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Fastnet The Talent Group

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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. Responsibilities. * 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. Requirements: * 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. Fastnet - The Talent Group. 'Not Just Placers.........Partners' The Life Science Specialists. This job originally appeared on



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108 days ago