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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Engineering & Technical

Job Description

A Senior Supply Chain Purchasing Supervisor is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Lead the Purchasing Team, ensuring mentoring, developing and coaching of staff on meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives.
  • Ensure all the Purchasing Team are in compliance with QMS (Quality Management System) and support audits as required.
  • Maintain stringent controls for the processing of information within purchasing.
  • Ensure continuity of supply of material in support of MPS (Master Production Plan).
  • Support Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process including anticipation and detection of any future potential supply chain risks.
  • Ensure implementation of best practice for the purchasing function through Standard Work in Materials Management (SWIMM) process.
  • Lead operational excellence methodologies to drive continuous improvement.
  • Negotiate and appraise contracts/Service Level Agreements with vendors and ensure competitive pricing is maintained.
  • Coordinate and support with stakeholders across the business to drive supply chain improvement initiatives leading to improved cost and quality of products.
  • Seek business improvement and cost reduction opportunities including product transfer, local sourcing and strategic sourcing initiatives as a key part of the role.
  • Manage new product introduction and end-of-life processes.
  • Monitor and manage inventory levels aligned to inventory targets.
  • Identify and implement strategic solutions to optimize supply chain inventory management.
  • Follow all environmental, health & safety rules and procedures and participate in safety and environmental activities in order to improve the workplace for all employees and external environment
  • Complete special assignments, projects and tasks as requested.


  • Relevant Level 8 qualification along with APICS or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role within a highly regulated sector.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Possess a decisive approach and the ability to operate in a dynamic environment.
  • Highly motivated with good analytical skills.
  • Good Working knowledge of all Microsoft office packages.
  • Experienced in use of ERP / MRP platforms (BPCS experience an advantage but not essential).

Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Engineering & Technical

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900