Procurement Specialist

Job Title: Procurement Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 122407
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 6 years ago

Job Description

Procurement Specialist
required to perform sourcing strategies, including the sourcing of production and non-production materials for our client based in Cork.

This successful candidate will achieve annual productivity improvement while maintaining or improving service levels. This role will support the Logistics Director, Materials Manager & Master Scheduler while monitor customer demand patterns and use to assist in inventory target setting and purchasing plans.

Responsibilities of Procurement Specialist:
Negotiating competitive cost with suppliers.
Develop and execute measurement tools to accurately gauge supplier performance.
Project managing; assignments, NPIs and Supplier selection, negotiation, contract review, etc.
Manage and develop suppliers to achieve on-going productivity achievements.
Ensure input of assigned plant is provided into category strategy development.
Achieve spend productivity targets at assigned location within specific category.
Maintains strong relationships with customers and suppliers for on-going improvements. Measure and track supplier performance.
Work with Receiving, Accounts Payable and other departments as required to resolve issues, reconcile errors and correct the root cause of problems.
Establishing correct Vendor data on SAP; Assess Vendor risks and advice on Stock holding policy and lead time.
Transitioning to new Vendors as per Corporate Purchasing Plan: Actions as above; Manage any new validations required as part of the transition.
Lead the Yearly Standard Cost Setting as part of the Budgeting process.
Deal directly with Vendors on mid to long term supply issues / relationship issues.

Requirements of Procurement Specialist:
Honours Bachelor of Business Studies, Engineering, Science or similar.
APICS certification an advantage.
4+ years direct procurement experience in a commodity / manufacturing environment.
Project Management experience is require, plus experience in Dealing with Third Party Vendors on commercial activities.
Strong analytical skills to make quantitative projections/recommendations.
Experienced in using MRP systems with SAP experience preferred.

Please phone Larry on 01-2302400 / /

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