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Purchasing Manager

Reference:POR511147 Location: Wexford
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: BD Manager, Purchasing Manager

An enthusiastic, dynamic Purchasing Manager is required to join a market leading manufacturing business in Wexford. The Purchasing Manager will assume overall responsibility for achieving Company goals based on corporate inventory requirements and sales forecasts for the year ahead. The candidate will work to ensure materials, work in progress and finished goods are purchased and maintained under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory guidelines, within budgetary requirements. This includes all current product lines and new production introductions. The candidate must be a skilled negotiator with experience in the manufacturing/pharmaceutical industry.

The Role;

  • Source, identify and manage suppliers/partners for raw materials, packaging materials, while assessing ability to meet quality, service and delivery requirements.
  • Source, identify and manage suppliers/partners for goods and services, as required by the organisation.
  • Negotiate optimum price levels for raw and packaging materials.
  • Develop annual sourcing plans reflecting year-over-year cost reductions, quality enhancements and continuous improvement.
  • Define optimal sourcing policies regarding inventory management and replenishment frequencies.
  • Carry out annual supplier reviews with QAM.
  • Lead the way in managing obsolete and slow-moving stock, in the most profitable manner.
  • Monitor and drive KPIs including, process improvement, cost reduction, capacity planning and delivery.

The Person;

  • 3rd level qualification in business or supply chain
  • Minimum 4-5 years Purchasing experience gained within the Pharmaceutical or Manufacturing industry
  • Experience of production capacity and constraints
  • Experience of a continuous improvement programmes
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent teamwork/interpersonal skills
  • Motivation to drive continuous improvement & cost reduction processes