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Procurment Materials Planner

Procurment Materials Planner required for a Contract Role in Galway.

The role will be responsible for plant procurement goals and metrics as well an active team member in planning and scheduling the delivery of material from suppliers. This highly tactical position is responsible to monitor the flows of buy items, guarantee availability of components in order to avoid materi-al shortages and production downtime, as well as to manage inventory levels to meet our customer service and inventory targets.


  • Responsible for coordinating liaising with commodity teams, materials, operations, engineering, finance, quality, and field operations process.

  • Responsible for coordinating and managing supplier escalations to support the Manufacturing Lines demand across a Portfolio of plants

  • Participate in and represent Procurement function during plant or product Value Analysis/Value Engineering/Qualductivity

  • Receive and analyze requisitions to determine quantity, specifications and delivery requirements.

  • From approved supplier list, recommend and select suppliers to fulfill scheduled plant deliveries.

  • Responsible for the on-boarding of new selected suppliers relative to material planning.

  • Ensure up-to-date ABC classification is maintained for planning, and other key inputs into the PFEP process

  • Ensure optimal inventory levels and safety stock are maintained for their parts

  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance to resolve quality issues with suppliers.

  • Maintain proactive shortage identification and management - help flag root causes & corrective actions.

  • Identify total cost and cash flow opportunities with suppliers.

  • Analyze and select parts for KanBan and Supplier replenishment.

  • May lead and direct others to accomplish desired organizational objectives.


  • BA/BS degree or 5+ years minimum planner/buyer manufacturing experience.

  • APICS (CPIM) or equivalent certification preferred.

  • Considerable knowledge of industry related supply base.

  • Skilled in production and supplier scheduling.

  • Computer proficient with ERP and Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience with rate based or flow line (non-MRP) and job shop manufacturing environments.

  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes.

  • Experience with visual management systems.

  • Demonstrable experience working in a diversified industrial company in the areas of Engineering, Project

  • Management, Quality, Finance and/or Operations.

  • Strong Analytic experience

  • Working knowledge of six sigma tools, lean manufacturing a plus.

  • Experience in International sourcing experience a plus.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Deirdre Moran.

(091) 706710