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Location Galway Connacht
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Contract
Contact Sam Nolan


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Job ID: JOB-13090

We are looking to speak with experienced Supply Chain professionals regarding this exciting opportunity with an exceptional client. Our client, a global leading medical device company, are looking to attract a Buyer/Planner to join their supply chain team on a permanent basis. Based out of Galway (Hybrid role), you will be responsible for procuring raw materials, components, equipment, tooling, supplies and services, to ensure a 100% customer service level while achieving the targeted Quality & Cost objectives. Assist in implementing sourcing & commodity strategies for all goods and services to improve all areas of Quality, Cost and Service.

Apply to us to find out more about this great job opportunity in Supply Chain in Galway and we can talk through if it’s the right job for you. Based in Galway this role is commutable from Clare and Mayo.

Key Responsibilities:

• Establishes and reviews requirements, generates, adjusts and expedites purchase orders based on MRP results (or results found on other planning systems) along with pertinent information used to run the business that may influence order execution decisions.
• Coordinates with the Planners or Budget Owners to maintain optimal service levels and determine the proper priorities for support.
• Keeps informed of any problems/delays caused by Suppliers or general market conditions and communicate any impacts/constraints to the Planner, Business Unit or other discipline impacted by the change.
• Maintains an excellent working relationship with any entity within who will be impacted by the work conducted by this role which includes issue resolution, reconciliation of errors and correcting the root cause of problems.
• Interfaces with core functions such as quality, engineering, planning, and product development Identify risk areas and implement mitigating action.
• Responsible for managing the day-to-day supplier relationship.
• Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance and the supplier.
• Responsible for resolving supplier-related issues and ensuring a positive and professional business relationship, continually establishing and maintaining open lines of communication.

• Collaborates with Strategic Sourcing, Corporate Groups, and other Sites in developing and implementing sourcing strategies and supporting global supplier evaluation and selection and VIP creation.
• Adheres to all applicable (Site, Corporate or Regulatory) requirements.
• Reviews and approves all change requests; Maintains accurate Master Data, AVL, Info record, Source List, e-Req etc.

• Constantly strives to improve the Quality of goods and services supplied.
• Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted DIOH and overall lowest TCO (total cost of ownership);
• Minimises the impact of expired, excess and obsolete materials and appropriately dispositions of the material.
• Identifies opportunities to implement best inventory management practices, such as automated Kanban and Consignment Programs.
• Performs other tasks as needed to achieve the highest quality, customer satisfaction and TCO.
• Assists developing and implementing Lean Strategies to improve all aspects of the operation to improve quality, reduce cost, and minimise waste.
• Identifies cost-saving opportunities from the existing vendor base.
• Assists in the preparation and execution of the annual materials budget.

Qualifications & Experienced:

• NFQ level 8 degree in Business / Supply Chain or related field is required.

• A minimum of two years post qualification experience in a similar role.
• Knowledge of SAP, MRP Systems, and Rapid Response (Kinaxis) is highly desirable.
• Experience in leading Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning.
• Strong communicator/influencer.
• Knowledge of End-to-End Supply Chain.
• A collaborative approach to problem-solving.

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Sam Nolan


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Sam Nolan

Role Type Contract
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