Buyer - 11months contract

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 39
Role Number:200547068
Apple is currently recruiting a dynamic, energetic and motivated individual to join the Apple Operations Buy/Sell team! The Buy/Sell team are involved in the purchasing of key strategic commodities from suppliers and the sale of those commodities to OEM’s. These commodities include key components required in the manufacture of Apple products. You will be directly involved in the end to end procurement & order management of this activity. Your responsibilities will be wide ranging and requires a highly experienced buyer who can adapt quickly to this challenging and exciting role. You will work within a team of experienced buyers and report directly to the BuySell Manager. You will engage internally across a number of internal Apple functional teams and externally with both suppliers and contract manufacturers.


- Possess full knowledge & experience of Procurement Policies/Practices - Highly experienced in using spreadsheets, report creation & presentation skills. - Proven experience in a similar procurement role. - Proven Leadership and/or Individual team role skills in driving Key projects & teams - Knowledge of Supply chain/Logistics an advantage - Ability to operate using your own initiative in a flexible & multifaceted organization - be able to thrive in a challenging environment - Advanced Excel capabilities (macros, pivot tables, reports) and strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills. - Candidate with knowledge of India business, trade, supply chain, languages(s) would be a distinct advantage. - Other advantages include having experience with working with Asia based vendors – ability to speak Mandarin, Japanese or Korean. - The required candidate will also need to have strong SAP experience (MM module)

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Coordinate buy sell purchasing activities with GSSM (Global Source & Supply Managers), Suppliers, OEM’s & other related functions.
  • Engage directly with GSSM to confirm component and commodity pricing
  • Manage Sales Orders (SO) from OEM’s & release Purchase Orders (PO’s) to Suppliers, manage supplier shipments (ASN) and goods receipts (GR’s) with OEM’s end to end.
  • Ensure all PO’s, SO’s align with the accurate pricing, part number and qty.
  • Daily check open or missing ASNs (Advanced Shipment Notification) from Suppliers and open or missing GRs (Goods receipt) from OEMs
  • Interact closely with GSSM, Finance, Suppliers and OEM to monitor performance and address any supply chain issues.
  • Collaborate with Finance or other functional teams for resolving any Supplier / OEM payments & drive issue resolution.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring closure of all SO / PO’s, RMA’s PA’s (Price Adjustments, Credits)
  • Manage the release of inventory from Apple Owned Inventory Hubs to OEM’s
  • Responsible for ensuring the data integrity of the various procurement business systems (SAP, MPL, purchasing order, sales order, pricing etc.).
  • Participate in process improvement & work with key shareholders in developing automated solutions and testing (UAT) that these solutions are fit for purpose.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring no confidential or sensitive Apple information is disclosed.
  • You will support NPI, Quarter end and other related buy sell activities.
  • Support with other functional teams the new setup of suppliers, OEMs, commodities etc
  • Support site to site material transfers
  • Support 3rd party process audits (e.g. SOX, Apple internal etc)

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

- Education Preference: Diploma in IIPMM.IPICS Certification; Degree/ Diploma in a Supply Chain or Procurement related field. - Equivalent work experience may be considered

Additional Requirements

  • - The role may require a moderate level travel
  • - Successful candidate will be required to liaise across time zones with Asia & US.