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Procurement Administrator

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: KR9939
Closing Date: 07 Jan 19
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Negotiable

Job Summary:

My client, a leading player in the healthcare/medical device industry, has a brand new vacancy for a Procurement Administrator.


Summary of Role:
The ideal candidate will be a strong administrator with the experience and desire to develop in a procurement environment. The person will be a self-starter capable of contributing to a high performance team, supporting the Logistics Manager.  Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent external and internal customer focus throughout. 


  • Provide an efficient, strategic procurement service with structured flexibility to deliver best quality of service and optimum value for money.
  • Market analysis and inventory profiling to determine MRP item parameters for forecasting and reordering
  • Creation and issuing of purchase orders to suppliers
  • Negotiate best possible price with suppliers where pre-determined pricing agreements do not apply
  • Identify potential procurement cost savings
  • Monitor and update purchase orders with latest supplier information
  • Inbound freight - coordinate with suppliers, couriers and freight forwarders to ensure the most efficient and cost effective freight service
  • Document scanning
  • POD and exception management (Vendor deliveries)
  • Regular data reporting and analysis supporting operational performance measurement and improvement of logistics processes
  • Creation and issuing of non-inventory purchase orders to suppliers
  • Create and maintain SKU data in the inventory management system
  • Complete periodic reviews of stock levels and forecasted stock requirements based on the ever-changing needs of the business.
  • Pro-actively identify, highlight to management and address potential issues with supply of inventory.

Role Requirements:

  • Two years’ experience in a warehouse or procurement role, preferably within a healthcare environment
  • Third level qualification whilst not a pre-requisite would be an advantage.
  • A self-motivated individual with a ‘can do’ approach, a strong work ethic and willingness to learn and assume new responsibilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative and team approach
  • Professional and effective communicator both written and oral. 
  • Strong telephone skills.
  • Effective negotiation skills 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and the flexibility to adapt to a changing environment
  • Resourcefulness in order to deliver a high quality service
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements
  • Strong IT/computing skills including data retrieval, analysis and management reporting. Proficiency in Microsoft office suite, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems, ERP and MRP
  • Strong analytical capability

For more information and to apply for this role please call Katie on +353 1 2784671 or e-mail
Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. Tel: +353 1 2784671


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Contact Information:

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Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

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