Procurement Specialist

Location Drogheda
Discipline: Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Job ref: 002409
Published: about 1 month ago

The Procurement Specialist will manage varied categories of spend on goods and services to support the organizational strategic objectives and to report into the Procurement Manager. The key activities are to achieve and exceed agreed procurement & organizational objectives.



Ambition: We play to win.

Focus: We put patients first. 

Integrity: We keep our promises.

Openness: We are passionate about new ideas.

Respect: We support each other.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Support the Procurement manager on all sourcing and contracting activities and strategy execution. This will include some admin duties.
  • Participate in strategic and long-term forecast activity identifying and developing innovative sources and contracts.
  • Support the global Rayner group with procurement activities where required e.g., place POs etc.
  • Identify new suppliers as required and assist in timely and efficient onboarding of approved new vendors.
  • Report on category trend performance.
  • Support sales to develop financially sound bids and proposals.
  • Managing the vendor onboarding process and some of the vendor management requirements.
  • Maintain collaborative partnerships with vendors, ensuring effective procurement and query resolution, timely 2-way communications, feedback on performance, highlighting risk/opportunity mitigation/creation – in line with company policies.
  • Work with the Legal team to co-ordinate and compile/manage a vendor management contract tracker.
  • Support strategic global projects with procurement skills as required.
  • Co-ordinate any invoice queries from Vendors with the finance team.
  • The procurement specialist will have Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with all stakeholders both internal and external at all levels.
  • The procurement specialist will have Strong teamwork skills and must be able to operate in a collaborative environment.
  • The procurement specialist will have the ability to collect and analyze complex data and statistics.
  • The procurement specialist will have ability and willingness to learn new skills and share knowledge.
  • The procurement specialist will have excellent attention to detail.
  • The procurement specialist will be Enthusiastic, self-motivated, forward thinking, and resourceful.
  • The procurement specialist will Develop a strong rapport with department heads.
  • The procurement specialist will Complete planned project objectives to schedule.
  • To carry out other duties appropriate to the level and character of the post.



  • 1-2 years procurement experience
  • Strong written and numeracy skills
  • Operational experience of Microsoft tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Experience with negotiating contracts



  • CIPS level 3 or above (MCIPS Status) or Equivalent
  • Multilingual
  • Knowledge of Medical/Pharmaceutical practices