Buying Planning Team Lead

Negotiable Permanent Cork City
09/06/2020 Ref: 3381
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Barden are delighted to be working with a client of ours on a key leadership role on their Buying/ Planning team. This is an opportunity to be a pioneering influence on the team and define the strategic direction of the team to meet the businesses needs during an exciting period of growth.

This role involves leading and developing a team, make systems & process improvements to optimise operations and take ownership of this area of development within this company.


  • Manage the buying/planning team, guiding, delegating responsibility and motivating the team to maximise potential- including regular one to ones, strategy meetings, etc
  • Ensure maintenance of robust processes within the Buying / Planning team to meet production requirements
  • Develop and improve processes with the aim of being “Best in Class”.
  • Responsible for aligning  the Buying / Planning team with Supply Chain Consultants in relation to the manufacturing plan
  • Review & define appropriate raw material safety stock levels
  • MRP process owner
  • Defining safety stock levels, identifying and managing areas of risk
  • Build and develop relationships with other key stakeholders across the business as well as pioneer the strategic direction for the buying planning team.


  • Circa 5 years of Supply Chain experience
  • Relevent Qualification in Supply Chain would be a plus
  • A strong communicator with the ability to influence, build relationships, assess what needs changing or fixing and develop a strategy around this
  • MRP/ SAP  experience
  • New Product Introduction experience is an advantage.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to set short, medium and long-term goals and lead and motivate your team to deliver on key strategic objectives


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