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Buyer/Planner - Portlaoise - position filled

Our Client - A Portlaoise based company are seeking tJob Description Buyer/Planner
• Experience needed of purchasing raw materials in a manufacturing environment.
• Working knowledge of MRP systems preferable SAP.
• In-debt understanding of MRP concepts including bills of material.
• Must be ‘hands on’ with strong problem-solving acumen

Job duties;
• Analyse messages from MRP system and place orders and manage lead-times in an effective & efficient manner.
• Manage suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality, control inventories and ensure a timely and cost-effective flow of materials.
• Monitor open purchase orders for all orders to ensure on-time deliveries.
• Proactively report product and material availability issues.
• Monitor and report key performance metrics, including standard costing, purchase price variance, inventory shortages and supplier performance.
• Manage inventories to ensure continuous productions while minimising turns.
• Develop a through working knowledge of required MRP systems.
• Bring ideas to management and be able to implement necessary process improvements.
• Develop mutually beneficial, respectful and effective relationships with peers to ensure seamless co-ordination between departments.
cv to angela@shorttrecruitment.ie