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Senior Buyer/Planner


CareerWise Recruitment




A Senior Buyer/Planner is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. The Sr. Buyer/Planner will manage supplier orders and demand planning tasks with NPD & Technology teams. This individual will align with Project Management and Operations Supply teams to ensure an uninterrupted raw materials supply pipeline. In this role you will also be a part of the Supply Chain team developing and implementing short, medium and long-term operations plan and networks that address capacity issues, production decisions, and supply in support of business growth. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information. THE ROLE: * Sources, purchases, plans, and schedules the movement of raw materials, packaging materials, parts, components, services, supplies, finished goods, and related material through production and inventory process. * Identifies raw material, component, and related requirements from engineering and production specifications and schedules. * In front-end procurement mode, analyzes spend data and determines factors that affect prices and determines lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules. * Coordinates and follows up with planning, production, warehouse, supplier QA and engineering personnel to ensure appropriate procurement, scheduling, and movement of materials and services. * Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. * May monitor performance of suppliers and collaborate on demand analysis planning. * Communicates primarily and frequently with external - suppliers, internal - planning, R&D, Engineering, supplier QA. * Manage product availability, backorder, inventory management and global distribution network. * Function as the expert in coverage area, understand relationships between demand, supply and inventory management, and help the Plants and/or suppliers to improve KPI. * Provides cross-commodity sourcing and demand planning management support for New Product Development teams, Technology group, and Research group. * Supports supplier Value Stream and Capacity Planning. * Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure Supplier/Material Readiness for Qualification and initial Commercial builds. * Collaborates with stakeholders in order to track and manage supplied component Quality, Supply Risk, Material Cost, Response / Lead Time, & Technology advancement for the full Device Bill of Material, (for both the new and legacy components. * Ability to integrate production capabilities and delivery calendars into supply/inventory plans using multiple methodologies utilizing lean problem solving within group/team and cross-functional environment. * Set up and maintain master data across multiple planning and execution systems understanding connectivity between the systems. REQUIREMENTS: * Bachelor's Degree required. * Minimum of 4 years' experience in a technical sourcing, project management, or new product development role, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience. * Purchasing and/or Planning knowledge/experience with specific technologies/commodities such as injection molding, extrusion, machining, wire drawing, lab testing services, and other component or sub-assembly manufacturing methods/processes. * Familiar with purchasing module in ERP (preferably SAP. * Supply chain management/sourcing/supply and/or demand planning experience. * APICS and/or Lean Sigma experience or certification is a plus. * Program/project management experience. * NPD/NPI work experience. * Basic understanding of Import/Export. * Dynamic team player and leader who can work effectively on cross-functional teams. * Medical device or regulated industry and knowledge of applicable FDA/GMP and International medical device regulations and standards experience preferred. Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 or email: CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence. Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, ICT, Engineering, Food and Agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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66 days ago