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Supply Chain & Materials

Purchasing Specialist - Cork

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Cork
Date: 3/06/2016
Job Reference: 83592

Job Description

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

Purpose
Develop / lead the implementation of sourcing strategies for all items or services within an assigned category to achieve annual productivity improvement while maintaining or improving service levels.

Responsibilities
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to support global supplier evaluation and selection. To optimise company-wide procurement within the assigned category. Manage and develop suppliers to achieve on-going productivity achievements.
  • Support Strategic Sourcing in developing and implementing sourcing strategies for defined category, to achieve annual productivity improvements while maintaining or improving service levels. Ensure input of assigned plant is provided into category strategy development.
  • Interface with core functions such as quality, engineering, and product developments to support new product launches and drive productivity improvements.
  • Drive compliance within the plant in adherence to the category strategy and approved preferred supplier list. Achieve spend productivity targets at assigned location within specific category.
  • Analyze and plan products and/or services in support of assigned area(s) at the best possible total cost. Maintains strong relationships with customers and suppliers for on-going improvements. Measure and track supplier performance.
  • Work with Receiving, Accounts Payable and other departments as required to resolve issues, reconcile errors and correct the root cause of problems.
  • Establishing the Vendor relationship from a Cork perspective: Appraisal of Vendor as per Vendor Approval SOP's; Establishing compliant Vendor files; Establishing correct Vendor data on SAP; (Including Info records /source lists); Ensuring correct Storage / H+S data / Proofs etc and any other requirements are captured and correctly reflected in the System; Communicating EOQ /min runs or prices breaks for Vendors; Assess Vendor risks and advice on Stock holding policy and lead time.
  • Transitioning to new Vendors as per Corporate Purchasing Plan: Actions as above; Also establish clear transition plan to ensure no gaps in supply emerge; and there is clean hand over; Manage any new validations required as part of the transition.
  • Transitioning to new Vendors as per Corporate Purchasing Plan: Actions as above; Also establish clear transition plan to ensure no gaps in supply emerge; and there is clean hand over; Manage any new validations required as part of the transition.
  • Lead the Yearly Standard Cost Setting as part of the Budgeting process.
  • Deal directly with Vendors on mid to long term supply issues / relationship issues.
  • Establish meaningful metrics to review Vendor performance (aspects other than those captured for Delivery /Quality).
  • With general supervisory direction, assist Process Development engineers/teams in the development of products, processes and equipment.

Education & Experience:
  • Third level qualification such as a Business Degree or Engineering Degree, Level 8 .
  • APICS certification an advantage
  • Three years demonstrated successful experience in a similar commodity type role ,
  • Exposure to metals commodity and supplier relations management (SRM ) an advantage
  • Competency in Microsoft PC Applications. Working knowledge of SAP.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision




For further information on this Purchasing Specialist role in Cork please contact Valerie Lenihan on 0212066287 /valerie@hero.ie
Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website www.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”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
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“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”. 

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Lorraine McDonnell,
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Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

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Moira Faherty,
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,
Asst. HR Manger
Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

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Lorraine McDonnell,
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources
Pivot

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Ingersoll Rand – Thermo King
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