Senior Buyer

Location County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 5 months ago
Contact Glenda Reddington
Job Ref GR272_1549362482

Job Description

Senior Buyer

Reporting to Head of procurement

Salary: Negotiable

This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious experienced Procurement professional. You will be assisting and supporting the department to manage overhead expenditure and delivery and identify opportunities for cost saving.

Main Activities/Tasks

  • Ensuring that all Materials and Services are sourced, ordered and delivered in a timely and cost effective manner to meet weekly production and organisational requirements.
  • Managing vendor performance on an ongoing basis, ensuring consistent quality and compliance with GMP and GDP requirements with on time in full delivery.
  • Assisting Technical Procurement Team with all NPD projects on a raw material sourcing basis.
  • Procurement lead for Purchase-to-Pay system, supporting the business and end user needs.
  • Establishing and maintaining measurable KPIs for all levels of procurement activities including supplier performance, cost savings and inventory targets, aligning with corporate objectives / targets and reporting to senior management on a timely basis.
  • Working with key internal stakeholders to minimise the risk of interruption to supply to new and existing product portfolios.
  • This will include supporting the inventory model and minimising stock obsolescence.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a commercial / business discipline;
  • Minimum CIPS level 3 or equivalent certification;
  • Minimum of 5 Years' experience in a similar Senior Procurement role, ideally in a high compliance / regulated manufacturing environment, to include direct line staff management experience (e.g. Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, food);
  • Highly numerate with strong IT skills, including advanced Excel (e.g. pivot tables, lookups) and with demonstrable experience in ERP / MRP systems;

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