Lead Buyer, SME & Manager role

Job Title: Lead Buyer, SME & Manager role
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 123754
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Lead Buyer, SME & Manager role
Our client, a Medtech development and manufacturing company based in Galway, now seeks a highly experienced Lead Buyer who will provide Subject Matter Expert leadership on New Product Launch Strategies & Introduction while leading small Buying & Planning team supporting manufacturing on the Galway site.

The successful candidate will act as Purchasing SME (both Quality and Financial) to support production on site, through supplier relationship management and delivering on sales demands. Also, this hire will lead internal and external audits and compliance requirements. Additionally, this hire will lead Supplier Management and Production Planning activities for the site.

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

Responsibilities of Lead Buyer, SME & Manager role:
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.

Requirements for Lead Buyer, SME & Manager role:
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 role within Supply Chain area. Planning is desirable.
Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in SAP and MRP Systems.
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 / larry@rftgroup.ie / www.rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

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