Procurement Process Lead

Date: 23-Apr-2021

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

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Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Member Co-ops; Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,400 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 13 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.


The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.


Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Forto and BEO. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and the US.


Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world. Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.


Growth for Good


Ornua is the home of Irish dairy. Our cooperative ethos is at the heart of who we are and how we do business.  Our global success would not be possible without the close collaboration, care, and commitment of our 2,400 strong team.  Ornua cares about building sustainable livelihoods for all our people, who in turn care about driving sustainable profits for our co-op members and the Irish dairy farming families we proudly represent. 


Ornua 2025 is our strategic plan that will help realise our vision for growth in the next five years. It outlines what we will do well, what we will do with the profits we generate, and what additional services we will provide to our members. We will be guided by 3 guiding principles; focus, simplicity and adding value to our volume and we will clearly define what market we will play in.


Together, we will grow for good – creating value for our Irish farming families and for our 2,400 strong, committed, and proud global team.


The Role:


Ornua requires a Procurement Process Lead to help build better, more efficient processes, along with the planning, integration, coordination & management/administration of our supplier management system. The role will work alongside procurement teams to manage the programme of work and implement programme governance and reporting process.

The person will manage/administer the Supplier Management System (Ornua Source) through supporting and building on the initial design. They will work closely with all users of the system across all sites, supporting them in supplier management, tendering projects, contract management and supplier performance.




This role will be part of the Corporate Procurement Team and will require the flexibility to support the various other teams across the group.

  • Responsible for the development of Procurement KPIs and reporting metrics.
  • Responsible for developing, generating, and publishing agreed periodic reporting and adhoc reports.
  • Work with procurement teams to standardise the procurement initiatives process.
  • Support procurement team in preparation of category analysis, spend reports etc.
  • Maintenance of procurement collaboration sites (e.g. Sharepoint)
  • Coordinate the population and preparation of supplier scorecards for tier 1 vendors
  • Champion the use of Ornua Source SRM to support buying activities (e.g. using e-tenders for local sourcing events, tracking performance in the SRM, auto creation of contracts in SRM)
  • Lead communications to vendor base where necessary.
  • System Administration of the Ornua Source SRM including configuration, mass data uploads, supplier segmentation, KPI library, category tree, workflows, divisions, user roles, business units etc. Expand the initial design of system to other category groups.
  • Support the roll out of Ornua System to subsidiaries as required.
  • Support the Ornua Evolve programme.


  • Previous practical experience supporting procurement programmes/operations or P2P processes.
  • Proficient in administering e-procurement tools / SRM tools such as Jaggaer, Coupa, Zycus  Ariba, Jaggaer or similar.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytic skills. Ability to handle complexity and utilise analytical skills.
  • High attention to detail and ability to handle large data with an excellent degree of accuracy.
  • Customer Focused with a background in a fast-paced procurement environment.
  • Proficient stakeholder management across all levels of the organisation.
  • Proficient in managing multiple conflicting tasks.
  • Strong decision-making ability and team skills.
  • Ability to define action plans to resolve programme/project issues and implement corrective actions where required.
  • Ability to both actively listen and effectively communicate.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Administration, Supply Chain or equivalent.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in a similar role with SRM system administration experience
  • Knowledge of M3 ERP desirable.
  • Dairy Industry experience and FMCG industry knowledge are preferential but not essential. 


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