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Buyer Planner (3-6 months)

Job Title: Buyer Planner (3-6 months)
Location: Galway
REF: 91018
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 0860449371

Buyer Planner (3-6 month contracts)
Our client, a manufacturing company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Buyer Planner for their site.

What will I be doing
  • Perform timely, cost-conscious procurement of production/inventory/MRO items.
  • Receive and analyse requisitions to determine quantity, specifications and delivery requirements.
  • From approved supplier list, recommend and select suppliers to fulfill scheduled plant deliveries.
  • Responsible for the on-boarding of new selected suppliers relative to material planning.
  • Ensure up-to-date ABC classification is maintained for planning, and other key inputs into the PFEP process
  • Ensure optimal inventory levels and safety stock are maintained for their parts
  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance to resolve quality issues with suppliers.
  • Maintain proactive shortage identification and management - help flag root causes & corrective actions.
  • Identify total cost and cash flow opportunities with suppliers.
  • Analyse and select parts for KanBan and Supplier replenishment.
  • May lead and direct others to accomplish desired organizational objectives.
  • Expedite deliveries to meet and exceed scheduled critical requirements.
  • Maintain material plan at the time fence to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Coordinate with production planners for solutions when parts cannot be delivered as promised.
  • Maintain and continuously evaluate supplier performance and escalate to Procurement when issues occur.
  • Resolve invoicing discrepancies with suppliers and accounting.
  • Analyse material and capacity availability to provide customer promise dates for sales orders.
  • Maintains item master lead time information based upon process improvements, current constraints, and total current demand by product family, and priority information.
  • Manage internal and SOMI/VMI material to meet schedules.
  • Interface with required functional groups to resolve challenging delivery requirements.
  • Communicate forecasts and replenishment plans to supplier.
  • Review open requirements, monitoring vendor performance and expediting where necessary. Ensure that problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing are promptly conveyed to the supplier and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Productivity: identify and implement cost reduction/productivity projects to meet the corporate initiatives/goals. Maintain pipeline and financial records for reporting and tracking productivity.

What do I need
  • Maintain product knowledge in terms of options, substitutions, critical functions/components, etc.
  • Understand material specifications in terms of substitutions, quality, engineering requirements, etc.
  • Maintain basic knowledge of supplier processes and capabilities.
  • Understand special test/witness certification requirements and actions to achieve certification.
  • Understanding of Kanban and JIT systems.
  • Able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience with ISO procedures.
  • Must possess a strong customer service orientation and must provide dedicated support of internal and external customer requirements.
  • Have strong written and verbal communicator, able to communicate to various audiences effectively
  • Team oriented, must have the ability to work cohesively with others.
  • Be able to work well with external suppliers.
  • Will possess ability to work well in a manufacturing environment.
  • Be detail-oriented and self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.
  • BA/BS degree or 5+ year's minimum planner/buyer manufacturing experience.
  • APICS (CPIM) or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of industry related supply base.
  • Skilled in production and supplier scheduling.
  • Knowledgeable of supplier processes and capabilities.
  • Able to provide direction and training to peers as needed.
  • Computer proficient with ERP and Microsoft Office applications
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Experience with rate based or flow line (non-MRP) and job shop manufacturing environments.
  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with visual management systems.
For further information on this Buyer Planner role in Galway please contact Jenny Dore on 0860449371 /
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