Senior Purchasing Manager required for key leadership role by market-leading medical devices multinational in Galway. You will lead the purchasing team & all purchasing processes and coordinate and integrate the flow of materials among suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and customers. 


  • Identify, drive & support cost reduction initiatives
  • Management & development of the purchasing team
  • Ensure effective inventory strategies & control in line with company targets
  • Champion continuous process improvement within the purchasing function. Keeps up to date on the latest tools and techniques
  • Develop policies, procedures, systems, and processes for the Purchasing area and ensure compliance with policies
  • Management of Raw Material Inventory strategies to support production strategies within agreed targets
  • Analysis, reporting & commit response to all backorders
  • Negotiation & presentation of plans with all levels of plant management. A strong communicator, focussing on key messages and targeting key stakeholders
  • Work with New Product Development teams to provide material in line with project goals/ schedules
  • Partner with Planning to develop a direct and indirect materials supply plan that meets customer service requirements while maintaining minimum inventory and optimal manufacturing cost
  • Analysis & maintenance of all inventory and purchasing related reports, files & documents including Plant & Product Performance
  • Support the Management & Leadership team in the preparation of ad-hoc summary analysis reports & presentations

Essential Requirements:

  • Level 8 Degree in a related discipline
  • 10 years manufacturing experience in a Supply Chain environment
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Exposure to all Demand Management (DM), Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and inventory control
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP supply chain functionality is essential
  • Demonstrated achievement of driving change, continuous improvement and exposure to lean supply chain techniques
  • Excellent planning, problem-solving, analytical skills and advanced Excel skills
  • Financially and customer aware
  • Good communicator, team player, proactive and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act on own initiative under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate drive and ambition and an ability to lead

Please contact Emer Moore to discuss in confidence


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