Role Location: Cavan
Level: Mid to senior level
The Purchasing Manager will have responsibility to ensure security of supply on all products and services at best achievable cost through supplier development and management whilst meeting internal and external compliance and standards requirements. This role reports to the supply chain manager and manages two direct reports.
Locally controlled material procurement to client specification at best cost
Delivery of cost reduction and cost avoidance programmes
Service and project procurement at best possible total cost of ownership
Certainty of product & services supply including risk identification & reduction
Supplier performance management & improvement
Internal controls compliance to best in class, with strong purchasing spend controls
Achieve cost reduction and cost avoidance targets
Manage raw material & finished goods supplier performance to ensure on time in full delivery to fulfil planned manufacturing & customer order requirements
Development and improvement of locally managed supply base to meet future requirements
Reduction of business risk through raw material dual sourcing and supply chain development
Management of supply shortage risks through negotiation and escalation
Management of capex and technical spend to achieve best cost
Provision and implementation of critical KPI's, to improve safety, environment, on time in full delivery, cost savings, cost avoidance, and customer experience
Are you the ideal candidate
Purchasing Degree or equivalent will be an advantage and Supply Chain or APICS certification desired with 7 years plus experience in a similar role.
Proven experience in a supply chain role, materials procurement or supply management strongly preferred.
Proven experience of working within a change environment.
Experience in ERP systems with SAP preferred
Project management skills; problem solving ability
Experience of WCM or equivalent lean management tools preferred
Excellent people and communication skills
Process and procedure driven; KPI and results driven