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API Purchaser

An international Pharmaceutical business is currently seeking an API Purchaser to join their team in Dublin. The focus of the role will be to support the General Management in all procurement and sourcing activities related to the API category. Helping to identify cost reduction, quality of supply and material improvement opportunities. Aiding to continuously improve sourcing process, and facilitate sourcing initiatives and supplier selection process. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Manage relationship with suppliers, leading contract agreements, guarantee...

Location: Dublin,
API Purchaser
Dublin €65000 - €70000

Buyer / Planner

The Role A leading medical devices business is significantly expanding its product portfolio, and is therefore searching for a talented and creative Buyer / Planner. The successful candidates will join a dynamic team under the leadership of a highly experienced management team in an exciting expansion phase for the company. This is a challenging role where you will be responsible for materials requirements planning, material purchasing, supplier relationship management, product life cycle and service design. You will be responsible for: Responsible f...

Location: Galway,
Buyer / Planner
Galway Not Disclosed

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner A vacancy has arisen with our South Dublin based biopharmaceutical client for a Supply Chain Planner/Buyer on a permanent basis. Role/Responsibilities • Support commercial, and NPI production plans from a procurement perspective. • Action forecasts for procurement of the raw materials, consumables as per scheduled requirements. • Procure and monitor materials in line with Global policies. • Expedite delivery and approval of materials on a priority basis by developing level loaded receipt plans. • Liais...

Location: Dublin, Dublin South,
Supply Chain Planner
Dublin Not Disclosed
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Buyer Career Profile


A typical Buyer role is to help control and manage purchasing of a designated portfolio of materials/services depending on the nature of the organisation. The buyer is generally responsible for strategies to deliver improved value for money and supplier performance and requires a balance of procurement expertise, appropriate specialist experience with well-developed negotiation, and contract management skills.

Buyers will be expected to work closely with stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes against business plans. The buyer may also typically be responsible for analysis and management of inventory, while ensuring other key process metrics of the organisation are met. The development and maintenance of the supply chain for the business unit will also be a key expectation of the role of a Buyer.

Typical Duties of a Buyer include

  • To help deliver Supply Chain Objectives
  • To deliver measurable improvements in value for money
  • Knowledge of contracts
  • Help maximise supplier performance
  • To help develop and deliver procurement strategies
  • To develop and maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships

Key skills of a typical buyer should possess are

  • 3rd level qualification in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics or other equivalent is required
  • Three years plus experience in a buying/purchasing environment
  • Knowledge of company areas of spend (this tends to be industry specific)
  • High commercial acumen
  • Ability to deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills essential
  • An understanding of business operations
  • PC literate