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Buyer / Planner - Wicklow

My Client is a global industry leader in the distribution of electrical products and solutions. With a widespread international presence, they play a pivotal role in connecting manufacturers with customers across various sectors. Their comprehensive range of high-quality electrical components, equipment, and services caters to industries such as construction, manufacturing, commercial, and residential. They are currently looking to hire a Buyer / Planner on a permanent basis for their team based in Rathdrum, Wicklow.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships both with on site customer colleagues and with colleagues both on site and at the head office.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure maximum commercial gain against defined purchasing objectives.

  • Order management from start to finish, ensure orders are delivered on time and followed up accordingly.

  • Carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments.

  • Produce and analyse Branch and product performance statistics and make effective decisions and recommendations with regard to profiling.

  • Monitor the computer system calculation of forecasts for on site stock, adjusting as appropriate (including placing orders) to ensure that automatic replenishment parameters are set to ensure excellent customer service at optimum costs.

  • Negotiate and organise on site stock cleanses, identify and focus on problem stock and achieve targets for Aged Stock reduction.

  • Monitor franchise activity and co-ordinate promotional activities.

  • Collate and analyse supplier performance and market intelligence information for use in negotiation and supplier development meetings.

  • Provide a consistently excellent level of personal service.

  • Consistently generate sales for the branch, both face to face and on the telephone by effectively using a range of techniques and resources.

  • Apply the basic principles of margin management to generate sales.

  • Ensure that company and market information is exploited in order to develop and maximise opportunities

  • Be aware of plans for site and future business opportunities

  • Work with suppliers on Debit note and invoices queries until resolved

  • Escalate potential change controls on Eng spares to using area , set up meetings with vendors etc and area if required until resolved

  • Manage Escalations on site , this should be an equal onus approach until resolved , keep in the loop

  • Be aware of all of comapny's Role’s and responsibilities on site , i.e not just be aware of the job that you are doing Ensure training and site training are completed in advance of due date

  • Action urgent requests in a timely manner , keep stakeholders informed with up to date info

  • Attend meetings with customer stakeholders , Tier’s etc, procurement MRB Finance

  • Highlight success for company on site

  • Highlight any further training that may be required to do the job

Ideal candidate

  • A third level qualification in a Purchasing related subject is essential

  • Several Years working in a purchasing role.

  • Experience of working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential

  • Knowledge of ERP systems is desirable

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Sarra Hadi