AppleCare Material Buyer (12 month fixed term contract)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Operations and Supply Chain


Posted: 8 Nov 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200006400
This is a key role in the Service Supply Chain EMEIA team based in Cork, and we need a highly motivated person, self starter with a driven passion to succeed. The key areas essential to this role are strong purchasing knowledge, in-depth understand of the Supply Vendor base, Logistics both forward and reverse combined with significant Service experience

Key Qualifications

  • You have 5+ years Supply Chain Buyer/Planner experience.
  • You have a Diploma in IIPMM/IPICS Certification


- Ensure material availability to meet 98% of orders daily. - P.O Placement / Management / Expediting / Rescheduling for new buys and repairs. - Ownership of the day to day backlog - Call out supply issues daily and prioritise as appropriate - Utilise a cautionary report to work potential shortages in advance. - Ensure Supplier Performance & delivery Commits are met. - Management of the Repair supply chain. - Management of open order book accuracy - 100% Alignment - Handle overdue PO's to goal of less than 2% - Management of Repair versus New buy. - MRB & RTV management. - Management of Receipt Discrepancy area. - Lead weekly Invoice reconciliation with Finance - Data management including correct pricing, lead-time, MOQ. - Execute bi weekly PO placement - 100% execution - Dealing effectively with both Internal Customer & Supplier queries. - Management of IW KBB execution to a level of < 2 Days - Management of OOW KBB execution to a level of < 4 Weeks Key Goals - Fill Rate 98% minimum. - Backlog at less than 2% Weekly shipments. - PO past due less than 2% on both $'s and line item count - Zero Aging greater than 10 days - PPV Primary and Secondary less than 2% - Spend Control, Budget

Education & Experience

- Diploma in IIPMM.IPICS Certification. - MRP & SAP knowledge. You will need a deep understanding of MRP - Experience in a High Volume Manufacturing and Service Environment in a similar position with JIT exposure.

Additional Requirements