Plant Purchasing Lead

Job description


  • You will Negotiate & Develop Commercial Agreements with Suppliers
  • You’ll work Cross-Functionally with all departments/stakeholders to ensure regular flow of materials, and Support & Add Value to all Plant Projects.
  • You will Manage all Direct Material Spend to ensure that value is optimised.
  • Lead Savings Projects
  • You will be responsible for Monitoring Compliance to purchasing processes
  • You will Manage the Day to Day Purchasing Activities for all Direct Material spend categories
  • You’ll be Facilitating the Development, Communication and Successful Deployment of Global and Regional Sourcing Strategies.
  • Accountable for helping to Develop and Meet Targets that Directly Impact Company Financial Results and growth plans
  • You will Monitor and Report Plant Monthly Performance, with responsibility for managing progress towards these goals
  • Management of the Critical Supplier Relationships
  • You’ll be tasked with Solving Day-to-Day Operational Issues.
  • You will Work Closely with Global Category Managers, the Plant Managers and the other Operational Leadership to direct and facilitate the resolution of major issues at supplier’s sites.
  • You will lead or participate on cross-functional teams in order to Successfully Drive Complex Projects
  • You’ll Manage the Budget of the Raw Materials



  • You’ll need a Bachelor Degree, Ideally a Master Degree
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPM, CIPS, IIPMM) and/or MBA
  • You’ll need a proven track record in Sourcing or a Productivity Improvement role, incorporating project management responsibility.
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in purchasing, with at least 3 years of purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a Medical / Regulated Industry is Preferred
  • An understanding of financial principles is crucial - resource planning and allocation, and the fundamental drivers of improvements across a variety of business areas
  • Experience managing Cross-Functional and Cross-Business Projects
  • You’ll need to be a Strategic Thinker and a Change agent, with experience with business transformation



  • 25 Days Annual Leave (+ 9 Public Holidays)
  • Performance Related Bonus of up to 10% Annually
  • Pension Plan the company will match your contribution of up to 6%
  • Health Insurance 75% VHI subscription for employee and dependents
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Continuance Assurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Share Participation Scheme
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Tax Commuter Scheme
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Membership of Group Discount Schemes

To apply for this position please contact Amanda Reynolds at Sigmar Recruitment T: +353 91 455304 E:

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