Buyer/ Planner

  • Location
    Galway, Kerry
  • Category
    Purchasing - Buyer
  • Job type
  • Salary
    € 45000 - € 50000 / Year
  • External Reference

Job Summary

Performs activities such as material procurement, production planning, inventory control, outsourcing, vendor selection, and distribution activities for assigned product lines.
Plans and prepares manufacturing production schedules and departmental workflows to meet shipping dates according to customer orders.
Plans, schedules, and monitors the inbound movement of materials from suppliers, determines material requirements, and coordinates the efficient movement of materials.
Negotiates favorable terms and contracts with suppliers.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

*Develop a weekly Master Production Schedule, production planning reports, and shipping requirements in conjunction with the Sales, Project Management/Engineering & Production Management.
*Schedule customer orders in line with material availability and manned capacity and work to customer requests.
*Act as frontline supplier manager for the supply base related to product line.
*Manage cost reduction projects to fruition on purchased items and supply chain lean initiatives. Manage inventory reduction projects to reach agreed targets.
*Obtain quotations and lead times and manage supplier transitions to achieve agreed percentage reduction in the number of suppliers/cost to the business.
*Manage sourcing of raw material supply to include new supplier negotiation and agreements.
*Measure supplier performance to agreed (Key Performance Indicators) K.P.I's.
*Hold quarterly business reviews with key suppliers.
*Participate in cross-functional teams as required by management from time to time.
*Support yearly standard cost setting exercise.
*Travel within Ireland and abroad as required to perform the role and attend organisational meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
*Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with the capacity to quickly adapt to unforeseen work demands.
*Proactive and ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
*Good interpersonal, organizational skills, attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
*Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to communicate with people at different levels throughout an organization.
*Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
*Ability to contribute in a cross-functional collaborative matrix environment.
*Experience of ERP systems.
*Experience of WCM/JIT/TQM manufacturing philosophies and practices.
*Advanced user experience of desktop applications like MS Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Salary: €45,000 - €50,000 doe including performance based bonus. Opportunity for hybrid work model after full training has been delivered.

Adecco Ireland is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please apply with your CV to: Patrick Kiely