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Purchasing & Logistics Specialist

Our client, a leading biotechnology company, is keen to hire a Purchasing & Logistics Specialist in Sligo.

This is a permanent contract with brilliant compensation & benefits. This is a Hybrid position, with 2 days working remotely, 3 days onsite.

This role is responsible for sourcing, vendor selection, contract negotiation, order processing and inventory control for the site. 

As a Purchasing & Logistics Specialist, you will be responsible for the following: (Full spec available on request)

  • Responsible for sourcing raw materials, packaging, chemicals, PPE, fixed assets, maintenance parts and services required for the efficient operation of the business

  • Partner with other departments to select appropriate suppliers who can deliver the service that best meets the Purchasing strategy and assures contract compliance and deliverables

  • Construct, negotiate, implement and manage Supply and Service Level Agreements and/or contracts that achieve cost, delivery, quality, innovation, environmental, safety and service targets as required by the business

  • Ongoing commercial management of suppliers ensuring contract compliance and delivery to SLAs

  • Converting Purchase Requisitions, generation of Purchase Orders and Purchase Order release

  • Proactively liaising between suppliers and staff to resolve purchasing supply issues, ensuring an accurate and timely provision of supplies


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area e.g., business, economics, logistics, supply chain management

  • Certification in APICS or IIPMM desirable

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Supply Chain function in a high-volume manufacturing environment

  • Pharmaceutical GMP sourcing experience is a significant advantage

  • In-depth knowledge of order management, planning, buying and scheduling

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to act on own initiative, strong IT, administrative, planning, organisation and communication skills

  • Strong ERP and excel experience

For more information on this Purchasing & Logistics Specialist position, please contact Chloe Somers.

071 9140254