Buyer 3


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Ken O'Reilly

Buyer 3

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Job ID: JOB-12224
Buyer 3

Our Client, a leading manufacturer of Medical Devices and Software for a range of specialities, including new-born care, neurology, sleep, hearing and balance markets Company based in Galway is looking for a Experienced Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis. If you are looking for the next step in your career and you think people management is an area you would like to develop in this might just be the role for you. Here you will have the opportunity to remain hands on as a buyer while growing your people management skills with a small regionally diverse team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance to a team of buyers in diverse locations securing consistent and excellent performance.
  • Establish and maintain gross inventory targets. Includes developing action plans to minimize inventory exposure and for scrapping or mitigating excess and obsolete parts based on business information, and assess inventory management.
  • Creation of reports of key performance indicators and identify opportunities for potential report automation and drive these to completion.
  • Monitor key metrics in the areas of supplier delivery, cost, quality, and service which clearly demonstrate performance against targets. Drive supplier corrective actions where performance falls below agreed target levels.
  • Develop and identify cost reduction process improvements.
  • Conduct Business Reviews with Suppliers to ensure that performance is to target, and expectations are clearly understood. Agree development/improvement programs where required. Drive resulting corrective actions to conclusion.
  • Lead all significant issue resolution programs with suppliers, with other relevant functions (e.g., Supplier Quality, Engineering). Utilise structured problem-solving techniques to ensure root causes are addressed and corrective actions are effective.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a similar role with a multinational firm, Medical Device or Pharmaceuticals only.
  • Identify supplier risk situations and work with site functions and Strategic Procurement to implement risk mitigations strategies.
  • Participate in RfQ and Supplier Selection activities to ensure that any new suppliers are production-ready in line with business requirements, ensuring no interruption to operations. Lead the site cross-functional process for the evaluation and selection of new suppliers.

Key Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a similar role with a multinational firm, Medical Device or Pharmaceuticals only.
  • Third level certification in a relevant discipline from a leading 3rd level institution
  • IIPMM or APICS certification preferred.
  • Extensive ERP applications knowledge (Oracle/EBS, would be advantageous).
  • Good working knowledge of regulatory expectations and industry practices including industry standards QSR, ISO13485, and MDD.
  • Mature judgment, problem solving and decision-making ability

For more information on this role in Galway please contact Kenneth O’Reilly on 0860462367 or email

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Ken O’Reilly


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Buyer 3

Ken O'Reilly

Role Type Permanent
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