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Direct Materials Buyer

  • €55k
  • North Dublin
  • Permanent

Our Client, based in North County Dublin are looking for an experienced, proven Direct Materials Buyer to join their team. If you have 4 years within the Procurement function – read on – this could be the job for you. Call Cormac Spencer on 01 845 4651 for more info]

Salary:  to €55k,

Benefits: 25 days Holidays + Bank Holidays, Pension, Healthcare, Bonus, Flexible working arrangements, Canteen, Parking,


  • Purchase all direct materials to support Production operations and spare parts service, in line with business requirements.
  • Maximise the use of the Supplier scheduling, lean supply model to minimise inventory levels.
  • Liaison with suppliers to ensure continuity of material supply in order to avoid production interruption, in accordance with purchasing and inventory policies.
  • Provide timely updates to internal stakeholders of issues affecting supply and recovery plan details.
  • Carry out structured problem-solving techniques (e.g. A3) to ensure root causes are addressed and corrective actions
  • are effective.
  • Monitor key metrics in the areas of supplier delivery, inventory, cost, quality and service which clearly demonstrate performance against targets.
  • Drive supplier corrective actions where performance falls below agreed target levels.
  • Ensure that all Supplier and Material master data is maintained and kept up to date to ensure the integrity of the Planning and Purchasing processes
  • Input into the site cross-functional process for the evaluation and selection of new suppliers.
  • Design and implementation of cost reduction ideas, including support for part transfer (re-sourcing) projects.

Skills \ Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 4+ years’ (Direct Materials)preferably in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of dealing with a broad range of international direct material supplier organisations across Asia, Europe and the USA desirable.
  • Must have a proven commercial mind-set and the ability to assess and manage through to fruition business agreements with suppliers.

If this Direct Material Buyer role sounds like YOU – Apply here. Call Cormac on 01 845 4651 for more info

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