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Raw Material Buyer


Reference:POACLF-221546 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:4-5 Years
Job Type:Fixed Term ContractSalary: €55000 - €60000
May be suitable for: Buyer

A Temporary position has arisen for a Raw Material Buyer for a leading global pharmaceutical business. Reporting to the Supply Chain Lead, the Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the supply of Raw Materials to meet the production requirements in a multi-product environment.

The Role

  • Manage the Materials Requirements Plan (MRP) to generate and release PO’s (using SAP System) respecting the lead-times and minimum order quantities of the materials.
  • Purchase Order Management through open order reconciliation and rescheduling
    Working with Central Procurement to arrange the purchasing of all Raw Materials & Packaging necessary for the operation
  • Periodic forecasting of future volumes to suppliers
    Maintain SMS supplier management system with supply channel information for all materials purchased.
  • Initiate master data update requests for SAP vendor add requests and new part add requests
  • Develop a strong relationship with all raw material suppliers.
  • Liaise with suppliers through the procurement team to ensure best value for money, cost effectiveness and inventory levels.
  • Manage the Purchase Material Qualification (PMQ) process for qualification of new sources of supply, through a cross functional site team.
  • Liaise closely with Production and Warehouse colleagues to monitor and manage any changes to the production plan.
  • Liaise with warehouse on delivery schedule & co-ordination on deliveries of Bulk tankers, drummed solvents & packaging components


Skills and Experience required



  • The successful candidate should have relevant experience of working in a similar role or demonstrated potential from roles or assignments held.
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry with an understanding of core principles of cGMP and
  • EHS as they relate to raw materials procurement practices.
  • Self motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills, negotiation skills, problem solving and decision making.
  • Knowledge of SAP is a requirement
  • You will be committed to working in a team based environment and demonstrate high levels of initiative and energy.





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Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265