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Senior Buyer Planner

Senior Buyer Planner required in Galway with 6 years experience in Production Planning.

Buyer Planner will have complete responsibility for all Inventory and Vendor Management. The role will require working with cross-functional teams to ensure the smooth transition of the Forecast into an executable Master Production plan. 

Inventory Management

  • Manage the MRP element of the S&OP cycle.

  • Implementation and management of inventory for non-MRP-driven demand.

  • Implement strategies and programs to deliver year-on-year total material and service cost savings to meet company objectives while ensuring quality and continued supply.

  • Ensure effective inventory management & control, adhering to and implementing proactive strategies to improve inventory levels and DOH and working capital targets.

Vendor Management

  • Responsibility for the maintenance of company AVL through SAP.

  • Manage suppliers’ relationships which will include working with Freudenberg Medical legal department to implement contracts, Regular price reviews and negotiation, Kanban implementation and maintenance to support production build plans while adhering to purchasing and inventory policies. 

  • Identify and partner with new reliable vendors and suppliers as required.

  • Responsibility for the maintenance of service commodities contracts.

  • Maintain accurate SAP master data e.g. lead times, batch size, safety stock, MOQ, Min/Max etc… to ensure 100% system data accuracy.

  • Manage Supplier Evaluation and report on quarterly performance.

Master Production Schedule Management

  • Creation and maintenance of the MPS from the S&OP Sales Forecast on a monthly basis for delivery to production.

  • Work with production to manage issues preventing the execution of the MPS and production plan. Issues include but are not limited to non-conforming materials or processes, material or equipment availability, and completing unplanned requirements.

  • Measurement and reporting of the Adherence to the Schedule of the MPS


  • 6+ years of direct experience in a Production Planning environment.

  • Certification in APICS or similar qualification.

  • Experience in ERP systems is required, preferably in SAP.

  • Strong working knowledge of Supply Chain Management principles such as MRP & inventory planning & control.

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart.