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Purchasing Specialist

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  • Dublin
  • 30000 - 40000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 18/11/2017
  • Cormac Spencer
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Purchasing Specialist in Dublin 12 -= €40k


Our client, part of a worldwide lighting business is looking for a Purchasing Specialist to join their team. Based in Dublin 12, the role will involve regular liaison with the Far East. 

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Purchasing Specialist will work in partnership with the Quality Control, Accounts, Marketing, Sales and New Product Development teams as well as other international offices.

Salary: to €40k

Benefits: Pension, Parking, Employee discount, Travel Tax Incentives, Subsidised canteen


Products Availability, Inventory and Cost Management

  • Identify, report and escalate out-of-stock risk, inventory levels and logistical challenges which will impact on customer service levels and sales revenue
  • Expedite or de-expedite product as required, ensuring material availability at all times, whilst meeting agreed inventory targets
  • Deal with enquiries from the sales teams with regards to large orders and stock availability dates
  • Understand and maintain the agreed target of inventory and report on the status of inventory levels against inventory targets
  • Pricing/cost management and conduct cost analysis
  • Maintain accurate item master data e.g. lead times, batch size, safety stock target, etc to ensure 100% system data accuracy at all times

Purchase Order and Supplier Management

  • Forecast sales requirements and place purchase orders accordingly
  • Manage open orders with suppliers to ensure there is sufficient stock on hand at all times to satisfy customer demand
  • Ensure and maintain realistic dates or supplier promise dates on open orders for accuracy of information to Sales team
  • Request shipment tracking information from suppliers as needed
  • Follow up with suppliers for past due orders
  • Monitor supplier lead-times and performance and take corrective action where necessary
  • Support/lead supplier management activities
  • Maintain excellent supplier relationships
  • Resolve receiving, invoicing and payment issues

Continuous Process Improvement and Results through Teamwork

  • Identify/execute process improvements within Purchasing
  • Support purchasing team as required in achieving Purchasing metrics/goals
  • Provides procurement support, focusing on multiple simple-to-complex products, as well as specific products to develop expertise
  • Contribute to Purchasing procedures and audit compliance
  • Collaborates with internal partners to meet business objectives, ensure control and compliance requirements across businesses
  • Collaborate with teams to maintain and enhance the current operations and processes
  • Perform tasks as assigned and applies experience to align individual work with overall strategy using discretion and judgment
  • Generate specific reports, e.g. excess inventory, out-of-stock, cost savings, total spending reports and administrative tasks outlined by the Purchasing Manager



  • 3rd level qualification in Business/Purchasing/Materials/Supply Chain/Logistics Management or equivalent APICS Certification or IIPMM Diploma
  • MRP experience (2 years+) in a purchasing/supply chain environment (preferably with SAP Business One experience)
  • Excellent forecasting and planning as well as analytical skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, good knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and basic knowledge of Visio
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement as appropriate
  • Ability to manage high pressure, short timelines and willingness to be flexible
  • Responsive to sudden request, changing priorities, new workloads
  • Ability to conduct reasonably complex data analysis and provide clear, accurate conclusions with appropriate level of details
  • Ability to makes timely and sound decisions, through effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and influence department decisions by providing accurate, relevant data to support recommendations
  • Ability to use various problem-solving tools to identify/resolve potential Purchasing issues and drive improvements in existing processes
  • Preferably proven project management experience with ability to lead projects


If this Purchasing Specialist role sounds like you, call us. Speak to Cormac on 01 845 6312.

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