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Buyer II -Clonmel

Boston Scientific Ireland

  • Tipperary
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 13/10/2017
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Responsible for obtaining materials, components, and equipment. Gathers quotations, examines bids, and makes awards.


Determines material requirements from engineering and production schedules, and maintains inventory at planned levels.  Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle.  Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.  Conducts negotiations and concludes contracts with suppliers that are in the best interest of the company. Monitors cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.  Develops specifications for new contract orders.



  • Evaluates and selects suppliers based upon assessment of their quality system and capabilities.

  • Performs initial and ongoing audits of potential and current suppliers based upon ISO9001 guidelines and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System Requirements. Visits suppliers' facilities, writes comprehensive audit reports and ensures completion of corrective action at suppliers' facilities as necessary.

  • Manages component supply and inventory levels for product line(s), planning and purchasing for material requirements and ensuring flow of materials to the production floor.

  • Understands and communicates component specifications to suppliers, including the ability to read drawings to determine dimensions, tolerances, and Incoming Quality Control (IQC) points.

  • Develops and enhances relationships with strategic supplier/partners. Serves as primary contact and fosters positive and mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers.

  • Coordinates early supplier involvement in product development and purchases the required materials to support product development and product launches.

  • Actively works and supports the development of new technologies and supplier capabilities.

  • Ensures that Confidentiality Agreements and necessary contracts are established with suppliers.

  • Supports product development goals in the components, materials and suppliers area.

  • Manages the implementation of suppliers (including ensuring the completion of appropriate first articles and validations).


    Experience & Qualifications:

     Level 8 in Business or Supply Chain related

  • A good working knowledge of SAP

  • Indirect and Direct materials buying experience is essential

  • Knowledge of Ariba purchasing software an advantage

  • APICS or similar accreditation desirable

  • 5+ year’s experience in Med Device/Pharma (regulated environment)

  • Project management experience

  • Must be prepared to travel maybe 3-4 times per year




Ref: 370857
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