Senior Purchasing Specialist – Sligo

  • Reference: SJ46981
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Sligo
  • Category: Retailing, Wholesaling & Purchasing

Our client, a leading company in Sligo, is seeking a Senior Purchasing Specialist.

Primary Function            

  • Responsible for supporting Engineering Projects
  • Responsible for managing Capital Purchases
  • Responsible for executing against the purchasing and supply management strategies created by the Category Managers.  
  • Work intimately with customers, divisions and the Category managers driving the organisational model.   
  • Provide superior levels of customer service and satisfaction while adhering to a strict standard of business ethics and integrity.  
  • The Snr Purchasing Specialist has delegated authority to commit company funds. 
  • This position will work on the definition and resolution of known or anticipated problems in value, quality, feasibility and specifications in the procurement of goods and services while contributing cost savings, partnerships with suppliers and other value added activities to support customer needs and expectations.
  • Proactively seek and lead innovative ways to improve the procurement processes, cycle times, and customer service levels
  • Considered an SME across categories. 
  • Strong understanding of “One Procurement” category strategies and work on projects that impact the “One Procurement” team.
  • Is recognized as an expert within own area.
  • Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Act as a lead, coordinating work but may not be a supervisor.

Core job responsibilities

  • First line responder; pivots between strategy and operations. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Execute against larger category strategies and work in the guidance of strategic category leaders
  • Researches and evaluates products and suppliers. Performs value analysis on costs and supplier quotes.
  • Recommends process improvements to streamline for efficiencies.
  • Analyses complex problems and delivers solutions
  • Support PO conversion 
  • Manage PO approvals
  • Educate on existing solutions and enable performance and tech tools development
  • Support Ops issues and invoice error resolution. Solves complex problems
  • PO change management and evaluate the cause for change.
  • Enable supplier integration and KPI’s
  • Drive value and lead savings outcomes
  • Collaboration with functions
  • Develops bids and proposal formats. Lead complex RFPs as well as lead small projects.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees.  CPM certification desired with 4-6 years of or Procurement experience.   Functional experience.

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