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Reference ID : 104MQ
Category :
  • Pharma / Biotech
Date Posted : Jun 19, 2020
Job Location
  • Dublin
- Dublin
Experience : 3+ Years
Salary : Negotiable - DOE
Employment Type
Michael McQuade
Contact Number : 086-0435195
Headcount Engineering is seeking a Procurement Buyer for our client’s biopharmaceutical facility in Dublin.

Principal Responsibilities

The Buyer will execute purchasing transactions for all Direct Materials, to ensure that products and services are delivered on time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all purchases at the client site are executed in line with the Global Procurement Policy.
  • Responsible for ensuring all data entered into site systems is accurate and current to enable accurate reporting and KPI management and appropriate escalation.
  • Ordering and expediting as required (Purchase Requisitions, transactions, order acknowledgment-handling, signalling deviation); data creation and maintenance (vendor requests and set up, responsible for adhering to standard processes for data management).
  • Implementing purchase and inventory strategies for components and execute on component ordering by following up exception messages generated by ERP (SAP/ECC) and planning system Kinaxis RapidResponse.
  • Material Master & Supplier Data Management (Set up and obsoletion process) NC/CAPA owner.
  • Balancing component receipts. Responsible for supply issue / constraints escalations and alerts to senior management.
  • Support product launches, assist in setting up contracts, provide planning and other relevant information.
  • Create analysis and accurate data reporting in support of projects or improvements and provide recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain operational relationship with vendors.
  • Ensure the accuracy and issuance of raw material forecasts and that there is an understanding of all forecasted numbers.
  • Manage the site’s relationships with its vendors and when necessary implement corrective actions to ensure dependable supply. Work with Global Sourcing on escalations as required.
  • Responsible for value tracking and reporting, capturing cost saving and cost avoidance.
  • Responsible for contract administration & optimization, monitoring vendor performance versus the contractual service levels.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master’s degree and 1 year of directly related experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of directly related experience.
  • Strong material planning skills and experience with SAP.
  • 3 or more years of procurement experience in a leadership role within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Experience with SAP ERP and Kinaxis RapidResponse.
  • Current CPIM or APICs certification.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP regulations and GDP requirements. 

For further information, please contact Mick on 086-0435195 or forward details in confidence to jobs@headcount.ie

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