Senior Buyer


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Location Clare
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Peter Muldoon

Senior Buyer

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Job ID: JOB-12588
Senior Buyer

We are looking to speak with experienced Supply Chain Professionals about this great new job opportunity in Shannon with one of our industry leading clients. Our client, a leader in the medical device industry, are looking to attract a Senior Buyer on a permanent basis. This company stands out for their culture, exceptional career development pathways and unrivalled rewards and recognition packages.

Apply to us to find out more about this great job opportunity in Supply Chain in Shannon and we can talk through if it’s the right job for you. Based in Shannon this role is commutable from Galway and Limerick.

A Senior Buyer is responsible for the on time efficient management of purchase orders and for their site. This involves working closely with the site operation scheduler to ensure the site supply plan/build plan is converted into a purchase order schedule and timely execution of the purchase order schedule. The senior buyer will play a lead role in purchasing related projects and collaborate with cross functional stakeholders to deliver same on time. In doing so, this position helps the organisation commit to the highest standards of patient safety and quality in our products and services and to world-class and ethical business practices.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy & Vision

  • Responsibility for the purchase planning and ensuring any issues which will impact its timely execution are communicated/escalated to the relevant stakeholders.


  • Applying MRP knowledge in the timely execution completion of action messages from weekly MRP.
  • Controlling costs and reporting on price deviations and cost saving programmes.
  • Ensuring stock levels are within the agreed targets and operating within the company’s shelf-life policies
  • Manage and control purchase order processes compliant with company policy.
  • Assist with compiling quarterly supplier assessments based on KPI’s.
  • Ad-hoc project work and be supply chain representative in cross functional teams.
  • Proactively seek and drive cost improvements for items within portfolio.
  • Represent purchasing team at daily operations meeting and communication of updates for open items.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the “essential functions” for purposes of the ADA.

Expected Areas of Competence (i.e. KSAs):

  • Knowledge of supply chain purchase order management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and produce outputs on a regular, timely basis
  • Ability to use analytical tools to issue, support, and execute decisions
  • Analytical skills and ability to extract meaning information from various sources of data
  • Ability to communicate effectively both upwards and across the organization
  • Act on own initiative, strong IT, administrative, planning, organisation and communication skills.
  • Strong team player and demonstrated continuous improvement success.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 3rd Level Diploma Degree in Business/Supply Chain/Engineering ideally, APICS/CPIM preferred.
  • 5-7 years’ progressive work experience and responsibility within high-volume regulated manufacturing environment preferably medical devices.
  • Strong MRP understanding and experience with one or more ERP integrated systems (e.g. SAP, JD Edwards,).
  • In-depth knowledge of order management, planning, scheduling, purchasing and inventory control.
  • Proficient with using Microsoft Office software, in particular Excel and Powerpoint.

For more information on this role in Shannon please contact Peter Muldoon on 086 0462367 Email 

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Peter Muldoon


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Senior Buyer

Peter Muldoon

Role Type Permanent
Contact Peter Muldoon
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