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Employer Fastnet The Talent Group
Job Title Raw Materials Buyer 12 Month Contract

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Raw Material Buyer to join our Pharma client in East Cork on a 12-month contract basis. Reporting to the Supply Chain Lead, the Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the supply of Raw Materials to meet the production requirements in a multi-product environment.


* Manage the Materials Requirements Plan (MRP) to generate and release PO's (using SAP System) respecting the lead-times and minimum order quantities of the materials.
* Purchase Order Management through open order reconciliation and rescheduling
* Working with Central Procurement to arrange the purchasing of all Raw Materials & Packaging necessary for the operation of the site.
* Periodic forecasting of future volumes to suppliers
* Maintain SMS supplier management system with supply channel information for all materials purchased.
* Initiate master data update requests for SAP vendor add requests and new part add requests.
* Develop a strong relationship with all raw material suppliers.
* Liaise with suppliers through the Operational Support Procurement Group to ensure best value for money, cost effectiveness and inventory levels.
* Manage the Purchase Material Qualification (PMQ) process for qualification of new sources of supply, through a cross functional site team.
* Liaise closely with Production and Warehouse colleagues to monitor and manage any changes to the production plan.
* Liaise with warehouse on delivery schedule & co-ordination on deliveries of Bulk tankers, drummed solvents & packaging components
* Create IDIS on SAP GTS & send to Customs Clearance agent
* Placing POs on Ariba for Indirect services/costs for the site.
* Raising PMIRs for any Direct purchased materials & following up with suppliers on any corrective action required
* SAP Master Data Integrity: maintaining master data for all third party procured items
* Responsible for initiation of SAP workflows for Direct procured materials
* Supporting Hoisin project & any Business improvements identified in terms of SAP BI & BOBJ reporting
* Ensure cGMP and SOX compliance in Purchasing area.
* Invoice error resolution for the P2P process and all aspects of GFSS as pertaining to the role.
* Coordinate all Supplier related quality issues and drive to resolution


* Relevant experience of working in a similar role or demonstrated potential from roles or assignments held.
* Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry with an understanding of core principles of cGMP and EHS as they relate to raw materials procurement practices.
* Self-motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills, negotiation skills, problem solving and decision making.
* Knowledge of SAP is a requirement
* Flexibility in the role will be required, as additional duties to those outlined here, may arise during the course of the assignment.
* You will be committed to working in a team based environment and demonstrate high levels of initiative and energy.

Fastnet has a strict confidentiality policy - please be assured that your details will never be forwarded to any third party without your consent.

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Location Cork
Date Added 17 days ago
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