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Buyer Planner

Due to ongoing business expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer Planner to join our Supply Chain Team based in our Waterford site. Reporting directly to the Supply Chain Manager, this role will be responsible for the cost-effective management and supply of assigned materials and components across a global supply base, while ensuring the availability of materials in line with planned requirements. This role may also involve a small level of customer order management. This role will work closely with Production, Planning, Warehouse, Engineering, QA, and QC.

Job Title:

Buyer Planner

Reporting To:

Supply Chain Manager

The Main Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for the cost-effective management and supply of assigned materials and components across a global supply base.

Key Duties /Responsibilities:

  • Managing the supply of materials into the plant while ensuring a high standard of customer service and without disruption to the production plan.
  • Creating purchase orders within ERP system and ensuring these are kept up to date to allow for accuracy of information flow to Production and Planning.
  • Continual communication with internal customers to ensure daily material availability for operational areas of the business.
  • Minimise shortages to production plans, with a continual focus on 100% fill rate adherence.
  • Highlight any major external supply issues in a timely manner to ensure focus on resolution within the Supply Chain team.
  • Managing, analysing, and actioning customer forecast data.
  • Identifying and challenging stock levels, MOQs and material lead times as a part of standard inventory management.
  • Identify and drive cost reductions on a continual basis.

 Other essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Support and manage supply chain KPIs.
  • Ensuring all quality and GMP standards are met.
  • Compliance with all site Environmental, Health, and Safety requirements, training, and regulations.
  • To perform additional team tasks as required to support the effective running of the business.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following qualifications and experience criteria:

  • Qualified to a minimum of degree level or equivalent work experience.
  • Preferably have a formal Supply Chain Management qualification, e.g. APICS, IIPMM, or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in a high volume manufacturing environment, preferably in a medical device or highly regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record in interpreting customer demand and production schedules in complex volume manufacturing environments, from single piece parts to multi-level assemblies.
  • Must be detail orientated with the ability to prioritize and organize tasks to deliver on business objectives within a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a proven ability to respond well to change and maintaining flexibility while focusing on key objectives.
  • Must be able to work on their own initiative with strong problem solving and decision-making abilities, while also working as part of a multi-function team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral essential.
  • Must have ERP systems experience with SAP, or equivalent ERP system.
  • Must be highly computer literate in Excel and Microsoft office packages.

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