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Buyer Planner - Galway

  • Location: Galway, County Galway, Connaught, Ireland
  • Job Type:Permanent

Buyer Planner required with 4 years plus experience within manufacturing. Preferably medical device. Galway city

Order Administration:

  • Establishes and/or reviews requirements, generates, adjusts and expedites purchase orders based on MRP results (or results based on other planning systems) and/or on requisition basis along with pertinent information being used to run the business that may influence order execution decisions. Coordinates with the Planners or Budget Owners to maintain optimal service levels and determine the proper priorities for support;

  • Administers Purchase Orders based on authorized spending amount and applicable SOP’s.

  • Keeping informed of any problems/delays caused by Suppliers or general market conditions and communicates any impacts/constraints to the Planner, Business Unit or other discipline impacted by the change.

Supplier Management:

  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day supplier relationship.

  • Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance within company and to the supplier;

  • Responsible to resolve supplier related issues and assures a positive and professional business relationship, always establishing and maintaining open lines of communication.

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  • Adheres to all applicable (Site, Corporate or Regulatory) requirements;

  • Reviews and approves all change requests; Maintains accurate Master Data, AVL, Info record, Source List, e-Req etc.

Inventory Management:

  • Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted DIOH and overall lowest TCO (total cost of ownership);

  • Minimise the impact of expired, excess and obsolete materials and dispositions the material appropriately.

  • Identify opportunities to implement best inventory management practices, such as automated Kanban and Consignment Programs. 

Lean, Cost & Other:

  • Perform other tasks as needed in support of achieving the highest level of quality, customer satisfaction and TCO.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Lean Strategies for improving of all aspects of the operation to improve Quality, deliver reduced cost and minimise waste.

  • Identify cost saving opportunities from existing vendor base.

  • Assist in the in the preparation and execution of the annual materials budget.


  • NFQ level 8 degree in Business / Supply Chain or related field is required.

  • Minimum 3-4 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 desirable.

  • Experience of leading Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning.

  • Knowledge of End to End Supply Chain.

  • NPI / Integration Experience.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart.

091 706712