Job Description

Regional Vendor Scheduler - County Mayo

Ref No: AM18094

County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Regional Vendor Scheduler - County Mayo.

The overall responsibility of the Regional Vendor Scheduler role is to ensure that the supply of materials meet production & sales plans taking into consideration contracts, batch sizes, inventory policies and storage capacity. The scope includes procurement of packaging materials and direct materials of dedicated categories. This role will also involve leading the relationship management activities with suppliers, as they relate to operational or tactical processes.

Core aspects of position:

Purchase Order Management-
• Create, release, submit and follow through of Purchase Orders to meet the demands of the production plan and Product Commercialisation requirements for dedicated material categories.
• Review MRP suggestions and exception messages daily and activate materials purchase, re-schedule and cancellation accordingly to support the production plan.
• Ensure manufacturing requirements are met and inventory policy adhered to.
• Follow through and monitor inbound deliveries with Suppliers, Global Quality Laboratories & Plant teams to ensure materials are available in-time for production and meeting inventory guidelines.
• Fix issues (problem solving) with the key stakeholders for ensuring Continuity of Supply.
• Revise delivery schedule in a timely manner to communicate changes either internally or externally driven.
• Liaise with Plant Champions as appropriate.
• Ensure Purchase Order closure and perform Invoice verification with Finance & key stakeholders, as necessary.
• Materials Inventory Management
• Purchase materials in adherence to the inventory guidelines to support the production plan.
• Perform weekly shortage reporting and mitigate any associated risks to supply
• Support the Materials Review Board processes by ensuring inventory levels comply with company’s policy.
• Supplier Management and development
• Develop existing suppliers by performing regular performance reviews on suppliers’ delivery and drive improvements.

• Master Data maintenance-
• As part controller for purchased items in SAP, review and manage the Master Data.
• Registration of materials with relevant Authorities
• Understand and comply with the requirements of the local authorities.

• Supplier Management-
• Manage suppliers' quality and performance by submitting non-compliance report and following through till closure.
• Drive improvement initiatives

Educational Requirements

• Degree or Diploma in Business, Chemistry or Food Science or equivalent.
• MRPII or ERP knowledge is preferred.
• Quality systems ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 experience would be considered an advantage.
• SAP experience an advantage (not essential).

Experience Requirements:

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in multinational organisations in Supply Chain/ Purchasing / Procurement function.
• Excellent communication skills, with proficiency in English.
• Excellent PC skills in Microsoft and Powerpoint.
• Good level of analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
• Good negotiation and vendor management skills.
• Good analytical skills on inventory management and optimisation.


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