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Procurement Buyer

  • Job reference: 928627
  • Location: Dublin South, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Date posted: 12/11/2019

Orion Group Sciences are looking for a Procurement Buyer for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the South of Dublin area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
Execute purchasing transactions for all Direct Materials, to ensure that products and services are delivered on time.


Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Ensures all purchases are executed in line with the Global procurement policy
  • Responsible for ensuring all data entered into company systems is accurate and current to enable accurate reporting and KPI management and appropriate escalation
  • Ordering and expediting as required (Purchase requisitions, transactions, order acknowledgment-handling, signalling deviation); Data creation and maintenance (vendor requests and set up, responsible for adhering to standard processes for data management)
  • Implementing purchase and inventory strategies for components and execute on component ordering by following up exception messages generated by ERP (SAP/ECC) and planning system Kinaxis RapidResponse
  • Material Master & Supplier Data Management (Set up and obsoletion process) NC/CAPA owner
  • Communication of critical items to internal and external parties
  • Balancing component receipts. Responsible for supply issue / constraints escalations and alerts to senior management
  • Apply Operational Excellence tools and support small projects with technical expertise
  • Support product launches, assist in setting up contracts, provide planning and other relevant information
  • Create analysis and accurate data reporting in support of projects or improvements and provide recommendations
  • Develop and maintain operational relationship with vendors
  • Participate in Business Reviews and support Supplier Management Processes with supplier
  • Collaborate with the site buying team to ensure cost efficient, dependable supply of raw materials including appropriate use of freight options and inventory management
  • Ensure the accuracy and issuance of raw material forecasts and that there is an understanding of all forecasted numbers
  • Manage the site's relationships with its vendors and when necessary implement corrective actions to ensure dependable supply. Work with Global Sourcing on escalations as required
  • Responsible for value tracking and reporting, capturing cost saving and cost avoidance
  • Responsible for Contract administration & optimization, monitoring vendor performance versus the contractual service levels
  • Participate in global functional networks. This may require participating in conference calls outside standard work hours

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Master's degree and 1 year of directly related experience
    or Bachelor's degree and 3 years of directly related experience
    or Associate's degree and 5 years of directly related experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in supply chain or logistics
  • 3 or more years of procurement experience in a leadership role within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries
  • Operational Excellence experience or training
  • Experience with SAP ERP and Kinaxis RapidResponse
  • Strong communication, teambuilding and negotiating skills
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Proven understanding of legal agreements
  • Current CPIM or APICs certification
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP regulations and GDP requirements
  • Strong material planning skills and experience with SAP are important
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP regulations and GDP requirements
  • Minimum of 3 years planning and using SAP
  • Strong material planning skills and experience with SAP are important

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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