Purchasing & Procurement Manager - Shannon

€70,000 - €80,000 DOE


Our client, a leading metal fabrication, machining, and tooling manufacturer, is seeking an experienced Purchasing and Procurement Manager to join their growing team based in Shannon.


As the company transitions from an SME to a medium-sized enterprise, they are seeking a new Purchasing & Procurement Manager to join a growing team. Due to internal restructuring, this is a newly created position and will report to the Supply Chain Director.

Working in a team of procurement & supply chain professionals, this is an excellent opportunity in an excellent organisation.   




  • Lead, manage and oversee the operational purchasing function for the factory operation.
  • Develop, manage and maintain strategic supplier relationships to proactively support the business.
  • Manage departmental measures and controls to maintain materials purchases in an efficient and proactive manner, meeting cost and customer service requirements consistently.
  • Ensure supplier forecasting is maintained and managed on a consistent basis, providing visibility of long-term requirements to the supply base.
  • Maintain a Quarterly Business Review program with key strategic suppliers.
  • Oversee the timely execution and delivery of materials on time to meet ongoing factory demand requirements.
  • Maintain & update purchasing policies and procedures in line with the company Quality Management System.
  • Maintain the supplier AVL to ensure the accuracy of supplier PO placement with approved vendors/suppliers.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings for both materials and logistics/freight spend.
  • Develop the purchasing team members to support and strengthen the business.
  • Work with warehousing and stores to support inventory accuracy and compliance.
  • Manage PO approvals and spend in line with authorization and compliance with organizational policy and procedures.
  • Develop and manage purchasing budgets and forecasts
  • Monitor and manage execution of PO’s in line with cost and PPV targets.


Professional Experience & Qualifications


  • Third-level qualification in Business, Materials management, or related field
  • Min 5 years’ Experience in purchasing and procurement at a managerial/leader level.
  • Working knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of regulations relating to procurement contracts
  • Knowledge of purchasing and supply chain systems, LEAN principles of planning and MRP/ERP systems
  • Business and financial acumen
  • High competency level in MS Office applications



Permanent, Full time, Site-based, Monday-Friday, normalised office hours



€70,000 - €80,000 + Benefits


For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Mark Farrell