Buying Planning Lead, Galway

Job Title: Buying Planning Lead, Galway
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 123691
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Buying Planning Lead, Galway
Our client, a Medtech development and manufacturing company based in Galway, now seeks a highly experienced Buying Planning Lead who will provide leadership on New Product Launch Strategies and Introduction.

The successful candidate will performs senior-level Supplier Management and Production Planning activities to support the Galway site. Additionally, acts as Purchasing SME (both Quality and Financial) to support internal and external audit and compliance requirements.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in delivering best practices that support a large-scale SI&OP process and a complex purchasing portfolio and leads a team to deliver operational excellence.

Responsibilities of Buying Planning Lead:
Provide on-site support to ensure all relevant purchasing and planning requirements are satisfied in a timely and efficient manner in keeping with business needs.
Managing Material Supply to ensure Manufacturing commitments are achieved as well as Corporate and Plant objectives. Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.
Motivate and develop a team to support end to end supply chain management and develop key skill sets within the team.
Develop strategic working relationships across all elements of supply chain (Global Supply Chain, Global Sourcing, Supplier Engineering, Operations, Distribution, Suppliers, etc.).
Complete high-level analysis of critical supply chain events, using data to influence senior leadership team.
Drive Sales Inventory and Operations Planning for the site to support service and cost performance.
Utilise existing MRP and demand planning systems to develop an effective data-based purchasing and planning platform.
Communicate with clarity and establish a strong voice of the customer across the site.
Foster a culture of Continuous Improvement to support site lean initiatives.
Driving long term capacity & supply plans for all products.
Establish programs and processes to deliver year on year improvements in service, cost and inventory performance.
Support annual site budget process determining volumes for Finished Goods and Raw to support Earnings, Headcount and Purchase costs
Lead analysis of Excess, Expired and Obsolescence in accordance with Financial process.

Requirements for Buying Planning Lead:
Honours Bachelors Degree Level 8 in Business, Engineering, Science or relevant area.
APICS certification or equivalent an advantage.
8 years’ experience in a relevant Buying and / or Planning role within Supply Chain area.
Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in SAP and MRP Systems.
Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in Rapid Response (Kinaxis).
Experience of leading Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning.
Strong Communication Skills with ability to influence broadly.
Knowledge of End to End Supply Chain.
NPI / Integration Experience.
Collaborative approach to problem solving.

Please phone Larry on 01-2302400 / /

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