Buyer / Planner

Galway, Ireland


Production Equipment Europe is a leading industrial distributor supplying over 90,000 products to customers nationwide.

We are looking for an individual to join our purchasing team to manage procurement, material requirements planning, product life cycle & obsolescence. Build supplier relationships & understand warehouse space utilization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of product categories
  • Ensuring continuous supply and optimum levels of inventory
  • Reviewing minimum stock holdings against average sales analysis
  • Managing and reducing excess inventory levels
  • Manage & improve warehouse space utilization
  • Working to agreed time scales and deadlines 
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with vendors
  • Participation in cost reduction activities
  • Delivering both high quality and cost-effective solutions
  • Managing vendor performance and ensuring alignment with inhouse quality systems
  • Departmental administration duties
  • Analyse and resolve purchasing issues and discrepancies
  • Understanding of logistics within the company

Skills & Experience 

  • 1-2 years planning/procurement experience
  • Strong organisational and administration skills       
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Flexible and pro-active attitude with a desire for excellence
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced distribution environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • 3rd level qualification in Supply Chain or Finance is preferable
  • SAP or other ERP system experience highly desirable

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