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Job Summary

  • Swords
  • Permanent
  • 2480
  • Jan 23, 2024
  • Competitive
Job Description

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join the team here at Siemens Healthineers.

Now's our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.
Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us.
Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as a Buyer. Role is based at our manufacturing site in Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland.

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As a Buyer you will:

  • Purchase all direct materials to support Production and Service in line with business demands.
  • Maximise the use of 'Lean Supply' methods to meet delivery and inventory objectives.
  • Monitor key metrics in the areas of on-time delivery, inventory, cost, quality and service to achieve agreed targets.
  • Lead all significant issue resolution programs with suppliers, with Engineering and Quality
  • Conduct Business Reviews with suppliers to ensure that performance is to target, and any required improvements are agreed.
  • Contribute to the site Productivity program through the implementation of cost reduction projects and part transfers.
  • Work with Strategic Procurement to advance the performance and optimization of the supply base.


This position may suit you best if would like to do develop your career with Healthineers and the description below sounds like you!

  • Team player, capable of building strong and influential relationships with internal stakeholders and Suppliers.
  • Good working knowledge of Procurement Tools, Processes, Methods and Reports.
  • Planning and analytical skills, ability to collate and analyze data for decision making
  • Problem solving skills with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Capable of negotiating with and influencing suppliers to deliver business results.
  • Excellent oral communications, business writing skills and presentation skills.
  • Self-directing, goal oriented and able to prioritize workload.


Requirements to succeed in this role

  • Degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, or a related discipline (level 8).
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience within Procurement, preferably within an electro[1]mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of dealing with a broad range of supplier organizations across Europe, Asia and North America
  • Ability to interact with and influence suppliers at a senior management level, to manage escalations.
  • Established commercial mind-set with the ability to assess and conclude business decisions with suppliers.


At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose: To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

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