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Supply Chain & Materials

Purchasing Manager - Westmeath

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Westmeath
Date: 14/09/2018
Job Reference: 96958

Job Description

Contact: Fiona Keane
Telephone: 086 7738651

Purchasing Manager
Our client, a manufacturing company in Westmeath is currently looking to recruit a Purchasing Manager for their site.

Principle Responsibilities: (essential job duties and responsibilities)
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers through direct price negotiation and propose improvements with the global supplier base including local suppliers, to achieve competitive cost savings where possible
  • Liaise with all internal functional departments to forecast plan for procurement based on customer demands, analyze commodity fluctuations and monitor supplier performance
  • Sole responsibility for the purchasing and management of finished products and raw materials for the company. Including orders, schedules & deliveries in line with agreed service levels.
  • Manage company internal purchasing system in line with company policy, ensuring all information is accurate and up to date. Ensure upkeep & compliance to corporate policies & requirements.
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities, engage with finance on preparing annual company budgets
  • Engage with inventory control and to develop metrics for gauging inventory levels & needs.
  • Management of delivery documentation and monitoring contractual agreements.
  • Participate in and lead RFP /RFQ processes with suppliers as appropriate
  • Participate in COGS reduction projects and preparing business cases to present to management
  • Present KPI’s on a weekly/monthly basis to Senior Management
  • Manage day to day purchasing activities team of buyer/planner reports.

Additional competencies/requirements.
  • Flexibility around with working hours and travel.
  • Motivated self starter with confidence to managing a 3rd party supplier is essential
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks
  • Sense of urgency, Experience in a deadline-driven, fast paced environment.
  • Effective change management capability

  • Minimum 7 years experience in a 3rd party supply chain management environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing & developing supplier relationships including contract negotiation.

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or related discipline.

  • Management of annualized standard cost settings, pricing, & cost out programs.
  • High understanding of Compliance requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • including validation requirements and Regulatory expectations.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems (FDA/ISO) within a regulated environment.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/specifications/familiarity with contract terms and conditions, statements of work.
  • Competent user of MS Office tools [Access, Excel, Project, Word, Powerpoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, decision-making & problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Oracle ERP /ASCP system or similar database system and Business Objects software program

For further information on this Purchasing Manager role in Westmeath please contact Fiona Keane on 086 7738651 /

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