Buyer

IE-Dublin
Category
Operations
Type
Regular Full-Time

The Company

Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build stronger, more human cultures through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the most admired companies in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programs. What results is measurable business success, qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention and productivity. The company pioneered the WorkHuman movement, created to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human workplace. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

We have a vision to help build the best, most admired company cultures in the world. It starts with our own culture. If you work with us, you’ll be inspired by your colleagues, delighted by our customers, and driven by our collective energy and momentum… because at Globoforce, we all understand that we’re part of something big.

Our best practices and technology are at the heart of the world’s most successful worldwide recognition programs. Recently named Great Place to Work 2016, Digital Technology Company of the Year (Irish Software Association, 2015), as well as named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts (Boston Globe, 2015), Globoforce continues to impact and transform the fundamental nature of organization’s cultures around the globe

The Job

Globoforce wishes to recruit a Buyer/Planner at our head office in Dublin. We are looking for a motivated and responsible individual with previous negotiation experience to assist in managing and maintaining core processes for our Purchasing department daily.  The successful applicant will report to the Purchasing Team Lead.

Responsibilities, Skills & Qualifications

Main Responsibilities

 

 

  • Daily placement of Purchase Orders against our worldwide list of suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers on pricing and favorable Terms and Conditions
  • Carry out contract reviews / renewals on an ongoing basis. 
  • Work on continuous improvement programs with suppliers regarding reduction in lead time, shipping issues etc
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with suppliers to ensure quick turnaround of stock
  •  Liaise daily with Customer Service, Fulfillment, Finance & Product Teams, resolving enquiries within a timely manner that are relating to the supplier.
  • Review daily inventory Re-order Point levels to ensure zero stock outs
  • Improve internal and external purchasing procedures and purchasing turnaround times
  • Solve supplier related issues and audit vendor information
  • Assisting the Purchasing Manager in all aspects of Purchasing and Operations / Logistics.
  • Lead supplier business reviews and drive closure of actions within an appropriate timeframe.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

  • Strong track record in negotiating with global suppliers.
  • IIPMM qualification
  • Business background with min 4 years Purchasing experience
  • Excellent knowledge and use of Excel, Word, Outlook etc.
  • Experience with ERP systems desirable
  • Experience with customer/vendor processes, escalations and resolution

Essential requirements

 

  • Be ambitious and willing to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong determination, resilience, and ability to influenc
  • Be a team player
  • Be confident and have excellent communication skills
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent inventory management skills
  • Fluent English, with a fluency in at least one additional language (Fluent Spanish/French would be advantageous)

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