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Senior Buyer

  • Negotiable
  • North Dublin
  • Permanent

Our client, a Pharmaceutical company based in North Dublin, is now recruiting experienced Buyer to manage a portfolio of direct material suppliers to support its manufacturing operation.

Salary: Negotiable

Benefits: Subsidised Canteen, Gym, Flexible Working hours, Healthcare scheme.

The Role:

  • Purchase all direct materials to support Production operations, in line with
    business requirements. Maximise the use of ‘Lean Supply’ methods & VMI
    programs to minimise inventory levels.
  • Monitor key metrics in the areas of supplier delivery, cost, quality, and service which clearly demonstrate performance against targets. Drive supplier corrective actions where performance falls below agreed target levels.
  • Conduct Business Reviews with Suppliers to ensure that performance is to target and Siemens’ expectations are clearly understood. Agree development/improvement programs where required. Drive resulting corrective actions to conclusion.
  • Lead all significant issue resolution programs with suppliers, with other relevant functions (e.g. Supplier Quality, Engineering). Utilise structured problem solving techniques (e.g. A3) to ensure root causes are addressed and corrective actions are effective.
  • Identify supplier risk situations and work with site functions and Strategic
    Procurement to implement risk mitigations strategies
  • Participate in RfQ and Supplier Selection activities to ensure that any new
    suppliers are production-ready in line with business requirements, ensuring no interruption to operations. Lead the site cross-functional process for the evaluation and selection of new suppliers.

The Candidate: 

  • Strong working knowledge of leading Procurement Tools, Processes, Methods and Reporting Techniques.
  • Strong problem solving, planning and analytical skills. Ability to collate and
    analyse large amounts of data in a methodical and structured manner.
  • Ability to build strong and influential business relationships with suppliers to achieve business objectives. Capable of taking a strategic perspective with regard to supplier relationships and management
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills with suppliers, with demonstrative
    results in securing competitive pricing and overall terms and conditions
  • Strong numeracy skills and accurate financial analysis and reporting.
  • Experience of major part transfers (resourcing) and new supplier/part start-up programs in a controlled and risk-managed way.
  • Excellent oral communications, business writing skills, inter-personal and
    presentation skills. Ability to conduct and lead meetings effectively
  • Dynamic team player that can work proactively on cross-functional teams.
  • SAP Purchasing experience highly desirable
  • A degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or
    Engineering is essential
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ (Direct Materials) relevant experience within a Procurement function, preferably in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of working within a direct material Commodity Management environment and of dealing directly with Commodity Managers across a range of supplier management topics an advantage.
  • Experience of dealing with a broad range of direct material supplier organisations (commodity, size and scope) across Asia, Europe and the USA desirable.

If this Senior Buyer Role sounds like you, CALL US 01 8456 312.

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