Job Description

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Cork
  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Date ClosesCloses 04/07/2022

Company Background:

ABEC has been a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry for over 45 years. ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximise productivity. ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilisation systems.

Position Summary:

The Buyer will transact business to buy the products or services required by ABEC with the most favourable terms and conditions. The Buyer will work with the people in the organisation to determine needs and develop effective business relationships with vendors to meet those needs in the best interest of ABEC. A strong emphasis will be placed on negotiations, cost savings, and strategic initiatives.


Ø  Establish long term Strategic Partnership Agreements with key suppliers

Ø  Negotiate service contracts for supplemental labor and services.

Ø  Support Project Management, Manufacturing, and Service functions with on-schedule procurement of mechanical & electrical components/services as required for manufacture and after-sales service of ABEC equipment.

Ø  Work with Suppliers to assure optimum combination of price, quality and lead time is obtained on all items/services purchases by ABEC.  This includes negotiation of pricing, delivery and payment terms, as well as cancellation/return/warranty policies.

Ø  Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships to ensure required performance (on-time delivery, quality, competitive pricing) is achieved and continuously improved.

Ø  Assist QC/Receiving function with resolution of product or documentation discrepancies preventing formal receipt and utilisation of purchases items. Similarly, coordinate with Mech./Elec. Design as required to resolve discrepancies involving system Part Numbers, Item Descriptions, Vendor Documentation Code requirements, etc.

Ø  Provide Project Managers with timely updates on status of procurement for their respective projects.  Participate in project team meetings as required to ensure accurate and up-to-date communication regarding project status is maintained.

Ø  Support Product Management and Sales functions as requested to obtain quotations for materials/services related to preparation of project proposals.

Ø  Coordinate with Engineering and Mech./Elec. Design functions to identify opportunities for product training (Lunch & Learns) or similar technical information sessions to enhance understanding of vendor product line, new applications, cost savings, etc.

Ø  Work in collaboration with other department employees and Global Director, Supply Chain to identify and implement opportunities for process improvement that increase efficiency of operations, more effectively utilise resources and reduce costs.

Ø  Other work as assigned to support projects and / or customer expectations.

Ø  Ability to travel when required.


Ø  Level 7 degree in Business or a related field, or equivalent experience.

Ø  At least 3 years of experience in a business environment.

Ø  Working experience in negotiating large purchase orders as well as contract negotiation

Ø  Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of company structure.

Ø  Self-starter, organised, highly adaptive, flexible, and ability to work with minimal supervision.

Ø  Proficiency in Microsoft’s Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Ø  Willingness and ability to learn at a challenging pace and in a changing environment.

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