Allergan Sr Buyer Planner in Galway, United States

Sr Buyer Planner

Galway, Connaught, Ireland at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

Connaught, Ireland

Jul 02, 2018Post Date

180309Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition, build bridges all over the world, power ideas that drive change and act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Sr. Buyer Planner is responsible for the planning and procurement of goods and services to support manufacturing in the Galway facility. A highly organized individual is required who is capable of managing a varied workload, to ensure the effective achievement of multiple deadlines within a tight schedule.

Main Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with R&D, Manufacturing and others in support of all procurement requirements.

  • Scheduling, purchasing and expediting of Direct and Indirect materials in support of all departments.

  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best overall value.

  • Responsible for supply of assigned commodities, parts, office supplies and indirect materials as required by all departments.

  • Identify production outputs necessary to meet the Master Schedule over a determined time horizon.

  • Understand the fundamentals and principles of MRP.

  • Responsible for maintenance of MPS (Master Production Schedule).

  • Communicate timely and accurate material or production issues that affect ability to meet the Master Schedule or that affect current scheduled production activities.

  • Issue production orders.

  • Create and publish production schedules governing the execution of planned manufacturing activities.

  • Track and resolve all past due production orders on a daily/weekly basis.

  • Manage supply chain to balance demand v/s supply and to meet company objectives with respect to customer satisfaction, revenue attainment, margin target, and inventory level.

  • Closely work with operations to manage lead-time, capacity, and optimize supply position throughout the entire supply chain both at finished goods and key component level.

  • Monitor inventory levels to determine required demand and adequate stock levels.

  • Request quotes, samples and production first articles for evaluation of new product designs and potential suppliers.

  • Manage suppliers with price discrepancies, damaged or returned material, logistics and other supplier issues.

  • Communicate and work with the Accounting Department on any payable issues.

  • Maintain key policies and procedures for SAP and Procurement processes.

  • Reconcile material receipts and invoicing discrepancies.

  • Manage assigned material inventories using established inventory control systems and tools including Kanbans, visual stocking systems, and MRP.

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Education and Requirements:

  • B.A. Degree or equivalentwith a minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a start-up, NPI, or manufacturing environment.

  • Individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally.

  • Excellent working knowledge of SAP Business One is a required.

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office suite skills including Excel and Word.

  • MRP experience is must.

Preferred Skills/Qualification:

  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and perform as a team player.

  • Articulate and professional when dealing with both internal and external customers.

  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external customers.

  • Ability to clearly and concisely convey procurement status including accomplishments, obstacles and issues to management

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to use MS Excel to perform calculations and interpret results/data

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to read technical literature and documents and extract important concepts

  • Responsible for performing all duties in compliance with FDA’s Quality System Regulation (QSR), ISO13485, the Canadian Medical Device Regulations, and all other international regulatory requirements with which Allergan complies.

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.