Head of Supply Chain

ID Recruitment
July 8, 2024
Galway, Ireland
Job Type
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday
Education Requirements
A university Degree in Business or equivalent qualification
Experience Requirements
Minimum 10 years’ experience in supply chain roles
Job Responsibilities
See job description
Job Industry
Supply Chain Management
Depending on experience
Salary Currency
Job Order


ID Recruitment are delighted to be working with a fast-growing manufacturing company in Galway to recruit a Head of Supply Chain.

This leadership role will be responsible for purchasing, sourcing, logistics, production planning as well as customer fulfilment strategies. To be successful in this role, you will need to have strong experience in sourcing and supplier management as well as strong planning and team leadership capabilities. If you enjoy leading quality teams and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, then this could be the role for you.

Main duties and responsibilities include;

  • Develop and implement supply chain strategies aligned with business goals.
  • Lead key supply chain functions including demand planning, purchasing, sourcing, production planning and logistics.
  • Champion ERP implementation.
  • Ensure effective planning and purchasing of raw materials, components, and sub-assemblies for internal manufacturing.
  • Forecast demand and plan inventory levels to meet company needs.
  • Responsible for end-to-end inventory management from receipt to raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods.
  • Monitor inventory levels and ensure accurate tracking, implementing inventory management practices to minimize waste and avoid stock outs.
  • Manage and maintain strategic vendor partnerships. Identify and select new or alternative supply partners as required.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery.
  • Identify cost savings and efficiencies across the supply base and develop and implement value improvement plans.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and corporate social responsibility policies.
  • Identify potential risks in the supply chain and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure business continuity plans are in place for supply chain disruptions.
  • Effectively manage warehouse operations and inbound/outbound logistics.
  • Optimize logistics to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Lead the Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) process.
  • Be a strong leader with a pragmatic approach to getting the best out of a diverse Supply Chain team.
  • Provide training, mentorship, and support to team members.
  • Collaborate effectively with other key functions including Manufacturing Operations, Finance, Sales, R&D and with external partners.
  • Develop and manage the supply chain budget.
  • Set KPI’s for supply chain operations, analyse performance data and drive continuous improvement.

Skills, experience and requirements.

  • A university Degree in Business or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in supply chain roles.
  • Significant experience in strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management.
  • Excellent leadership, influencing, and organisational skills.
  • Team player with strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate and lead a diverse Supply Chain team


  • Private Healthcare cover from day one to cover partners & dependents.
  • Company Pension
  • 23 days annual leave per year
  • Bike to Work scheme.
  • Active sports and social club with events each month
  • Corporate gym rates & free fitness classes
  • Wellness programs, including an Employee Assistance Program
  • Top-notch tech equipment to work with
  • Great atmosphere, team spirit and free office snacks
  • Free parking & more
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