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Vacancy Details

Supply Chain & Materials

Purchasing Manager - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 18/05/2016
Job Reference: 83191

Job Description

Purchasing Team Lead

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Purchasing Team Lead for their site.

General Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the Performance management of the team, ensuring that the `ON TRACC process is maintained, goals are set and that team members receive relevant and timely feedback on an ongoing basis.
  • Organising the workload for the team and ensuring that the right resources are available and trained to the highest standard.
  • Responsible for the Induction and training of new team members ensuring that the highest levels of training are delivered, and measured.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement to streamline processes and implement IT/SAP functionality that will increase efficiencies to improve our customer?s experience.
  • Establish KPI?s that delivers clear data on the performance of the Purchasing team. Actions coming from those KPI results are used to measurably improve our customers? experience.
  • Maintain and grow personal knowledge and skills, technical and / or product knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain areas of expertise in product specialisms required for the role; sharing and expanding knowledge within the Purchasing team.
  • Ensure training policy, procedures and activities support QMS requirements in accordance with ISO13485.
  • Keep appropriate records of all training activities and ensure such records meet and exceed the QMS requirements.

Key Role Responsibilities

Purchasing
  • Carry out the purchasing process (stock, non-stock items, capital equipment) on a daily basis. For some materials this will include the evaluation of MRP, whilst others will be purchase to order followed by forecasting analysis
  • Review and maintain planning and purchasing contingencies to ensure continued supply of product to our customers. Work as part of a team to promote Continuous Improvement to ensure that the best solutions for the customer are delivered in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Maintain the supplier base through: relationship development, supply agreements (including price negotiation where applicable), with continued supplier monitoring and evaluation
  • Where required, ensure that contracts are in place and adequately protect the company.
  • Collate and submit data packaging waste data ensuring the company fulfils its legal obligations (Packaging Waste Legislation).

Supplier Quality
  • Ensure that changes to specifications are communicated and approved by suppliers in a timely fashion, and that these specifications are appropriate for use of the material.
  • Participate in quarterly supplier review meetings and ensure corrective actions are taken when suppliers fail to meet expectations.

Change and New Product Management
Participate in the change management process to reflect any SKU changes at a component or kit level. Ensure that you follow the purchasing systems that are in place to bring new products into the company.

Technical Responsibilities
  • A significant aspect of the job is focused on working with the team to develop the procurement function; developments will almost certainly require involvement throughout the breadth of the supply chain.
  • The job holder will gain an understanding of the supply planning process but also the interdependencies of the extended supply chain (Customer Management, Demand Planning, Supplier Management, Production, Warehouse, Inventory and Distribution).
  • The jobholder will be contribute to cross-functional project teams, ensuring relevant details are addressed and resolved and be directly responsible for improvement initiatives.

Other Responsibilities
The jobholder should participate and contribute to the compilation of the Procurement Department budgets for inclusion in the Long Term Plan and Annual Estimate exercises.

Personal Characteristics
  • Minimum 5 years? experience managing Purchasing teams
  • Demonstrated success in managing and coordinating a multi-skilled team in performance and productivity.
  • A proven record of delivering exceptional Supply Chain service.
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent attention to detail and good business judgment.
  • Effective communicator, both articulate & verbally presentable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to achieve results through influencing others and maintaining strong links with other departments.
  • Self-starter, possesses flexibility and ability to work under pressure in a fast-changing environment and ambiguous situations with shifting priorities.
  • Strong record of developing and implementing procedures.
  • Positive attitude, team player with a high level of initiative, energy and enthusiasm.

For further information on this Purchasing Team Lead position in please contact Aoife O Reilly on 091730022 / aoife@hero.ie
Check out all our open jobs on our Hero Recruitment website ? www.hero.ie

Please note Hero Recruitment will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval.

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“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

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

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

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“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

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”.

Christine Power,
VP of Human Resources
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“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 


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“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

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

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

Fiachra Collins
Computer Vision Algorithm Team Manager
Valeo

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

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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