Supply Chain Specialist

Posted 12 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineScience Careers

Job description

Job Title: Supply Chain Specialist
Location: Galway
Our client, a medical device company in the Galway area are currently looking for a Supply Chain Specialist to join their team. The successful candidate with report directly to the Customer Program Manager and will have full responsibility for all Inventory and Vendor Management. The role will require working with cross functional teams to ensure the smooth transaction of the Forecast into an executable Master Production plan.
Inventory Management

  • Manage the MRP element of the S&OP cycle, including the management of purchase orders, delivery schedules, expedites and Kanban maintenance to ensure availability of material to meet demand
  • Implementation and management of inventory for Non-MRP driven demand
  • Implement strategies and programs to deliver year on year total material and service cost savings to meet company objectives, while ensuring quality and continued supply.
  • Ensure effective inventory management & control, adhering to and implementing proactive strategies to improve inventory levels and DOH targets/ metrics
  • Use of lean practices and tools to drive continuous improvement in the area
  • Management of Stores personnel ensuring seamless flow of materials from supplier to floor and floor to customer

Vendor Management

  • Responsible for the maintenance of company AVL through SAP
  • Manage suppliers' relationships which will include working with legal department to implement contracts
  • Identify and partner with new reliable vendors and suppliers as required
  • Responsibility for maintenance of service commodities contracts
  • Maintain accurate SAP master data e.g., lead times, batch size, safety stock, MOQ
  • Manage Supplier Evaluation and report on quarterly performance

Master Production Schedule Management

  • Creation and maintenance of the MPS from the S&OP Sales Forecast on a monthly basis for delivery to production
  • Work with production to manage issues preventing execution of the MPS and production plan.
  • Measurement and reporting of the Adherence to Schedule of the MPS
  • Working closely with production to manage WIP levels


  • 6+ years direct experience in a Production Planning environment
  • Certification in APICS or similar qualification
  • Experience of ERP systems is required, preferable in SAP
  • Strong working knowledge of Supply Chain Management principles such as MRP and inventory planning & control
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

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