Senior Buyer – Galway

  • Reference: GY46696
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Galway
  • Category: Retailing, Wholesaling & Purchasing

The Senior Buyer is responsible for the planning and procurement of goods and services to support manufacturing and other operations


  • Work closely with R&D, Manufacturing and others in support of all procurement requirements
  • Scheduling, purchasing and expediting of Direct and Indirect materials in support of all departments.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best overall value.
  • Responsible for supply of assigned commodities, parts, office supplies and indirect materials as required by all departments.
  • Identify production outputs necessary to meet the Master Schedule over a determined time horizon.
  • Understand the fundamentals and principles of MRP.
  • Responsible for maintenance of MPS (Master Production Schedule).
  • Communicate timely and accurate material or production issues that affect ability to meet the Master Schedule or that affect current scheduled production activities.
  • Issue production orders
  • Create and publish production schedules governing the execution of planned manufacturing activities
  • Track and resolve all past due production orders on a daily/weekly basis
  • Manage supply chain to balance demand v/s supply and to meet company objectives with respect to customer satisfaction, revenue attainment, margin target, and inventory level.
  • Closely work with operations to manage lead-time, capacity, and optimize supply position throughout the entire supply chain both at finished goods and key component level.
  • Monitor inventory levels to determine required demand and adequate stock levels
  • Request quotes, samples and production first articles for evaluation of new product designs and potential suppliers
  • Manage suppliers with price discrepancies, damaged or returned material, logistics and other supplier issues.
  • Communicate and work with the Accounting Department on any payable issues.
  • Maintain key policies and procedures.
  • Reconcile material receipts and invoicing discrepancies
  • Manage assigned material inventories using established inventory control systems and tools including Kanbans, visual stocking systems, and MRP.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • B.A. Degree or equivalent and a minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a start-up, NPI or manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Excel and Word.
  • SAP Business One experience is a requirement.
  • Candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and perform as a team player.
  • Experience with MRP is required.
  • Ability to effectively work with personnel on all levels.
  • Well-developed multi-tasking skills in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt to consistently changing priorities.
  • Experience in a Medical Device manufacturing environment a plus

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