Patrick McEntee - Buyer - Raw Materials / Capital / Supplies & Services / IT & Telecoms

Buyer (Raw Materials) ~ Specified Purpose Contract at Lake Region Medical



Current location


Work category

Manufacturing and Operations



Email: - Mobile: +353 (0) 89 208 9991

I am a highly organised, results orientated buyer, with excellent negotiation, information technology and multi-tasking skills. With a high degree of technical knowledge, I have the flexibility to successfully manage a diverse range of purchasing categories.

Computer Skills:

Business Applications: SAP, JD Edwards, SysPro, Impact, Exact, Ariba, IMS, AS400, Notes, Navision (Microsoft Dynamics.
SAP & eSourcing Subject Matter Expert. Oracle, MySQL & SQL Server Power User. Detailed Analytical Reporting.
Microsoft Office Expert: Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Project & SharePoint.

Patrick McEntee's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Lake Region Medical - Buyer (Raw Materials) ~ Specified Purpose Contract

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, my role at Lake Region Medical is to provide procurement support for the high volume manufacture of Medical Devices, where I manage the Wire, Engineering and Packaging categories.

❖ Tactically purchased raw materials to meet production schedules through ERP system (JDE) within established inventory levels.

❖ Drove Vendor performance through identification, strategic sourcing, monitoring supplier performance and RFQ process.

❖ Maintained up to date tariff information for Company Imports with Revenue/Customs Ireland, and managed PPC.

❖ Developed and reviewed expiration dated material reports, open order reports, vendor analysis & various inventory reports.


❖ Reduced inventory, improved supplier lead times and minimised costs for key components using the Shingo A3 Process.

Key Skills
2010 - 2012

Eli Lilly and Company - Buyer & SAP SME (Capital Projects, Supplies & Services, MRO) ~ Specified Purpose Contract

Reporting to the Supply Chain Team Leader, my role at Eli Lilly was to provide procurement support for Engineering, Capital Projects, Information Technology and Supplies and Services, whilst utilising my negotiating, sourcing and expediting skills.

❖ Sourcing of capital equipment and allied services and trades for large scale capital construction projects.

❖ Vendor relationship management of key capital equipment manufacturers and site embedded contracting companies.

❖ Management of tender returns, bid tabs, recommendations for award and associated payment schedules and purchase orders.

❖ Procurement of site wide services and management of procurement related functions for embedded contractors and facilities.

❖ Management of the procurement of Information Technology Systems, Telecommunications systems and services and support.

❖ Management of the procurement of MRO, Components and Bulk Solvents for Large Molecule and Bio-Tech facilities.

❖ Subject Matter Expert for SAP, eSourcing, Sharepoint, Shopping Cart Processing and General Business Systems.

❖ Business systems power user, providing bespoke SAP, Sharepoint, Access and Excel enhancements and support.


❖ Delivered high value capital equipment and allied services for large scale commercialisation projects on time and under budget.

❖ Implemented computer based business systems utilising existing tools, and improved efficiencies and reduced costs.

❖ Project lead for procurement branding and costs awareness initiatives, elevating the role of procurement and reducing costs.

Key Skills
negotiating Purchasing
2007 - 2009

Merck Sharp & Dohme - Buyer (Raw Materials & Global Projects) ~ Specified Purpose Contract

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, my role at Merck Sharp & Dohme was to procure high volumes of specialised bulk raw materials, chemicals and solvents from global sources, for use in the production of bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients.

❖ Management of purchasing plans and the procurement of raw materials in line with production schedules.

❖ Maintained quality and technical specifications for all raw materials, ensuring a high availability of approved materials.

❖ Interacting with External Manufacturing Operations, monitoring production schedules, shipping and documentation.

❖ Monthly & weekly reporting activities including Open Orders, PPV, Discards, Intra-stat, AAD's and inventory reporting.


❖ Implemented material planning processes ensuring 100% availability, lean inventory, and timely availability of materials.

Key Skills
Forecasting negotiating Planning Purchasing
2007 - 2007

Reflexite Ireland Ltd - Buyer (Raw Materials, MRO & Logistics)

Reporting to the Operations Director, the role at Reflexite Ireland was to manage the global procurement function and to ensure a continuous supply of materials to facilitate the manufacture of reflective materials, whilst maintaining optimum stock levels.

