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Senior Procurement Planner

Ref: 78343

  • 55,000-65,000
  • 28 Nov 2022
  • Kildare
  • Retained

Senior Procurement Planner

About the Company

General Paints Group (GPG) is the parent company of exciting Irish paint brands, Colourtrend, Curator and Sustain. At GPG, our people are at the heart of our business, and we strive to create jobs with real meaning and real responsibility, in an inspiring and motivating environment.

About the Position

The Senior Procurement Planner will develop purchasing strategies and have responsibility for all activities involved in the sourcing of suppliers and the purchasing of products, equipment, and services. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with GPG supplier base to achieve optimum cost and timely delivery of procured raw materials and subsidiary products
  • Engage in tender process for products as required
  • Collaborate with Guild CPO Europe, our purchasing cooperative
  • Acquisition of raw materials supply networks to fulfil business requirements, including coordinating the logistics of intake of same
  • Manage current and future raw material supply networks to ensure that GPG maintains long term partnerships, that enable us to continue to meet our sustainability and commercial goals
  • Engage with suppliers on any issues that arise and work for a speedy resolution
  • Expedite orders as required, any issues to be reported to the Head of Finance as appropriate
  • Communicate all issues in a timely manner to the appropriate departments
  • Work with Technical department to accomplish organisational goals with external suppliers
  • Maintain all supplier and pricing data in centralised database
  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies
  • Reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased
  • Ensure that purchasing of raw materials and products is completed in line with best practice 
  • Manage stock levels, combining forecasted sales and demand
    scheduling with seasonality and allow for a safety stock as agreed. Minimise any Spot purchasing
  • Liaising with Production Manager on a daily/ weekly basis to facilitate timely & efficient production runs


  • Degree level or equivalent professional qualification in Supply Chain Management
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role / environment is essential
  • IT - strong level of IT skills
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills. Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Project management and meticulous attention to detail

Remuneration Package

Competitive Salary 
Full suite of benefits
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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