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Direct Materials Buyer


  • DOE
  • North County Dublin
  • Permanent

Our client, a leading medical device manufacturer, has instructed us to search for a Direct Materials Buyer. The chosen candidate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of direct material suppliers and support its manufacturing operation. This is a Permanent role.

For more information call Emma Skelton on 01 845 6302

Salary: DOE

Benefits: Flexible Working, Bonus, Pension, Gym and Sports and Social, Healthcare, Generous Holidays

Duties:

  • Purchase all direct materials in order to support the 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.
  • To make sure that all Supplier and Material master data is both 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:

  • BA degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Engineering is essential.
  • 3-5+ years’ experience (Direct Materials) preferably in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience of dealing with a broad range of international direct material supplier organisations is a plus.
  • Must have a proven commercial mind-set and the ability to assess and manage.

If this Direct Materials Buyer role sounds like YOU, Call US on 01 845 6302

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