Posted 03 August 2022
Salary Onsite parking, Pension, Development
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing
ReferenceHN900190 Dundalk_1659608415
Contact NameHugh Nugent

Job description

Buyer, Category Analyst, Procurement Executive, Technical Buyer, Supply Chain Coordinator, Purchasing Supervisor


Full-time, Monday to Friday, Permanent

Salary and benefits package will be negotiable and will depend on experience, early finish on a Friday!

Vickerstock are delighted to be working with a relatively new machinery manufacturing organisation based in Dundalk, on the recruitment of a Buyer to join the Procurement Team.

Your new role as a Buyer:

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will ensure the procurement of materials meets manufacturing schedules and deadlines. You should be used to a very high level of spend and purchasing components on a large scale across multiple suppliers.

Typical duties will include:

  • Working closely with other team members as well as the engineering department to source and procure components

  • Raising purchase orders and monitoring the progress of existing orders

  • Negotiating pricing and credit terms as well as managing any shortages of materials

  • Building long-term relationships with suppliers to improve cost, quality and supply of products

  • Ensure components arrive on time to meet tight production schedules

  • Sourcing and evaluating new suppliers

What you will need to succeed as a Buyer with this organisation: DRIVE / FORWARD-THINKING

  • Previous experience in a buying / procurement role

  • The ability to work under pressure

  • Strong negotiation skills to achieve best price with suppliers

  • Good IT skills and previous experience in MRP / ERP systems

  • Strong organisational and planning skills, with the ability to focus and prioritise tasks

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel (essential)

  • Third level degree Procurement / Supply Chain Management or a minimum of 2 years' relative experience

Desirable (the following skills would be valuable, but are not essential)

  • Previous experience in a buying / procurement role ideally within a manufacturing environment

If you meet criteria and are interested in this position, please apply directly by sending an up to date CV, or contact me at the Belfast office to discuss.