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Manager, Global Sourcing - Direct Raw Material

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Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated


This position reports to the Senior Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing Direct and will be responsible for handling the company’s tactical end to end sourcing operations for raw material spend. Maintain, compliance, guidelines and supervise activities within a Global Strategic Sourcing organization. This role will have responsibility for developing and aligning sourcing strategies, leveraging supplier relationships, analyzing market conditions, and negotiating with suppliers and internal partners to optimize sustained value for Hollister.

Additionally, the sucessful applicant will be an excellent collaborator with Business Value Chains (Plant Materials Management and Planning, Manufacturing, New Product Introduction) R&D, Engineering, Quality, Legal, Regulatory teams and ad hoc project teams.



  • Line manager excellence to engage and accelerate the development of a team of 4-5 raw material Category Leaders in building category expertise, executing sourcing strategies and disciplined compliance requirements
  • Influence and foster change management behaviors to lead changes in work practice systems
  • Identify process improvements that enable Category Managers to streamline workload
  • Drive team activities and organizational initiatives
  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio for raw material spend
  • Execute sourcing and category management strategies
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
  • Manage fluctuations in commodity prices through risk management techniques 
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Responsible for the negotiation, execution and implementation of commercial agreements
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Drive, enable or influence Continuity Management; apply risk mitigation techniques


Skills & Experience:


  • 5-7 years of experience in strategic procurement and/or directly relevant supply chain discipline
  • 4+ years’ experience in managing multiple, direct reports and/or cross functional teams
  • Working knowledge and experience with strategic sourcing processes
  • Superb leadership and communication skills
  • Advanced ability to collaborate and negotiate
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships- Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking abilities- Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software
  • Sound understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement



  • Degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration required
  • Masters preferred




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. 

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

Job Req ID: 30134

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