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Supply Chain & Materials

Buyer/Planner - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 6/10/2017
Job Reference: 89603

Job Description

Contact: Ros Lomansey
Telephone: 0867739651

Our client, a manufacturing company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Buyer/Planner for their site.

Position Summary:
  • The Buyer/Planner will be responsible for satisfying customer demand by producing, monitoring and driving achievable production schedules based on demand, available capacity and resources.
  • The Buyer/Planner will be responsible for management and supply of all tooling inventory while optimizing inventory levels and ensuring availability of materials in line with planned requirements.
  • Work is performed within established professional standards and practices.
  • Tasks are complex in nature where judgment is required to complete recurring assignments independently and to determine the best methods to follow to complete assignments.
  • Builds internal and external relationships, with emphasis on those that facilitate the achievement of job/role accountabilities, such as relationships with key suppliers, customers etc.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the supply of materials necessary to meet production plan ensuring a high standard of customer service.
  • Working closely with Operations, develop production plans to meet budget and forecast timelines.
  • Qualify new suppliers.
  • Manage Customer expectation through accurate commits.
  • Work within a team where the ultimate goal is Customer Satisfaction while maintaining Inventory Goals.
  • Review manufacturing production goals and plans accordingly. Analyse inputs (e.g., capacity, urgency of request, material availability, etc.) to help determine schedule.
  • Analyse internal impact (e.g., line scheduling, procurement, logistics, shipping, etc.) of customer scheduling. Revise plans as required based on analysis of actual versus plan.
  • Record retention co-ordination. Responsible for the co-ordination, tracking and storage of records relevant to the Department/Function.
  • In-depth knowledge and adherence to, all local and Corporate policies and procedures relating to their role.
Core Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:
  • Knowledge of a mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • In depth knowledge of production planning fundamentals, scheduling, materials requirements planning techniques and manufacturing control systems.
  • Strong Focus on Customer needs.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes, inventory management and supplier management.
  • Ability to plan strategically for the coordinated delivery of a variety of materials.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety of tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
Typical Experience/Education:
  • The individual should preferably have 3+ years Buying/Planning experience.
  • 3rd level qualification in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, IPICS or other equivalent is preferred.

For further information on this Buyer/Planner role in Galway please contact Ros Lomansey on 0867738651 /
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