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Procurement Specialist

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    Sue O'Brien

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    10 days ago

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Role: Buyer

Location: Kildare

Salary: Negotiable DOE

The position assists the Director of Purchasing in maintaining sufficient inventory levels to meet production schedules and deadlines. Works with the planning team for production requirements, place orders for raw materials and packaging as required. Provides clerical support to the Office Administrator as necessary. Responsible for contributing to the efficient and profitable operation of the plant. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with co-workers and supervisors while achieving performance standards.


  • Provide data and insight to support all sourcing activity for the site, to ensure that the total cost of the portfolio is managed efficiently and effectively
  • Print re-order reports, review and order materials as required based on Min/Max guidelines.
  • Assist with developing and implementing the site purchasing strategy for ingredients and packaging
  • Print re-order reports, review and order materials as required based on Min/Max guidelines.
  • Place orders with companies Corporate approved suppliers only.
  • Process requisitions and update management on status of orders.
  • Run open purchase order report to review open orders and past due purchase orders.
  • Arrange transport of materials and track orders to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Comparison of delivery terms.
  • Coordinate with planning production ingredients as required.
  • Communicate with quality and receiving for any discrepancies, damaged, or out of specification materials that arrive. Communicate with vendors any issues so complaints can be sent, corrective actions requested, and debit shippers created when necessary.
  • Distribute purchase orders to the proper departments.
  • Verify purchase orders have proper authorizations, approvals, correct pricing, and quantities.
  • Must have regular punctual attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Industry experience a plus
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Due to the urgency of this vacancy, it is not possible for our client at this time to consider anyone without the appropriate work permits, visas or sponsorship's already in place. Therefore, we are unable to consider candidates who do not have full authorisation to work in the UK. Applications submitted without the necessary visa in place will not be considered.

If the position above is of interest to you and you would like to know more, please call Marie today on 0830104097 in complete confidence.