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Purchasing Manager

Job in Ireland
Other locations: Shannon, Republic of Ireland
Posted by FRS Recruitment
Full Time position (Ref. #FRS22814)
Listed on 2020-09-28
Job specializations:
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
    Procurement, Purchasing Clerk, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing
  • Management
    Operations Manager
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Our client, a well established company in the metal fabrication industry, are currently looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to lead the purchasing and warehouse departments. Ideal candidate will have experience from the same or similar industry.

Main duties and responsibilities:
* Manage and oversee the operations and daily activities of the purchasing department
* Establish, implement and monitor purchasing policies, procedures and best practices
* Direct procurement policies to ensure all items are purchased and delivered within budget and time constraints
* Develop and drive a cost reduction programme across all suppliers and vendors
* Identify and source new suppliers and vendors
* Develop, manage and maintain vendor and supplier relationship process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability
* Establish and update an approved vendor/supplier database
* Develop, negotiate and administer purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organisational requirements
* Measure and manage the vendor and supplier cost, quality and delivery performance
* Oversee supplier compliance with internal quality standards and external regulations
* Introduce performance improvement measures for suppliers and vendors
* Work with relevant departments to manage inventory requirements
* Facilitate timely placement of purchase orders
* Review purchase orders for proper authorization and compliance with organizational policy and procedures
* Develop and manage purchasing budgets and forecasts
* Monitor and reduce purchase variances to meet profit objectives
* Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, costs and delivery performance
* Performance manage, develop and motivate purchasing staff
* Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organisational needs and market conditions

Main requirements and Qualifications:
* Third level qualification in Business , Materials management or related field
* Experience in purchasing and procurement
* Management experience
* Working knowledge of project management principles and practices
* Working knowledge of all laws and regulations relating to procurement and contracts
* Knowledge of purchasing and supply chain systems, LEAN principles of planning and MRP/ERP systems
* Business and financial acumen
* High competency level in MS Office applications

Key Competencies
* Communication skills
* Negotiating and networking skills
* Planning and organizational skills
* Analytical skills
* Problem-solving
* Results-orientated
* Teamwork
* Attention to detail

To apply for this job, please submit your CV (in Word format)  now in the strictest of confidence.

Position Requirements
Contact Information
Contact Name: FRS Recruitment
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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