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Edwards Lifesciences Supply Chain Analyst/Buyer in Shannon, Ireland

Buyer/Planner and Indirect Procurement

Job Description

The Company: Edwards Lifesciences is driven by a passion to help patients. The company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.

The Position: Plan the procurement of the material required to support Customer Demand and New Product introduction and develop and execute the business unit production schedule.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop and schedule the Manufacturing Production Plan from the Master Production Schedule requirements with some level of complexity

  • Manage issues preventing execution of the MPS and production plan. Issues include but are not limited to non-conforming materials or processes, material or equipment availability, completing unplanned requirements

  • Analyse resource availability, develop short and mid-range capacity plans with manufacturing teams, and lead teams to ensure plans are met

  • Generate work orders using system (e.g., JDE)

  • Manage work order progress, including working with production and other supporting departments (e.g., quality, microbiology, engineering) to ensure production plans are met

  • Provide ship schedule to Supply Chain/Demand team

  • Creation of reports of key performance indicators and identify opportunities for potential report automation and drive these to completion

  • Establish and maintain gross inventory targets with a limited scope. Includes developing action plans to minimize inventory exposure and for scrapping or mitigating excess and obsolete parts based on business information, and assess inventory management


  • Liaise with the warehouse team for shipping and receiving of material with some level of complexity

  • Ensure shipment of materials by applying knowledge of import and export laws and regulations


  • Plan materials requirements and provide to Irvine to support production schedules and new product launches with some level of complexity, including:

  • Working with the supplier to ensure materials are made to the proper specs

  • cross functional teams to resolve obstacles to meeting the schedule, including, but not limited to, resolving issues with non-conforming material, unclear specifications or vendor capacity constraints

  • Expediting purchase orders as required. Includes expediting material from the receiving dock though receiving inspection, to production stores

  • Broad understanding of Indirect Procurement, including RFQ process, sourcing, contracts, price negotiations, managing suppliers, cost reduction initiatives

  • Other incidental duties assigned by Leadership

Education and Experience

  • 5 years related experience required

  • Bachelor's Degree in in related field

  • Experience in purchasing, logistics and/or production control

  • Experience working in a medical device and/or regulated industry preferred

Additional Skills:

  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience MRP and ERP (e.g. JDE) preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills

  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to purchasing material, logistics, and/or production control

  • Solid knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and inventory management programs (e.g., Kanban, Min/Max)

  • Solid knowledge of market and economic indicators, practices and procurement procedures

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.