Buyer/Planner- Westmeath

  • Reference: 47124
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Longford, Offaly, Westmeath
  • Category: Supply Chain & Logistics

Position Summary

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Supply Chain Planner is a key role within our strategic
plan for Supply Chain management. Excellent organizational skills, ability to balance short term
priorities and exceptional information analysis skills are a necessity. Key objectives will be
achieving/improving/exceeding targeted customer service levels, managing inventory levels and
targets, and managing supply and demand within the Global supply chain.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Plan and execute procurement of raw materials from global suppliers.

 Maintain strong working relationships and communications with manufacturing and key

suppliers to confirm production/shipping schedules and monitor open purchase orders for all

orders to ensure on-time deliveries.

 Proactively report product and material availability issues.

 Coordinate inventory planning and replenishment of raw materials and components in

conjunction with our program management teams.

 Analyze and manage MRP, Source list, Material master/parameters.

 Revise essential system planning data to ensure we are effectively planning future requirements.

 Inventory Management: Support reporting, inventory parameters, reduction and reserve

percentage measurements, Product Life Cycle management

 Maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information through KPI’s.

 Supplier Management: RFQ, Cost saving initiatives, Negotiations, Supplier


 Project management: new product launch.

 Provide support to Customer Service, Sales team, Product Management with business and

product strategy

 Participate and contribute to monthly operations, planning and forecasting reviews.

 Complete special projects and assignments as requested

Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or minimum 5 years relevant and
experience. Minimum of 3 years Supply Chain (planning & procurement) experience.
Knowledge and Skills
• Experienced with ERP systems
• APICS CPIM/CSCP, CPSM certification
• Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application
• Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
• Effective negotiation skills
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
• Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Nicola Egan on 090 64 78104 or email

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