Buyer required by medical devices multinational in Galway – 3 years Purchasing / Production Planning experience, strong SAP & experience in medical devices or automotive or aerospace sector required.


  • Purchase order placement and expediting
  • Supplier management and performance measurement
  • Provide forecast of raw material requirements with internal and external vendors on a periodic basis
  • Work closely with engineering and manufacturing to ensure the best suppliers and components are utilized in the design; negotiate pricing, terms, availability and lead times with suppliers
  • Prepare supply chain summary reports of the BOM (Bill of Material) to clearly define cost, lead times, supplier locations, component reuse and supply chain strategies
  • Procure materials for assigned departments. Prioritize, schedule critical material orders and negotiate with vendors to determine and assure best quality/service
  • Source new raw materials / suppliers & manage the RFQ process when required
  • Maintain and develop MRP including the placement of purchase orders, updating of pricing and following up of order confirmations
  • Work closely with other members of the Operations team to identify & minimise risks to supply chain in order to ensure on-time delivery to customers and to resolve any issues that may arise
  • Develop and drive inventory reduction strategies and activities to achieve inventory targets and minimise excess & obsolete
  • Identify & implement cost reduction strategies with supplier base
  • Review materials and capacity requirements for SI&OP supply process and highlight potential issues and provide resolutions for potential deviations to plan
  • Liaise closely with relevant functions to ensure the planning and control process is supported by accurate BOMs, routings, yields etc
  • Provide support to other team members in fulfilling the agreed company objectives and strategy
  • Collaborate regularly with Supply Base Managers to ensure alignment with strategic sourcing goals & initiatives
  • Work as required with engineering to ensure supplier products are qualified


  • Level 8 Degree in a related discipline
  • 3+ years of purchasing and/or production planning experience
  • Strong SAP knowledge essential
  • Must have experience in Medical Devices OR Automotive OR Aerospace sector
  • Working knowledge of Assembly & Manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple orders in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Excellent proactive communication & organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines and follow through
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting tasks in a dynamic environment
  • High degree of accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP and Internet use

Please contact Emer Smith to discuss this urgent requirement in confidence


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