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Material Requirements Planner

  • Dublin North
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 22/03/2017
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Supply Chain Planner


Background to the Role:

Life Scientific Ltd is located on the UCD campus at NovaUCD, the innovation hub of Ireland’s largest University, and specialises in the development and registration of crop protection products. Our products are brought to market via a virtual supply chain, and sold through top level distributors in key EU markets. Sales in the last financial year reached €20m, a doubling on the previous year, due to ongoing expansion of our portfolio, increased market share, and entry into new markets.

Our goal is to be the most successful agricultural innovator ever. Everything we do supports this goal – scientifically and commercially. Our company culture is based on shared leadership and coupling responsibility to expertise, creating a flexible, collaborative environment for a uniquely productive and enjoyable work experience. Core to our success is recruiting the right people who will thrive in our culture, and will enable the company to excel.

Ongoing growth, and an ambitious 5-year plan, backed by a strong product pipeline and portfolio means that we now have a vacancy in our Supply Chain division. Based at our Supply Chain office in Skerries, Co Dublin, and Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the successful candidate will join the Company at an exciting stage, coinciding with the implementation of SAP Business One, ongoing growth in our product portfolio and entry into new markets.

Main responsibilities will include: 

  • Schedule, plan and manage the Production Plan and materials required for Production Plan execution
  • Coordinate flow of work and materials
  • Preparation of documentation required for Production Plan
  • Maintain focus on material availability as indicated by production Plan
  • Monitor and maintain complete accuracy related to incoming materials
  • Identify stock at risk and liaise with key personnel in processing inventory write off
  • Escalate major supply issues to key individuals
  • Monitor integrity of Bill of Materials and manage inventory accuracy
  • Manage risks to minimise impact on production
  • Warehouse cycle counting
  • Any other tasks deemed appropriate by Supply Chain Manager.

 Ideal candidate: Essential:

  • 3 years + Supply Chain experience
  • ERP experience – ideally SAP Business One
  • Experience of working within a Quality Management System (e.g. ISO, GMP)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint 


  • Relevant industry background (agrochemicals/pharmaceuticals/food)
  • Experience of electronic data management systems


 Personal Attributes 

  • Capable of working on own initiative
  • Pro-active and Flexible
  • Strong Attention to detail.
  • Good planning and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new requirements.
  • Team player

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