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Purchasing Specialist

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin City, Leinster, Ireland
  • Job Type:Permanent

The Role:

Our client is a leader in discovering and delivering innovative medicines solving serious health issues worldwide and addressing medical challenges of the future. They are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and are passionate about bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative health solutions. Are you ready to join a high-performing, ambitious team and be part of an inclusive work environment? This may be the career for you…..

The Purchasing Specialist works within the Purchasing & Supplier Management (PSM), which provides sourcing direction to multiple functional areas within the company. The role supports the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for implementing, optimizing and ensuring the delivery of approved category strategies at the site in concert with the Corporation’s overall strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Purchasing Manager to optimize related areas of spend for procurement activities

  • Implement short term and long-term cost reduction strategies established by management

  • Develop supplier base to expand business, improve financials, reduce in-house / total costs, improve quality (customer satisfaction), customer relations, and on-time deliveries

  • Identify potential vendors

  • Recommend strategy: RFP / RFI / RFQ / Pricing Auction. Responsible for running local tenders, aligned with direction from Purchasing Manager and respective Category Manager

  • Develop and write all sourcing event documents

  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations

  • Improve supplier service levels by integrating agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

  • Perform and collect due diligence information required for evaluating and approving new suppliers, in line with the Preferred Supplier Networks

  • Data analysis and administrative support for purchasing projects and supplier management (supplier metrics and research, master data, market basket analysis, pricing analysis, monthly/quarterly reporting of KPI’s, savings reporting.


  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of procurement/negotiations experience in indirect purchasing preferably but not limited to Pharmaceutical.

  • Experience in purchasing preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.

  • Strong experience with writing RFX’s.

  • Ability to effectively communicate to all team members, stakeholders, management, and suppliers

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload across multiple projects

  • Ability to develop and grow relationships with stakeholders

  • Ability to comprehend procurement processes as well as basic knowledge of indirect products and services used globally

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eoghan Dalton.

(090) 6478108