Senior Buyer


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Ken O'Reilly

Senior Buyer

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Job ID: JOB-12180
Senior Buyer

Our Client, a leading Medical Device Company based in Galway is looking for a Senior Buyer on a Permanent Contract Basis to join their team. The candidate would perform senior-level Supplier Management and Production Planning activities to support the Galway Core Production Units. Delivers best practices that support a large-scale SI&OP process and a complex purchasing portfolio and leads a team to deliver operational excellence

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing Material Supply to ensure Manufacturing commitments are achieved as well as Corporate and Plant objectives. Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.
  • Motivate and develop a team to support end to end supply chain management and develop key skill sets within the team.
  • Establish programs and processes to deliver year on year improvements in service, cost and inventory performance.
  • Develop strategic working relationships across all elements of supply chain (Global Supply Chain, Global Sourcing, Supplier Engineering, Operations, Distribution, Suppliers etc).
  • Complete high-level analysis of critical supply chain events, using data to influence senior leadership team.
  • Drive Sales Inventory and Operations Planning for the site to support service and cost performance.
  • Utilise existing MRP and demand planning systems to develop an effective data-based purchasing and planning platform.
  • Communicate with clarity and establish a strong voice of the customer across the site.
  • Foster a culture of Continuous Improvement to support site lean initiatives.
  • Driving long term capacity & supply plans for all products.
  • Provide leadership on New Product Launch Strategies and Introduction.
  • Support annual site budget process determining volumes for Finished Goods and Raw to support Earnings, Headcount and Purchase costs
  • Lead analysis of Excess, Expired and Obsolescence in accordance with Financial process.
  • Act as Purchasing SME (both Quality and Financial) to support internal and external audit and compliance requirements.

Key Requirements

  • NFQ level 8 degree in Business / Supply Chain or related field is required.
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in a relevant area.
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in SAP and MRP Systems.
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in Rapid Response (Kinaxis) is highly desriable.
  • Experience of leading Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning.
  • Strong Communication Skills with ability to influence broadly.
  • Knowledge of End to End Supply Chain.
  • NPI / Integration Experience.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving.

For more information on this role in Galway please contact Kenneth O’Reilly on 0860462367 or email

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Ken O’Reilly


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Senior Buyer

Ken O'Reilly

Role Type Permanent
Contact Ken O'Reilly
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