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Senior Buyer Planner

Senior Buyer Planner

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer Planner to join an established multinational medical device manufacturing company on a permanent contract here in Cork. In this role, the individual will perform senior-level Production Planning and Supplier Management activities to support the Cork Operations. They will deliver best practices that support a large-scale SI&OP process and a complex purchasing portfolio and leads a team to deliver operational excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Drive Sales Inventory and Operations Planning for the site to support service and cost performance.

·       Utilise existing MRP and demand planning systems to develop an effective data-based planning & purchasing platform.

·       Motivate and develop a team to support end-to-end supply chain management and develop key skillsets within the team.

·       Establish programs and processes to deliver year-on-year improvements in service, cost and inventory performance.

·       Develop strategic working relationships across all elements of supply chain (Global Supply Chain, Global Sourcing, Operations, Distribution, Suppliers etc).

·       Complete high-level analysis of critical supply chain events, using data to influence senior leadership team.

·       Communicate with clarity and establish a strong voice of the customer across the site.

·       Foster a culture of Continuous Improvement to support site lean initiatives.

·       Driving long-term capacity & supply plans for all products.

·       Provide leadership on New Product Launch Strategies and Introduction.

·       Managing Material Supply to ensure Manufacturing commitments are achieved as well as Corporate and Plant objectives. Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.

·       Support annual site budget process determining volumes for Finished Goods and Raw to support Earnings, Headcount and Purchase costs

·       Lead analysis of Excess, Expired and Obsolescence in accordance with Financial process

·       Act as Purchasing SME (both Quality and Financial) to support internal and external audit and compliance requirements.

Key Requirements:

·       Third level qualification such as a Business Degree in Supply Chain or related field is required.

·       Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in SAP and MRP Systems

·       Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in Rapid Response (Kinaxis)

·       Experience in leading Sales and Operations Planning

·       Strong Communication Skills with the ability to influence broadly.

·       Knowledge of End to End Supply Chain

·       NPI / Integration Experience.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Megan O’Doherty.