Purchasing & Logistics Manager

Dublin North

Purchasing and Logistics Manager required for a long established North West Dublin import and distribution company. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be a key member of the management team responsible for the acquisition, shipping, management and delivery of all stock items which are forecast to reach a total value of €10m in 2022.

Duties & Responsibilities;

  • Manage the delivery of efficient supply chain activities whilst maximising profitability through effective management of logistical cost centres.
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of product and service offering.
  • Review and manage all third‐party freight, warehousing and distribution supplier relationships.
  • Agree and manage all third‐party logistics service level agreements.
  • Assist in the production, management and implementation of the purchasing budget and monitor on an ongoing basis.
  • Manage supplier relationships on a supply chain level ensuring effective on‐time fulfilment.
  • Collate and negotiate annual supplier pricing.
  • Ensure costing of all stock is within expected parameters.
  • Manage waste packaging and organic authority compliance.
  • Prepare costing sheets for all stock items.
  • Create and manage all supply chain related data on the internal software package, ensuring key details are always update to date.
  • Forecast stock requirements with respect to purchasing budget and strategy.
  • Communicate purchase orders to relevant suppliers and record and file correspondence.
  • Communicate purchase orders to shippers and record, monitor, file and report weekly status.
  • Manage tracking information on all purchase orders and prepare reports on relevant information.
  • Land stock to warehouse ensuring all parties' details are correct within paperwork.
  • Collect and collate all relevant paperwork and carry out administrative tasks in order to complete full purchase order cycle
  • Input purchase order cycle data to financial reporting model and deliver completed to financial department.
  • Manage and distribute new and existing product information to sales and admin team.
  • Produce weekly / monthly reports detailing supply chain issues which will impact future order fulfilment.
  • Reconcile stock records against third party logistics warehouse stock records.
  • Investigate stock discrepancies and report losses.
  • Undertake quarterly stock counts including end of year count.
  • Reconcile all stock takes and report variances to financial controller.
  • Liaise with auditors relating to all stock queries.
  • Ensure effective rotation of all stock items to mitigate out of condition product.
  • Trouble shoot all day to day third party courier issues.
  • Manage day to day third party warehouse issues.
  • Manage all day to day freight supplier issues.
  • Preparation and submission of Repack returns.

Experience, Education & Preferred Skills:

  • 5-10 years logistics management experience within a product based import and distribution environment.
  • 3rd level degree graduate in logistics or a business related discipline
  • Excellent numeric acumen.
  • Ability to prioritise and work to a high level of accuracy under pressure.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • Holistic understanding of IT systems and ability to learn how to operate them quickly with particular emphasis on Microsoft excel.
  • An understanding of supply chain management at both a strategic and implementation level.

Full Time, Permanent, 80% Site Based (1 day a week from home)


For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Garvan Cerasi

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