Collins McNicholas

Our client develops and globally markets innovative medical devices. They currently have an opening for a Buyer / Planner

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all elements of the Sales and Operations Planning (SNOP) process for our client’s products.
  • Liaise with commercial team to consolidate demand plan.
  • Manage raw material stock levels and maintain inventory at agreed levels to meet demand.
  • Generate forecasts for suppliers and issue raw material purchase orders to fill production requirements.
  • Transition existing stock management through the implementation of a new MRP system.
  • Create weekly production schedule in conjunction with the Manufacturing Operations Manager.
  • Manage cost reduction projects to fruition on purchased items and supply chain lean initiatives.
  • Measure supplier performance to agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and Identify and implement corrective action to address non-conformances
  • Ensure all duties related to the role are performed in accordance with the Quality System.


Behaviours & Skills

  • Strong work ethic, creative problem solving, capable of working on own initiative.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and verbal communication skills essential.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified to degree level in a business or technical discipline.
  • APICS CPIM and or IIPMM Cert/Dip qualification is desirable.
  • Minimum 4-5 years of planning experience as a Buyer/ Planner in a manufacturing environment.

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