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Senior Buyer

Our client, a global manufacturer of safety equipment, based in Galway are seeking a Senior Buyer to join their team.

This position will focus on the procurement of raw materials, semi-finished or finished goods and services from external sources.

As a SeniorBuyer, you will be responsible for the following:

Externally Procured Materials Requirement Planning

  • Utilize ERP system to drive On Time, In Full Delivery and Continuity of Supply through coordination and collaboration across the supply chain; optimize supplier delivery schedules and inventory levels by expediting or deferring material in accordance with changes in demand.

Purchase Document Management

  • Utilize ERP system to effectively review and release purchase orders for the purpose of procuring raw, semi-finished and finished goods and services as necessary to support the business. 

  • Engage in the creation and execution of schedule agreements or consignment structures as necessary.  

Master Data Integrity

  • Enable operational excellence through the control of master data relating to purchasing information.

Commodity Support

  • Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to core product commodities.

  • Responsible for cost control, to be achieved by supporting Sourcing on cost savings, supplier quality and development, and P2P optimization initiatives.

  • Communicate forecasts to suppliers.

  • Assist with New Product Development or Sustaining projects as required.

  • Partner with Transportation team on effective freight use and spend.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain / Logistics / Business or Related Field

  • ISM:CIPS / CPSM and or ASCM: CPIM / CSC Certification (desirable)

  • Experience using SAP for materials planning

  • Negotiation

  • Advanced skills with Excel based on level of experience

For more information on this Senior Buyer position, contact Chloe Somers

071 9140254