Meissner’s new facility in Castlebar is being brought online to expand Meissner’s manufacturing footprint into Europe to both augment their capacity as well as better serve their existing European customer base. The Castlebar facility will produce Single-Use Process Solutions (SUPS) used by their biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical customers in the manufacture of cutting edge and lifesaving medicines.
This position will be responsible for coordinating the supply chain operations in a new manufacturing facility located in Castlebar, Ireland.
The Supply Chain Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the materials necessary to support their manufacturing operations are available when needed and at a competitive price. This includes raw materials that needs to be sourced from existing vendors as well as items for which local sourcing will need to be established.
The Supply Chain Coordinator will be an integral part of the team in Castlebar and locally report to the Managing Director – Castlebar.
- Manage routine and impromptu purchases from vendors, preparing purchase orders, process purchase requisition requests, and vendor information.
- Monitor and maintain inventory to ensure vital inventory is in stock for manufacturing orders.
- Negotiate with vendors to achieve most favorable pricing and terms.
- Act as point of contact for vendors and the Company.
- Communicate with Manufacturing, Quality, and Accounting departments to ensure materials and supplies are ordered and delivered on time with sufficient quality to be released to production.
- Communicate with accounting to ensure that invoices are paid and that any discrepancies are resolved.
- Monitor supplier performance through the effective application of KPIs to assess their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
- Participate in continuous improvement opportunities within your area in order to eliminate wastes.
Supply Chain Support
- In conjunction with the key stakeholders you will function as part of a Supply Chain Team that assumes total ownership of the supply chain system (purchasing, planning, production scheduling, inventory management, customer services, freight & logistics)
- Work with account managers (sales) to identify active projects in the early stage of evaluation or adoption and link to specific part / order numbers and customer deadlines.
- Generate lead-time analysis documents and communicate risk associated to componentry to customers.
- Receive forecasts and update inventory planning accordingly up until the point of portfolio maturity.
- Manage expedite requests when no purchase order or final design exists.
- Analyse inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste and optimise customer service.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully function in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
- 3rd level qualification in Business, Supply Chain, or other related degree from an accredited university.
- Certificate in Production and Inventory Management is a plus.
- Membership of APICS desirable.
- Good business ethics and basic understanding of legal contracts.
- The successful candidate must have excellent people management skills, a Team player and have the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
- Knowledge in category management and the triangle of purchasing (risk management, relations management & lowest total cost of ownership) is an advantage.
For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart.