Buyer- County Westmeath
Buyer- County Westmeath. Principal Accountabilities of this role: Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. • Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations. • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities. • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation. • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities. • Prepare reports and updates as and when required. • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements. • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods. • Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules. • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships. • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships. • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations. • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues. Interested applicants should have: • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers. • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills. • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem-solving ability. • Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets. • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment. • Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations. • Keen attention to detail and accuracy. • Familiarity with an (ERP) system. • Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within a manufacturing environment. • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown. • Experience of working closely with suppliers. • At least 2 to 3 years’ experience as a buyer.
15 days ago