Job Description

Direct Buyer - North Dublin

Ref No: AM18169

County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Direct Buyer - North Dublin.
This position is being offered as a 23 months fixed-term contract.

In this role you will:

Purchase Materials to support production and service in line with business needs.
Maximise use of ‘Lean Supply’ methods to meet delivery and inventory objectives.
Monitor key metrics in the areas of on-time delivery, inventory, cost, quality and service to achieve agreed targets with suppliers.
Lead all significant issue resolution programs with suppliers, with Engineering and Quality
Conduct business reviews with suppliers to ensure that performance is to target and any required improvements are agreed
Contribute to the site Productivity program through the implementation of cost reduction projects and transfers.
Work with Strategic Procurement to advance the performance and optimisation of the supply base.

Interested applicants should have:
Good working knowledge of Procurement tools, processes, methods and reports.
Planning and analytical skills, ability to collate and analyse data for decision making.
Problem solving skills with a continuous improvement mindset.
Capable of negotiating with and influencing suppliers to deliver business results.
Excellent oral communications, business writing skills and presentation skills.

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related discipline (QQI level 8).
Minimum of 5 years' professional experience within Procurement, preferably within a manufacturing environment.
Experience of dealing with a broad range of supplier organisations across Europe, Asia and North America.
Ability to interact with and influence suppliers at a senior management level, to manage escalations.
Established commercial mindset with the ability to assess and conclude business decisions with suppliers

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