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Buyer Planner

Job Title: Buyer Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
REF: 87921
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Buyer / Planner

Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Buyer/Planner for their contract manufacturing business unit.

What will I be doing
  • Responsible for management and supply of all inventory/non-BOM parts, cost effectively through appropriate vendors, while optimizing inventory levels and ensuring availability of materials in line with planned requirements
  • Work closely with the approved Vendor base, Accounts, Warehouse, Engineering, QA, QC, and Tech Support / Product Development
  • Manage the supply of inventory/non-BOM materials ensuring a high standard of customer service without disruption to the production plan
  • Inventory Management - manage inventory levels in line with agreed targets and report monthly on the status of inventory levels for assigned portfolio.
  • Management of any VMI or consignment models.
  • Identify and challenge safety stock levels, MOQ's, component leadtimes, etc as part of inventory management.
  • Measure & report stock outs, material shortages.
  • Maintain item master data, i.e. lead times, minimum order qty/order multiple, safety stock levels, etc to ensure 100% system data accuracy at all times.
  • Ensure and maintain realistic dates on PO's for accuracy of information to Production, Planning and Customer Service at all times.
  • Expedite or de-expedite product as required, ensuring material availability at all times, whilst meeting agreed inventory targets.
  • Action MRP messages effectively and efficiently, within the agreed timeframe.
  • Timely release of purchase orders in line with MRP.
  • Achieve agreed OTD (On Time Delivery) targets.
  • Achieve PPV and cost savings targets.
  • Prepare daily/weekly/monthly reports as required.

What do I need
  • Third level qualification with 3+ years experience in buyer / planner roles.
  • Thorough knowledge of day to day practises within MRP II environment.
  • IIPMM or APICS qualification preferred but not essential.
  • Conversant with company policies/ procedures/ regulatory and FDA standards.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-reliant, independent.
  • Ability to project manage, work under pressure and meet agreed and often tight deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong organisational skills from both administrative and hands on standpoints .
  • High level of energy & discipline, commanding respect by demonstrating ability.
  • Results, goals and measurement metrics oriented.
  • Proven negotiator.
  • To be flexible and willing to carry out overtime as required. To carry out any other duties as requested by the Department Manager.
  • To comply with Company Policies & Procedures at all times.
  • Excellent knowledge & computer skills in MS Excel, Powerpoint & Word.
  • Up to 10% Travel Required

For further information on this Buyer/Planner role please contact Jenny Dore on 021 2066287/ 0860449371
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