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Supply Chain & Materials

Purchasing Associate - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 17/07/2018
Job Reference: 96438

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Email: jenny@hero.ie
Telephone: 086 0449371



Purchasing Associate

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



What will I be doing
Purchasing
  • Support the Purchasing Function via the undertaking of tasks assigned by the Purchasing Team Lead or in the Team rota schedule.(for example)
  • Maintenance of the Shared Purchasing Mailbox
  • Maintenance of the shared web portal for communicating with off-site warehouses
  • Publishing Reports in line with existing Purchasing KPI's
  • Planning and maintenance of packaging and other non-stock requirements to support product shipments to customers
  • Purchase Order Generation and placement to Suppliers
  • Ensure conformance to ISO13485 in relation to Process and Document Control procedures as stated in the Quality Management System. Ensure compliance to procedures - physical activities must mirror the documented SOP or WI. Where there is a deviation or an opportunity for improvement a change control needs to be agreed and completed

Supplier Quality
  • Reporting of data required for review in quarterly supplier review meetings
  • Recording of and the carrying out of associated actions relating to any supplier related incidents that arise.

Change and New Product Management
  • Work on the change management process to reflect any SKU changes at a component or kit level. Ensure that the Purchasing Functions follows the purchasing systems that are in place to bring new products into the company.

Technical Responsibilities
  • While focussed on the Procurement function, developments will almost certainly require involvement throughout the breadth of the supply chain.
  • The job holder will not only need to have a thorough understanding of the supply planning process but also the interdependencies of the extended supply chain (Customer Management, Demand Planning, Supplier Management, Production, Warehouse and Distribution).
  • The jobholder will be required to represent the department on cross-functional project teams, ensuring relevant details are addressed and resolved and be directly responsible for improvement initiatives.


Personal Characteristics
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Innovative, with a strong ability to identify pain points and potential solutions.
  • Effective communicator, both articulate & verbally presentable.
  • Self-starter, possesses flexibility and ability to work under pressure in a fast-changing environment and ambiguous situations.
  • Positive attitude, team player with a high level of initiative, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams and drive projects across functions is essential.

What will I doing
  • The Purchasing Associate should have some experience in a purchasing, or supply chain role, but has a keen interest in developing as a Purchasing professional. Knowledge of MRP computer systems is preferable and in particular the SAP integrated system as it forms a major part of the supply chain. Experience of the use of such systems to communicate requirements to vendors and manage inventories global is highly desirable
  • SAP/Oracle/Hyperion or other major ERP Systems experience is desirable.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint essential.

For further information on this Purchasing Associate role in Galway please contact Jenny Dore on 086 0449371 / jenny@hero.ie

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