Senior Buyer / Engineer

Senior Buyer / Engineer

  • Position
    Senior Buyer / Engineer
    Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • Category
    Automotive industry
  • Organisation
    KOSTAL Ireland GmbH
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  • Salary
  • Location
    Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
  • Country
    Limerick, Ireland
  • Primary Category
  • Type of Position
  • Education Requirement
    Bachelor's degree
  • Experience Requirement
    1-2 years
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
  • Membership Requirement
    Does not matter
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Qualifications:  Degree in business or engineering essential (NFQ Level 8).

Experience:  2 /3  yrs. experience in a senior buyer role in a manufacturing environment. Process knowledge of mechanical component assembly, purchasing process and price negotiations.  Knowledge of Power Electronics an advantage. SAP experience essential.

The candidate should also have experience as a Technical Buyer or a Buyer with technical experience.  

Skills:  MS Office. Project and ERP skills essential. Capability to work in a project management team and lead supplier selection and negotiation process.  Excellent communication, organisational, analytical and negotiation Skills.

Personality Requirements:   Well motivated, approachable and professional individual. Outgoing flexible characteristics with distinctive ability to manage projects to deadlines, work on own initiative and assume full responsibility for supplier negotiations. Very good attendance record.

Overall basic purpose of the job:

Senior Buyer / Engineer purchasing member of a project management team responsible for co-ordination of supplier related activities for production.

Main responsibilities and duties of the job but not limited to.

  1. Co-ordination of the purchasing / supplier related activities for the OBC (On Board Charger) applications.
  2. Procurement market research for commodities purchased, this will include new supplier identification and benchmarking.
  3. Complete contract and price negotiating with suppliers.
  4. Supplier development Logistics / Quality / Technology.
  5. Carry out cost reduction project in Supplier Logistics / Purchasing.
  6. Implementing vendor programmes including EDI, Consignment Stock and Self Bill.
  7. Support supplier escalation to resolve difficult supply issues.
  8. Member of various project teams responsible for (NPI) new product introduction or other teams where purchasing involvement is required.
  9. Efficient analysis of material requirements to ensure no surplus or obsolete material.
  10. Maintain price and supplier information as well as PPV forecasting, price development reporting and other supplier related information on SAP.
  11. Maintain Kostal’s vendor rating system and put improvement plans in place if required.
  12. Any other duties as assigned by your Supervisor / Manager.

How to Apply / Contact

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