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Buyer/Planner II Job

Remote Eligible:  Hybrid
Onsite Locations(s): 

Galway, IE

Additional Locations:  Ireland-Galway

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

 

More than the opportunity of a lifetime...the opportunity to improve lives 

 

For more than 30 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine.  The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery.  Since 1994, employees in Galway have been at the forefront of some of these truly innovative medical device designs and manufacturing. 

 

Due to the continued expansion of our operations, we are seeking applications from a suitably qualified and experienced Buyer II (Permanent).

 

As our new Buyer II based at our Galway site you will be responsible for procuring raw materials, components, equipment, tooling, supplies and services, to ensure a 100% customer service level while achieving the targeted Quality & Cost objectives. Assist in implementing sourcing & commodity strategies for all goods and services to improve all areas of Quality, Cost and Service.

 

You will join a diverse and driven team where personal development and innovation contribute to a great culture and rewarding career. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Establishes and reviews requirements, generates, adjusts and expedites purchase orders based on MRP results (or results found on other planning systems) and on requisition basis along with pertinent information being used to run the business that may influence order execution decisions. Coordinates with the Planners or Budget Owners to maintain optimal service levels and determine the proper priorities for support.
  • Administers Purchase Orders based on authorised spending amount and applicable SOP’s.
  • Keeps informed of any problems/delays caused by Suppliers or general market conditions and communicates any impacts/constraints to the Planner, Business Unit or other discipline impacted by the change.
  • Maintains an excellent working relationship with any entity within (or outside) of BSC who will be impacted by the work conducted by this role which includes issue resolution, reconciliation of errors and correcting the root cause of problems.
  • Interfaces with core functions such as quality, engineering, planning, and product development Identify areas of risk and implement mitigating action.

 

Supplier Management

 

  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day supplier relationship.
  • Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance within BSC and the supplier.
  • Responsible for resolving supplier-related issues and ensuring a positive and professional business relationship, continually establishing and maintaining open lines of communication.
  • Collaborates with Strategic Sourcing, Corporate Groups, and other BSC Sites in developing and implementing sourcing strategies and supporting global supplier evaluation and selection and VIP creation.

 

Quality

 

  • Adheres to all applicable (Site, Corporate or Regulatory) requirements.
  • Reviews and approves all change requests; Maintains accurate Master Data, AVL, Info record, Source List, e-Req etc.
  • Constantly strives to improve the Quality of goods and services supplied.

 

Inventory Management:

 

  • Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted DIOH and overall lowest TCO (total cost of ownership);
  • Minimises the impact of expired, excess and obsolete materials and dispositions the material appropriately.
  • Identifies opportunities to implement best inventory management practices, such as automated Kanban and Consignment Programs. 

 

Lean, Cost & Other:

 

  • Performs other tasks as needed to achieve the highest level of quality, customer satisfaction and TCO.
  • Assists in developing and implementing Lean Strategies to improve all aspects of the operation to improve Quality, deliver reduced cost, and minimise waste.
  • Identifies cost-saving opportunities from the existing vendor base.
  • Assists in the preparation and execution of the annual materials budget.

 

Qualifications & Experienced:

 

  • NFQ level 8 degree in Business / Supply Chain or related field is required.
  • Minimum 3-4 years experience in a relevant area. 
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in SAP and MRP Systems.
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge in Rapid Response (Kinaxis) is highly desirable.
  • Experience in leading Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning.
  • Strong Communication Skills with the ability to influence broadly.
  • Knowledge of End-to-End Supply Chain.
  • NPI / Integration Experience.
  • Collaborative approach to problem-solving.

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At Boston Scientific, we recognise that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative. It is essential in advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative. It is important in advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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