R.T. Lane Recruitment

Our Client, a medical device manufacturing company located in Shannon is looking for a Senior Buyer to join their team.

A Senior Buyer is responsible for the on time efficient management of purchase orders and for their site. This involves working closely with the site operation scheduler to ensure the site supply plan/build plan is converted into a purchase order schedule and timely execution of the purchase order schedule. The senior buyer will play a lead role in purchasing related projects and collaborate with cross functional stakeholders to deliver same on time.


  • Responsibility for the purchase planning and ensuring any issues which will impact its timely execution are communicated/escalated to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Applying MRP knowledge in the timely execution completion of action messages from weekly MRP.
  • Controlling costs and reporting on price deviations and cost saving programmes.
  • Ensuring stock levels are within the agreed targets and operating within the company’s shelf-life policies
  • Manage and control purchase order processes compliant with company policy.
  • Assist with compiling quarterly supplier assessments based on KPI’s.
  • Ad-hoc project work and be supply chain representative in cross functional teams.
  • Proactively seek and drive cost improvements for items within portfolio.
  • Represent purchasing team at daily operations meeting and communication of updates for open items.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of supply chain purchase order management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and produce outputs on a regular, timely basis
  • Ability to use analytical tools to issue, support, and execute decisions
  • Analytical skills and ability to extract meaning information from various sources of data
  • Ability to communicate effectively both upwards and across the organization
  • Act on own initiative, strong IT, administrative, planning, organisation and communication skills.
  • Strong team player and demonstrated continuous improvement success.

Education and Experience Required:

  • 3rd Level Diploma Degree in Business/Supply Chain/Engineering ideally, APICS/CPIM preferred.
  • 5-7 years’ progressive work experience and responsibility within high-volume regulated manufacturing environment preferably medical devices.
  • Strong MRP understanding and experience with one or more ERP integrated systems (e.g. SAP, JD Edwards,).
  • In-depth knowledge of order management, planning, scheduling, purchasing and inventory control.
  • Proficient with using Microsoft Office software, in particular Excel and Powerpoint.

Salary is around 55-60K plus 10% bonus and benefits

Contact me on 022 26006 for details or email zhana@rtlanerecruitment.ie

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