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Sourcing & Supply Specialist

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Date: Sep 2, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

The Mission of Hollister Incorporated is to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use our products and services.  As part of this we need support in our Supply Chain Team for the role of Sourcing and Supply Specialist 



  • 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 Ballina Ostomy Plant 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 programmes e.g. pull replenishment systems, inventory optimization, reduced lead times.
  • Material Costs:  Support and/or manage material cost improvement and cost avoidance programmes with cross functional teams, resulting in measurable material cost savings that are aligned with plant objectives.
  • Supplier Performance: Track and measure supplier performance ensuring that suppliers meet plant expectations on a consistent basis. 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.
  • 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 Ostomy plant interests are represented.
  • Global:   Consult and enlist corporate resources as appropriate e.g. legal, packaging, sourcing


Work Experience Requirements

  • 7+ years relevant supplier development relationship experience
  • SAP or equivalent MRP system & IT based document control systems


Education Requirements


  • Primary degree in a relevant Business or Technical area
  • IIPMM Diploma - preferable
  • APPICS – preferable


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent Time Management skills

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: 30740

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Supply, Supply Chain, Document Control, Relationship Manager, Operations, Administrative, Customer Service