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Associate Analytics and Sourcing Specialist

  • Hollister ULC
  • Mayo

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Title: Associate Analytics and Sourcing Specialist

Hierarchical Level: Professional


Division/Department: Global Operations (Ballina and Kaunas)

Reports to: Global Strategic Sourcing Manager

Number of Direct Reports:  0


Travel:  5-10%



The role will focus on sourcing and analytics.  As part of the Global Strategic Sourcing team, this position will work closely with suppliers and internal Hollister cross-functional teams with a focus on supplier development, sourcing and analysis of the sourcing operations within the Global Supply Chain function.



Strategy Development: In conjunction with key plant and global functions develop and execute a plant sourcing strategy that optimizes supply base contribution to overall plant strategic objectives.

People management:  No direct reports

Material Sourcing: Work with cross functional teams to manage the evaluation and approval of alternative raw materials and suppliers ensuring that supply base is capable of supporting global requirements.

Supplier Relationship Management: Manage supplier relationships that drive continuous improvement through the supply chain. Ensure supply base is fully integrated into plant activities and support plant lean programs e.g. pull replenishment systems, inventory optimization, reduced lead times.

Foster trust in relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services

Liaise with cross functional teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category

Negotiating price, quantity, and delivery schedules with suppliers

Material Costs:  Support and/or manage material cost improvement and cost avoidance programs with cross functional teams, resulting in measurable material cost savings that are aligned with plant objectives.

Supplier Performance: Support the supplier performance program. Review performance on a regular basis and initiative corrective actions with underperforming suppliers. When appropriate escalate significant issues up through the Global Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Quality teams.

Assessing quotes and compiling a detailed assessment of cost breakdowns

Analytics: Manage and perform a range of procurement-specific data-gathering and analytical activities to support business decision-making, business improvement, opportunity analysis, and driving new procurement initiatives in accordance to strategic framework

Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques, along with experience in the application of analytical business tools

Responsible for a range of procurement data and analytics activities

Specifications: Coordinates supplier input with Product Development, Quality Management and operations to ensure that material specification match plant requirements and supplier process capabilities.

Global Strategic Sourcing: Contribute to Global Strategic Sourcing goals ensuring that the Ballina plant interests are represented.

Global: Consult and enlist corporate resources as appropriate e.g. legal, packaging, sourcing
Essential Functions of the Role**:

Strong communication and organizational skills

Ability to build up good collaborative working relationships with suppliers on supply issues & negotiations

Strong Written communication

Work Experience Requirements:

1-3 years of business experience, preferably in a Supply Chain function.
Education Requirements

Primary degree in a relevant Business or Technical area
Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

Analytical skill

Sound time-management and organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstration of professional communication skills

Proficiency in Microsoft word, Power-point, excel, and outlook

In addition one or both of the following qualifications are preferable:
IIPMM Diploma – preferable
APPICS – preferable
SAP or equivalent MRP system experience – preferable
Local Specifications (English and Local Language):

Ability to speak, read and write in English

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