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Job Ref.: 1839

Job Title: Buyer – Pharmacy Group – Dublin West - Jan 2020 - Immediate Vacancy

Posted Date: 19/01/2020

Sector: Purchasing

Location: Ireland, Dublin West

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Buyer – Pharmacy Group – Dublin West - Jan 2020 - Immediate Vacancy

Our client is the largest pharmaceutical purchasing group in the Irish Pharmacy market with offices based in the Liffey Valley area, West Dublin.

The business is growing quickly and continues to invest in its core competencies to drive growth and further enhance its market leading position within the Irish Pharmacy market. They are seeking a Buyer, to join their Buying team to help support their ambitious growth ambitions.


Reporting to the Head of Buying, the successful candidate will work closely with the ethical / medicines purchasing team to gather and analyse relevant information in order in order to improve and optimise pricing, and to grow sales for the business.

The Buyer will be responsible for negotiating the purchase costs, pulling together and analysing sales information, preparing tenders and maintaining the master price file and flagging up discrepancies to the Head of Buying. This is an ideal opportunity to work in a varied role as part of a collaborative team in an exciting, fast paced environment carrying out essential customer profitability reporting and margin control and improvement.

The Buyer job will be a fast paced and varied within a highly successful company that continues to grow nationwide. The successful candidate will ideally come from a retail environment and currently be operating as a Buyer / Category Manager or similar for a large volume of stores.

This is an amazing opportunity to work for a very progressive Irish company.


Preparation of reports detailing purchases and profitability by supplier and customer.

Provide insight into reports developed; highlighting areas of success and lost opportunity.

Analyse market information, together with supplier information to identify / inform revised pricing options.

Drive improvements in margin through monthly verbal and written communications with Sales and finance teams.

Management of contract negotiations and ongoing relationships with new and existing suppliers ensuring that appropriate terms and KPI's/ SLA's achieve maximum benefit for our customers and govern long term relationships.

Review and actions list from monthly financials KPIs.

Partner with internal teams and collaborate with senior management to define and drive projects.

Implement best purchasing practices to drive value and reduce risk while sourcing, contracting and developing relationships with quality suppliers and identifying supply optimisation opportunities.

Managing daily and weekly pricing & financial forecast.

Support and maintain supplier relationships through participating and co-ordinating regular review meetings.


At least 3+ years’ experience in a buying role in a similar environment

Excellent supplier relationship management for maximum commercial gain

Confidently present to the senior management team

Excellent proficiency using Microsoft Office programs

Strong commercial acumen and ability to think creatively

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Strong prioritising and negotiation skills

Pharmaceutical technician qualification a benefit, but not required

An excellent salary (depending on experience) plus strong benefits package will apply to the right individual.

For further information please call Paul Flanagan at Dublin 01 805 5522 or email your cv in the strictest confidence to asap


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