Job Overview

Our client a manufacturing company based in the Tipperary area are currently seeking to recruit a Buyer to join their team.
The Buyer is involved in a mix of supply chain activities detailed below:

  • Key person for purchasing stock for manufacturing and sales.
  • Complete negotiations with suppliers in relation to quantity, cost, delivery and stock holding.
  • Generate, adjust, and expedite purchase orders based on MRP.
  • Maintain optimal inventory levels for the business.
  • Track and monitor purchase orders, keeping production informed of any problems/delays.
  • Monitor and report supplier quality and delivery performance.
  • Resolve supplier-related problems (work closely with suppliers to ensure a positive and professional relationship exists with clear and open lines of communication).
  • Interface with Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning and Quality to ensure timely throughput and proper prioritisation of materials received.
  • Identify expired, excess, and obsolete materials and disposition the material appropriately.
  • Analyse and report supply chain performance and diagnose key improvement areas (e.g., supply variability, inventory level, service level, backorder etc.).
  • Maintain the key supplier list as current.

Skills & Attributes

  • Previous experience in a similar role essential
  • Degree/diploma in logistics/supply chain/purchasing an advantage
  • Demonstrate an analytical aptitude and the ability to work under pressure to deliver what is required on time is vital
  • Be a strong team player and can communicate well and work unsupervised if required.
  • Have the ability to prioritise work effectively
  • Excellent oral & written communication & strong negotiation skills
  • A pleasant, patient, and friendly attitude
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong detail orientation and strong numeracy skills
  • Confident with strong communication skills

For full spec and company details, apply with an up-to-date CV to Elizabeth in FRS Recruitment Kilkenny via link provided.

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