Buyer Planner – Contract – Galway | Collins McNicholas

Buyer Planner – Contract – Galway

  • Reference: GJ43866
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Galway, Galway City
  • Category: Production

Buyer Planner required with 5 years experience in manufacturing (medical device). Long term contract. Galway


  • Work closely with manufacturing and others in support of all procurement requirements
  • Scheduling, purchasing and expediting of Direct and Indirect materials in support of all departments.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best overall value.
  • Responsible for supply of assigned commodities, parts, office supplies and indirect materials as required by all departments.
  •  Identify production outputs necessary to meet the Master Schedule over a determined time horizon.
  •  Understand the fundamentals and principles of MRP.
  •  Responsible for maintenance of MPS (Master Production Schedule).
  • Communicate timely and accurate material or production issues that affect ability to meet the Master Schedule or that affect current scheduled production activities. 
  •  Issue production orders
  •  Create and publish production schedules governing the execution of planned manufacturing activities
  •  Track and resolve all past due production orders on a daily/weekly basis
  •  Manage supply chain to balance demand v/s supply and to meet company objectives with respect to customer satisfaction, revenue attainment, margin target, and inventory level.
  •  Closely work with operations to manage lead-time, capacity, and optimize supply position throughout the entire supply chain both at finished goods and key component level.
  • Monitor inventory levels to determine required demand and adequate stock levels
  • Request quotes, samples and production first articles for evaluation of new product designs and potential suppliers
  • Manage suppliers with price discrepancies, damaged or returned material, logistics and other supplier issues.
  • Communicate and work with the Accounting Department on any payable issues.
  • Maintain key policies and procedures.
  • Reconcile material receipts and invoicing discrepancies


•       B.A. Degree or minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a start-up, NPI or manufacturing environment

•       Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Excel and Word. SAP Business One a plus.

•       Candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

•       Experience with MRP is required.

•       Experience in a Medical Device manufacturing environment a plus.

For a confidential discussion and a more detailed job spec (more information on the role), please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email

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