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Supply Chain & Materials

Buyer/Planner - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 23/03/2018
Job Reference: 92742

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 086 0449371

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

What will I be doing
  • This position procures over 20% of the total dollars needed to support production and assembly departments. Resolves routine purchasing issues.
  • Determines production requirements and dock dates by running shortage reports and communicating with production planners.
  • Obtains appropriate signature levels for purchase orders; prepares the order through the ERP/MRP/EPO system.
  • Expedites materials from suppliers to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Works with the Quality Assurance and Engineering departments to verify the accuracy of Non-Conforming Material Reports before returning materials to suppliers.
  • Obtains corrective action reports from suppliers to ensure that quality problems are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Supports the Engineering and Manufacturing departments on new product requirements to ensure that program deadlines are met.
  • Attends scheduled production planning and engineering meetings.
  • Provides monthly purchasing reports.
  • Supports production teams, as required.
  • Reviews supplier contracts and ensures Suppliers are meeting the negotiated service levels and agreed pricing.
  • Evaluates vendor price increases. Works with management in obtaining new negotiated pricing and service levels.
  • Meets with suppliers and manufacturers' representatives to obtain information concerning pricing, quality, availability and delivery of parts.
  • Evaluates Engineering Change Notices for cost or delivery impacts and to coordinate implementation of changes with suppliers.
  • Assists with supplier selection and set up.
  • Performs other tasks, as required.

What do you need
  • Education equivalent to a related Bachelor's Degree.
  • A minimum of two years of purchasing experience.
  • Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate well with vendors.
  • Excellent knowledge of business mathematics.
  • Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs.
  • Contract/agreement review, Reports, Material order delivery experience
  • Product pricing/quality/availability/delivery and supplier management experience

For further information on this Buyer/Planner role in Galway please contact Jenny Dore on 086 0449371 /
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