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Production & Manufacturing

108743 - Buyer/Planner - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 4/08/2020
Job Reference: 108743
Contact Name: Fiona Keane
Contact Email:

Job Description

Buyer/Planner - Galway - 108743

Due to continued expansion of our operations, we are seeking applications from a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Buyer Planner (Permanent).

Job Purpose
Performs senior-level Supplier Management and Production Planning activities to support the Galway Core Production Units. Delivers best practices that support a large-scale SI&OP process and a complex purchasing portfolio and leads a team to deliver operational excellence.

  • NFQ level 8 degree in Business / Supply Chain or related field is required.
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in a relevant area.
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in SAP and MRP Systems.
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in Rapid Response (Kinaxis).
  • Experience of leading Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning.
  • Strong Communication Skills with ability to influence broadly.
  • Knowledge of End to End Supply Chain.
  • NPI / Integration Experience.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving.
Key Responsibilities
  • Managing Material Supply to ensure Manufacturing commitments are achieved as well as Corporate and Plant objectives. Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.
  • Motivate and develop a team to support end to end supply chain management and develop key skill sets within the team.
  • Establish programs and processes to deliver year on year improvements in service, cost and inventory performance.
  • Develop strategic working relationships across all elements of supply chain (Global Supply Chain, Global Sourcing, Supplier Engineering, Operations, Distribution, Suppliers etc).
  • Complete high-level analysis of critical supply chain events, using data to influence senior leadership team.
  • Drive Sales Inventory and Operations Planning for the site to support service and cost performance.
  • Utilise existing MRP and demand planning systems to develop an effective data-based purchasing and planning platform.
  • Communicate with clarity and establish a strong voice of the customer across the site.
  • Foster a culture of Continuous Improvement to support site lean initiatives.
  • Driving long term capacity & supply plans for all products.
  • Provide leadership on New Product Launch Strategies and Introduction.
  • Support annual site budget process determining volumes for Finished Goods and Raw to support Earnings, Headcount and Purchase costs
  • Lead analysis of Excess, Expired and Obsolescence in accordance with Financial process.
  • Act as Purchasing SME (both Quality and Financial) to support internal and external audit and compliance requirements.
For further information on this role role please contact Fiona Keane on 086 7738651 /
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