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Supply Chain & Materials

Purchasing Analyst - Cork

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Cork
Date: 23/01/2019
Job Reference: 102199
Contact Name: Fiona Keane
Contact Email: fiona@hero.ie

Job Description

Purchasing Analyst
Our client, a medical device company in Cork is currently looking to recruit Purchasing Analyst for their site.

Job Description
  • Integrates new and maintains existing sources to ensure adequate inventory of material.
  • Work with suppliers to improve delivery performance and remove waste from processes to decrease lead time.
  • Set long term supply plan and work with supplier to assure sufficient capacity based on forecast.
  • Set/manage and maintain inventory levels based on company/industry standards.
  • Regularly present to internal and supplier executive and senior leadership teams.
  • Integrate new products into existing internal and supplier systems and processes.
  • Mentors and trains new hires and takes leadership on business initiatives to drive positive change within the team.
  • May be responsible for leading cost reduction and/or special project teams.
  • Analyses quotations received, and schedules delivery of products, materials, and/or components.
  • Prepares orders and follow-up orders to expedite delivery and shipment.
  • Analyses demand and usage information.
  • Develops and maintains necessary records and files for efficient operations.
  • Prepares, submits, and may explain periodic reports on areas of responsibility (such as detailed cost analysis, plans, and project results).
  • May track and analyse new product parts/components through the entire product life cycle.
  • Supports supplier capacity analysis and reconciliation used in the reporting, planning, and scheduling to drive greater efficiencies in workforce planning.
  • May be required to report on current product performance to forecast, safety stock, build attainment, product availability, and inventory levels.
  • Ability to navigate sku level negotiation with appropriate supplier contacts.
  • Ability to articulate thoughts professionally, representing both Operations and the Company, and present to large groups, including senior leadership.
  • Utilizes analytical skills to interpret system requirements and put together financial projections.
  • Monitors supplier performance and partners cross-functionally to drive accountability and improve supplier relationships.
  • Conducts inventory analysis to maintain the lowest level of inventory possible while servicing our customers at an excellent level.
  • Drives strategic business initiatives like Product Life Cycle Management, identifying opportunities and facilitating appropriate actions towards successful completion
  • Seeks opportunities to identify wastes and increase efficiency to drive continuous improvement
  • cross-functionally.
  • Drives more strategic business initiatives while maintaining relative amounts of tactical
  • responsibility, as needed by the business.
  • Utilizes the following equipment/Applications: Oracle MRP system, Windchill PLM system, Internet
  • Explorer, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent.
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with
  • enthusiasm.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific methods.
  • Ability to review printed documents.
  • Must be able to analyse and resolve non-routine materials issues of a moderate to diverse scope,
  • using independent judgment.
  • Advanced PC skills.


For further information on Purchasing Analyst role in Cork please contact Fiona on 086 7738651 / recruit@hero.ie

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