Material Buyer (Fixed Term Contract)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200124182
At Apple, we believe in hard work, a fun environment and the kind of creativity and innovation that only comes when hardworking people from diverse backgrounds approach problems from varying perspectives. We believe each customer interaction is an opportunity to delight, engage and inspire. By focusing on the smallest of details, we can make big impacts with our customers. Building this environment starts with you. Do you enjoy finding solutions? Are you a highly motivated individual with a strong passion to succeed? We're seeking a Material Buyer with strong purchasing knowledge, an in-depth understanding of the Supply Vendor base and experience working in Logistics, both forward and reverse combined, with significant Manufacturing and Service experience. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Apple's extraordinary Service Planning and Procurement organisation. If you're keen to join one of the most successful companies in the world, then we'd love to hear from you. Let’s do our best work together. This is a fixed term contract (12 months) based in Cork, Ireland.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years Supply Chain Buyer/Planner experience.
  • 5+ years experience in a high volume Manufacturing and Service environment in a similar position
  • Experience with Just In Time (JIT) manufacturing
  • Deep understanding of MRP and SAP knowledge
  • Ability to effectively handle both internal customer and supplier queries


Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: Ensure material availability to meet 98% of orders daily Purchase order (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 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 Management of IW 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 - Degree/ Diploma in Supply Chain Management or Procurement

Additional Requirements