Collins McNicholas

Title: Senior Buyer/ Engineer


Min 2 – 4yrs. experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment. Process knowledge of mechanical component assembly, purchasing process and price negotiations. Knowledge of Power Electronics a distinct advantage.


  • Procurement market research for commodities purchased, this will include new supplier identification and benchmarking.
  • Complete contract and price negotiating with suppliers.
  • Supplier development Logistics / Quality / Technology.
  • Carry out cost reduction project in Supplier Logistics / Purchasing.
  • Implementing vendor programmes including EDI, Consignment Stock, and Self Bill.
  • Support supplier escalation to resolve difficult supply issues.
  • Member of various project teams responsible for (NPI) new production introduction or other teams where purchasing involvement is required.
  • Efficient analysis of material requirements to ensure no surplus or obsolete material.
  • Maintain price and supplier information as well as PPV forecasting, price
  • development reporting and other supplier related information on SAP.
  • Maintain the companies vendor rating system and put improvement plans in place if required.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your Supervisor / Manager.


  • Degree in Business or Engineering essential (NFQ Level 8).
  • German language a distinct advantage.

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