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Purchasing Manager

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: ND9620
Closing Date: 16 Dec 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

My client, a leading healthcare company in South Dublin, are looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their team!


The successful candidate will be involved in the management of the supply chain between the company and their principle suppliers and the procurement of medical device and pharma product lines from multiple suppliers into several distribution sites across the UK & IRL in a regulated and GDP compliant supply chain.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the setting and managing of stock levels appropriate to the business.
  • Responsible for managing ERP System accuracy, controlling and maintaining stock accuracy and monitoring variance.
  • Preparation of short and long term forecasts for optimisation of procurement process and contributing to efficient working capital expenditure.
  • Management of inbound freight services including road, air, and sea
  • Co-ordination of new product set-up in line with SOPs and database procedures
  • Overseeing KPI reporting and vendor management on a monthly and ad-hoc basis
  • To lead and develop the capabilities of the Purchasing/Procurement function and to take ownership in the management of employee work lifecycle events e.g. setting and monitoring of objectives for team members, training and development etc.

Qualifications & experience:

  • 3rd level qualification in  logistics or a business related field.
  • At least 3 years supervisory and/or management experience within a procurement / logistics / supply chain function and hands-on management experience of managing a team of dedicated and committed individuals to produce a  team performance in line with objectives
  • Experience with modern ERP systems (such as SAP, Oracle, JDE etc)
  • Procurement & logistics experience within a GDP and HPRA/MHRA regulated environment
  • Preparation of short and long-term forecasts
  • Flexibility, as off-site travel and work will be necessary from time to time as will occasional weekend and out of hours work.
  • Experience of Qlikview or similar management reporting systems desirable
  • Experience of 3PL outsourced logistics within a GDP environment desirable
  • Experience in participating in FSNs or product recalls in line with HPRA / MHRA Regulations and GDP desirable
  • Lean training


If you are interested in applying for this role please call Nicola on +353 1 2784671 or email


Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. 


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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
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