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Associate Analytics and Sourcing Specialist

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Date: Oct 24, 2021

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Ballina 

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
  • Analytics


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

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services.  www.Hollister.com 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 29486

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