sourcing/supplier/category management

or related functions.


- Supplier and contract management experience.

- Good influencing, change management, and negotiation skills.

- Present and advocate sourcing cases to a variety of audiences with self-confidence.

- Ability to respectfully communicate to and challenge plant management team.

- Openness for new initiatives, fast learner, proactive.

- Ability to lead teams and build effective working relationships both internally and externally.

- Good presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.

- Results orientation.

- Good analytical capabilities.

- Self-starter and independent worker.

- Proficiency in English.

- Experience in SAP and MS Office




Education: Bachelor’s degree in a Business or Technical curriculum, or Professional certification in

Procurement or Supply Chain.

Experience: 6-10 years of progressive business experience in sourcing/supplier/category management

or related functions, preferably with chemical industry or pharmaceutical industry background.


- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and project management skills.

- Supply Chain or Procurement Certifications.

- Highly skilled at Sourcing & Category Management

- Ability to perform and deliver under pressure.

- Success in delivering Procurement results within cross-functional teams /projects.


Direct/Indirect Reports: 0 direct report.

PHYSICAL & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel time is expected to be less than 10%







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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