Buyer / Planner

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Thursday, 28 March, 2024 - 16:45 to Saturday, 27 April, 2024 - 23:59

eFlexes are currently recruiting for a Buyer / Planner on behalf of an Aviation client in Shannon, Co Clare. The successful candidate will be responsible for the materials purchasing and planning to meet production goals/deliverables. This includes the planning, scheduling, and purchasing of all materials for all projects.



  • Manage Inventory adequate supply of materials necessary for production.
  • Determining material requirements and generating the relevant purchase orders
  • Management & Optimisation of inventory.
  • Review historical data, ensuring the adequate supply of all material to support production.
  • Be responsible for reviewing & analysing material usage data, identifying materials for Kanban programme. Developing recommendations which support supply chain planning, procurement and operations.
  • Provide back-up cover for the key Material functions, Aircraft Buyer, Commercial Buyer and other roles as required.
  • Develop and foster a good working relationship with all key stakeholder departments, i.e. Materials, Commercial / Customer Service, Production & Finance. 
  • Accurate & timely placement of orders for materials ensuring pricing, certification, shipping instructions & lead time information is correct.
  • Utilization of all available supplier online sourcing & ordering tools i.e. Inventory Locator System (ILS) & Supplier Portals.
  • Working with freight & logistics partners to ensure accurate delivery of orders and resolving any logistical issues that arise within the supply chain.
  • Looking to constantly innovate & introduce new material options for Production while not compromising on quality.                                                                            
  • Management & auditing of our supplier base to ensure all approvals are current and the ERP system is accurately maintained, whilst ensuring best price, lead time, quality & service.                                                                                                                                                             
  • Weekly monitoring of MRP and processing of MRP PRs for material replenishment.
  • Working closely with Materials Co-Ordinator/Shipping to ensure all core exchange parts are returned to vendors within agreed time frame and ensure no late return fees are incurred.
  • Assisting the Finance Department in resolving any supplier related financial queries.
  • Knowledge & understanding of customer contracts, ensuring adherence to part sign off limits, part pool / PBH agreements, fixed priced, T & M work and the use of PMA material.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities identified by the Materials Team Lead as it relates to Materials.


Candidate Requirements

  • A minimum of 4-5 years’ relevant experience in a purchasing/planning and supply chain role within the aviation industry is desirable.
  • Qualification in IIPMM / APICS Purchasing, Logistics and/or Supply Chain is desirable with previous experience as a Buyer/Planner an advantage.
  • Strong IT Skills with experience working with modern ERP Systems.
  • Have a consistent high level of commercial awareness and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrates and is passionate about delivering solutions for both our production and our customers.
  • Customer and Production focussed at all times.
  • Have a strong work ethic, be reliable, focussed, self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills


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