Abbotts – Purchasing & Planning Manager required

Abbotts – Purchasing & Planning Manager required

Abbott Careers are looking to recruit a Purchasing & Planning Manager for their facility in Finisklin Business Park, Sligo

Reporting to the Supply Chain & Enterprise Excellence Manager, your key responsibilities will include:
– Support and develop supply chain management improvement initiatives
– Manage and develop Planning and Purchasing team
– Key contact for the distribution centre
– Key contact for suppliers
– Lead and participate in key cost savings initiatives & product changes
– Ensure customer requirements are met
– Co-ordinate S&OP meetings monthly provide 4-24 month outlook to Senior team
– Co-ordinate final production schedule based on priorities, available materials and resources
– Agree and communicate feasible plant capacity
– To use the forecasted requirements to securing capacity, negotiate and agree Supply level agreements with suppliers
– Manage inventory levels on site to ensure no stock-out situations
– Maintaining settings/parameters in the Inventory Control System
– Develop, generate and review purchasing and inventory reports
– Develop purchasing forecasts and ensure compliance to the financial plan
– Develop, generate and report metrics on a weekly and monthly basis and communicate with RCA to the appropriate level
– Conduct business reviews with key suppliers
Identifying alternative vendors based on cost savings and/or opportunities to improve business performance
– Submitting LBE and annual plan pricing, volumes and inventory plans
– Deal effectively with customers both internally and externally

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