❖ Negotiation of costs and services with new and existing vendors, and management of vendors on a daily basis.

❖ Complete management of material supply, implementing a new stock management system to improve performance.

❖ Management of shipping department and personnel, stock control, stores management, cycle counting and dispatch.


❖ Implementation of a buyer’s consolidation in the USA improving cost and efficiencies of material deliveries.

Key Skills
negotiating Planning Purchasing Stock Control
2006 - 2007

Stada - Buyer (Packaging)

Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, the role at Stada Production Ireland was to ensure a continuous and timely supply of printed packaging materials for use in two high volume generic pharmaceutical production facilities.

❖ Procurement of high volume printed packaging material such as cartons, labels, foil, and information leaflets.

❖ Complete management of the packaging material supply, maintaining stocks for two large production facilities.

❖ Management of approved artwork for all printed packaging and documentation control to IMB and FDA standards.


❖ Implemented Standard Operating Procedures for the management and procurement of printed packaging materials.

Key Skills
FDA IMB negotiating Packaging Planning Purchasing SOP
2004 - 2006

Sepam Specialist - Buyer (Engineering & Capital Projects) ~ Specified Purpose Contract

Reporting to the Managing Director, the role at Sepam Specialist was to provide contracting, procurement and indirect material support to various large scale and prestigious electrical & mechanical projects, both in Ireland and internationally.

❖ Managed the supply of materials in line with cost & project controls whilst maintaining the technical specification.

❖ Preparation of bids for the supply of materials and trades for national & international high value M&E projects.

❖ Sourcing of new suppliers, managing existing suppliers, cost negotiations, tenders, and sub-contract management.

Key Skills
Capital Planning Project Purchasing RFQ sourcing Tenders
2003 - 2004

ABB - Buyer - Raw Materials ~ Specified Purpose Contract

Reporting to the Financial Director, the role at ABB was to provide procurement support to the supply chain team, managing global vendors and ensuring the supply of a wide range of materials for use in the manufacture of high voltage transformers.

❖ Buying, purchase order management, purchase ledger, invoice processing and all associated procedures.

❖ Vendor performance, product price variance, MRP, material management and customs & excise duty reporting.

❖ In-bound logistics management, delivery performance appraisal, materials expediting, overdue delivery resolution.


❖ Improved inbound logistics function with the implementation of raw materials stores, distribution & vendor procedures.

Key Skills
logistics MRP Planning PPV Purchasing
2001 - 2003

Bayer CropScience - Buyer - Raw Materials

Reporting to the Head of Business Planning, the role at Bayer was to ensure an uninterruptible supply of raw materials from over 300 vendors, to facilitate the large scale production of agro-chemical products in to out-sourced manufacturing facilities.

❖ Forecasting, planning & procurement of agro-chemical materials and packaging in line with production schedules.

❖ Price and service level negotiation, purchase order management, bought ledger, costing, invoicing & stock control.

❖ Vendor performance appraisals, product price variance, materials management & MRP system maintenance.


❖ Technical lead for the ISO quality systems, document management and business systems project teams.

Key Skills
Forecasting ISO MRP negotiating Planning Purchasing
1999 - 2001

Pickfords Group - Buyer - Telecommunications & Information Technology

Procurement of telecommunications hardware & services, management of network services and service providers.

❖ Service accounting, billing, usage reports, voice data traffic analysis, telecoms hardware life cycle evaluation.

❖ Purchase order management, bought ledger, costing, invoicing, work order expediting and progress reporting.

Key Skills
Billing data Invoicing order management Progress Reporting Purchasing Reports Telecommunications
1990 - 1999

Trim Acoustics - Buyer - Raw Materials & MRO

Specifying, planning and procurement of all materials for use in the production of acoustic wall and flooring systems.

❖ Development of new business and design and specification of acoustic systems for use in the construction industry.

❖ Contracting of labour, plant and specialised services to agreed budgets for use in construction projects.

Key Skills
construction negotiating Planning Purchasing

Patrick McEntee's Education and Qualifications


Higher Diploma - Business & Finance

Enfield College


Bachelor/Degree - Graphic Design

Middlesex University

Patrick McEntee's Additional Information