Job Description

Purchaser (Senior) | Construction

Co. Dublin, Ireland
€80,000 - €100,000 per annum
Ref: bk.5624.purb.w38.21

Senior Purchaser | Dublin | €Neg + Car + Pension + Bonus + Benefits

You will carry out the day-to-day operations of the purchasing department. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement of construction materials, continually search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers.

Roles / Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with site management and quantity surveyors on material and plant requirements.
  • Issue requests for prices with suppliers as well as follow up on price requisitions as requested
  • Prepare quotation analysis
  • Negotiating prices with suppliers
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers 
  • Place orders with agreed suppliers and ensure the prompt delivery of these orders 
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power 
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Check invoices for accuracy against purchase orders
  • Perform administrative duties to the specified standard and within the time frame required by the purchasing department.
  • Must be flexible to participate in other duties as required by the department.


  • Ambitious & enthusiastic
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in construction industry
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Good knowledge of supply of construction materials
  • Work to achieve cost savings & challenge price increases
  • Manage procurement activities for several sites
  • Work to maintain good supplier relationships
  • Assist in resolving invoice issues
  • Microsoft Office skills essential
  • Able to work on own initiative, or as part of a team
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Highly skilled in communicating with site personnel, suppliers, and relevant internal departments

Contact Barry Kelly 086-232-5706 for a confidential discussion.

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