Collins McNicholas

Summary 

Currently looking to hire an experienced procurement specialist to work closely with all departments to ensure we maintain a robust supply chain to maximise business opportunities and customer service and to help drive cost savings and efficiencies.  

Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

  • Strategic sourcing of product and global procurement, working with in excess of 100 suppliers
  • Negotiation of pricing, deals, contracts and delivery schedules with suppliers
  • Pro-actively identify, evaluate and implement cost saving opportunities to create added value for our customer base
  • Work with the sales team to build on our current product portfolio and solve operational problems for our customers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure high quality and cost-effective solutions
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the organization to ensure seamless flow of required information
  • Manage tender enquiries and negotiation of contracts, in conjunction with the General Manager
  • Work as part of a growing team to build processes and procedures to maximize the ability of the company to meet growth targets
  • Conduct regular market reviews and benchmarking to drive cost savings
  • Build an efficient purchasing strategy minimizing the working capital tied up in stock while ensuring that our customers experience zero stock outs.
  • You will also have responsibility for the day to day purchasing function
  • Monitors sales orders received and ensure that corresponding purchase orders are placed on a timely basis
  • Monitor min/max levels for stock items and KANBAN items, ensuring that stock is always available in the warehouse when the customer requires
  • Follow up on outstanding purchase orders, ensuring that suppliers meet required delivery schedules
  • Daily interaction with the customer services team to ensure delivery and product information gets to the customer in a timely manner

Key Requirements 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role, industry experience a distinct advantage
  • Proven track record negotiating with suppliers
  • 3rd level qualification in supply chain or procurement is preferable
  • Experience in SAGE or a similar ERP system is desirable
  • Technically competent with an ability to understand customer needs in relation to products
  • Excellent numeric and data entry skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Team worker with strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels in and outside the company
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
  • Ability to multi-task, skill in establishing priorities and managing workloads
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations or individuals
  • Professional who is experienced and dependable with discretion, enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including advanced Microsoft Excel skills

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Stephen Kelly on 091706714.

For more information on our Recruitment and HR Services and to see a full list of our available jobs across Ireland, please visit our website www.collinsmcnicholas.ie

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