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Supply Chain & Materials

Buyer / Planner II - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 23/04/2019
Job Reference: 102158
Contact Name: Fiona Keane
Contact Email: fiona@hero.ie

Job Description


Buyer / Planner II
Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit a Buyer / Planner for their site.
  • 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 the implementation of sourcing & commodity strategies for all goods and/or services to achieve improvements in all areas of Quality, Cost and Service.
Responsibilities
  • Requirement & Order Administration: Establishes and/or reviews requirements, generates, adjusts and expedites purchase orders based on MRP results (or results based on other planning systems) and/or on requisition basis along with pertinent information being 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; Administers Purchase Orders based on authorized spending amount and applicable SOP’s. Keeping informed of any problems/delays caused by Suppliers or general market conditions and communicates any impacts/constraints to the Planner, Business Unit or other discipline impacted by the change. Maintains an excellent working relationship with any entity within (or outside) the company who will be impacted by the work conducted by this role which includes issue resolution, reconciliation of errors and correct the root cause of problems. Interfaces with core functions such as quality, engineering, planning and product development Identify areas of risk and implement mitigating action.
  • Supplier Management: Responsible for managing the day-to-day supplier relationship. Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance within the company and to the supplier; Responsible to resolve supplier related issues and assures a positive and professional business relationship, always establishing and maintaining open lines of communication. Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing, Corporate Groups and other Sites in developing and implementing sourcing strategies and to support global supplier evaluation and selection as well as VIP creation.
  • Quality: 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.
  • Inventory Management: Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted DIOH and overall lowest TCO (total cost of ownership); Minimise the impact of expired, excess and obsolete materials and dispositions the material appropriately. Identify opportunities to implement best inventory management practices, such as automated Kanban and Consignment Programs.
  • Lean, Cost & Other: Perform other tasks as needed in support of achieving the highest level of quality, customer satisfaction and TCO. Assist in the development and implementation of Lean Strategies for improving of all aspects of the operation to improve Quality, deliver reduced cost and minimise waste. Identify cost saving opportunities from existing vendor base. Assist in the in the preparation and execution of the annual materials budget.
Management Requirements
  • Not applicable.
Job Scope and Levelling Guidelines
  • Knowledge: A developing professional. Working knowledge and application of business and technical concepts, procedures and practices. General knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards. General understanding of business unit/group function. Exercises judgment when interpreting company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.

For further information on Buyer / Planner role in Galway please contact Fiona Keane on 086 7738651 / recruit@hero.ie

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“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

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Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
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"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

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Valeo

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

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