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International Procurement – Associate, Sr. Associate

International Procurement – Associate, Sr. Associate

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  • Permanent
  • Cork, Ireland
  • up to €55k USD / Year

Location: Cork, Ireland

Hybrid work 


Our client, a multinational pharmaceutical company, is looking for an experienced International Procurement Associate / Sr. Associate to join their team. As an International Procurement Associate, you will be responsible for overseeing the sourcing and procurement of goods and services from global suppliers. You will play a crucial role in managing supplier relationships negotiating contracts and ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality products (clinical trial, laboratory, and R&D projects).


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, design, and implement international category strategies for specified areas of spend.
  • Use strategic sourcing processes, as well as project management skills and methodologies, to assure project completion on schedule.
  • Manage supplier relationships in collaboration with business units.
  • Serve as a point of contact for contractual and performance issues.
  • Lead negotiations and contract development within area of responsibility.
  • Manage the sourcing/tendering process with the use of eSourcing technologies.
  • As needed, provide commercial advise to business areas.
  • Collaborate with internal business partners to create authorized supplier strategies and lists for key areas of responsibility.
  • Encourage and guarantee adherence to procurement processes and the Financial Responsibility Authorisation Policy.



  • Proven track record in Procurement leadership / Category Management
  • International Procurement Experience preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively, develop strong relationships and lead at all levels cross-functionally, both internally and externally
  • Commercially aware with a proactive, energetic, can-do attitude
  • Ability to lead multiple projects and internal customer groups
  • Accomplished in external interactions and negotiations
  • Self-motivated, able to pro-actively seek and prioritise opportunities
  • Skilled at working with minimal close guidance



  • Degree level of education in Procurement, Business administration, or Finance or Degree level education in any discipline with relevant experience
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • CIPS / IIPMM / ISM qualification and/or relevant Procurement
  • IT literacy with the Microsoft Office suite & SAP/Ariba
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Offered Salary
up to €55k
Job Location
Cork, Ireland
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