Buyer/Planner - Major Medical Devices Company - Galway -Ireland

  • Job Reference: NET -173966
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2019
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary Benefits package negotiable
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Major Medical Devices Company in Galway City, Ireland is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:


The successful candidate will have responsibility for the purchase of raw materials and the scheduling and completion of work orders for the production floor to meet customer requirements.


*Determines production requirements and dock dates by running shortage reports and communicating with production planners.

*Obtains appropriate signature levels for purchase orders; prepares the order through the ERP/MRP/EPO system.

*Expedites materials from suppliers to ensure on-time delivery.

*Works with the Quality Assurance and Engineering departments to verify the accuracy of Non-Conforming Material Reports before returning materials to suppliers.

*Obtains corrective action reports from suppliers to ensure that quality problems are resolved in a timely manner.

*Supports the Engineering and Manufacturing departments on new product requirements to ensure that program deadlines are met.

*Attends scheduled production planning and engineering meetings.

*Provides monthly purchasing reports.

*Reviews supplier contracts and ensures Suppliers are meeting the negotiated service levels and agreed pricing.

*Evaluates vendor price increases. Works with management in obtaining new negotiated pricing and service levels.

*Meets with suppliers and manufacturers' representatives to obtain information concerning pricing, quality, availability and delivery of parts.

*Evaluates Engineering Change Notices for cost or delivery impacts and to coordinate implementation of changes with suppliers.

*Assists with supplier selection and set up.

*Provide backup cover to Planners as required

*Performs other related duties and tasks as required.


*Education and/or experience equivalent to a related Bachelor's Degree.

*A minimum of two years of purchasing experience.

*Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures.

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with others.

*Ability to communicate and negotiate well with vendors.

*Excellent knowledge of business mathematics.

*Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs.

REMUNERATION: Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer and negotiable


Please forward CV immediately to:

For informal enquiries, please phone Christy O'Hara on 087-9473404 and if outside Ireland 00353 87 9473404