Margarett Muldoon, Procurement Analyst at Kingspan
As a Procurement Analyst, I am responsible for ensuring that reports are updated accurately and on time. It involves attention to detail, and an understanding of the supply chain.
Name: Margarett Muldoon
Job Title: Procurement Analyst
Division: Kingspan Insulated Panels
Location: Cavan, Ireland
What does your job involve?
As Procurement Analyst, I am responsible for ensuring that reports are updated accurately and on time. It involves attention to detail, and an understanding of the supply chain.
The main reports I manage are:
- Spend and volume reporting
- Forecasting reporting
- Savings reporting
- Price movement reporting
- Steel quota reporting
- Commodity Price Tracking
I also have involvement in non-steel buying and negotiations.
Being a procurement analyst involves providing insights to the Procurement team of changes in the market and internal requirements. While I am responsible for specific report, I am a point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders.
What is the most interesting project you’ve been involved with?
Working to optimise our Pallet supply has been the most interesting project so far. There were several factors that affected timber supply across the world, however, because of our forward-thinking and price negotiations, we ensured security of supply for the best price.
Being involved in the Pallet Project has allowed me to use key procurement tools to keep prices down, more environmentally friendly all the while, maintaining continuous supply to Kingspan. In this project I was able to delve into Value-Engineering to discover the feasibility of reducing the amount of timber needed to manufacture our pallets.
We also looked at pallet-circularity both internally and externally. With the help of the Procurement team, I got hands-on involvement in sourcing the “right pallet, from the right supplier and the right price”. The time put into this project has opened up more avenues in various business units within Kingspan insulated panels to also look at optimising their pallet supply.
What advice would you give to new Graduates joining our Company?
You can do it !
A ‘can do’ and positive attitude will always go far. Kingspan is a golden opportunity to understand and see how an international corporation functions, which is a priceless perspective to be able to have.
Learn as much as you can, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Our colleagues are happy to help and point you in the right direction.
Kingspan is a world of opportunity where you have the ability to develop your skills, travel, and meet people from around the world- when the opportunity arises to network and learn more, do take it.
Graduates become a part of the team from day 1- you will be supported and given responsibility right from the start.
You can do it. Visualise where you want to be in your career and in Kingspan you can “Make it happen”.
What excites you most about Kingspan?
Learning from the best in the business and seeing what the future holds for Kingspan’s Planet Passionate.
I have always loved learning and understanding why things are the way they are, and how to make things better. In my role at Kingspan, I have been in contact and in communication with several teams and stakeholders which is exciting to have this never ending ability to gain knowledge.
Working here is the fun type of learning- it’s hands on, it’s interactive and it’s every day. It is rewarding to be a part of an industry that is evolving with Planet Passionate, People Passionate and Product Passionate at its core.
Kingspan is a market leader and actively looks for ways to make products more environmentally friendly, while truly engaging and proactively working to achieve Net-Zero Carbon Manufacturing. This is a topic that is important to me and to Kingspan. I am excited to see the ever progression and evolution of Kingspan reaching these targets.
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