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Purchasing Manager - Medical Supplies

Ref: 77148

  • 55,000-75,000
  • 13 May 2022
  • Meath
  • Permanent

Purchasing Manager - Medical Supplies

About the Company

Our client  is an Irish family-owned business based in Co Meath. As a service focused company they have become recognised as one of Ireland's leading wholesale and retail suppliers of medical devices and consumable products distributing all over Ireland.  As a people focused business they believe in long term business relationships built on mutual trust and reliability. 

About the Position

As a Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendor relationships. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of products, searching for better deals and find more profitable suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Directors and management team to align all procurement activities with the goals of the business
  • Lead the procurement team and manage their activities
  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Seek Exclusive Arrangements where possible and work closely with Key Stakeholders to achieve agreed targets
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand by continual analysis of customer buying patterns
  • Anticipate delays and be able to work promptly when stock shortage issues appear
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify shifting strengths/weaknesses in buyer-supplier relationships
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Work closely with our compliance team and our website/marketing team on the product range
  • Work with our IT support team to enhance existing reports and create new reports as necessary to assist and manage the procurement team
  • Onboarding of new employees in the procurement process and use of the system
  • Continually assess, manage and mitigate risks


  • A minimum 5 years’ experience as a purchasing manager or in a similar senior position.  Preference will be given to candidates from the healthcare sector or those with experience of many sku’s
  • A degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration would be beneficial
  • Strong leadership capabilities with demonstrated supervisory and management experience
  • Interested in market dynamics along with commercial awareness
  • Ability to gather and analyse data
  • Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Solid decision making skills with sound judgement
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Experience of using an ERP system or a similar vendor management system for procurement- Experience with Netsuite would be an advantage
  • Attention to detail to ensure that all items meet the required quality standards and compliance requirements
  • Continuously improving purchasing systems and processes and promote the use of technology to automate manual steps in the procurement process wherever possible
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently

Remuneration Package

Very Competitive salary
Hybrid working model with flexible working hours

To discuss this role further or other engineering jobs please contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 5927888 or by email or click the apply button

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