Purchasing Officer

Location Clondalkin
Discipline: Administration
Job ref: 005462
Published: 2 months ago

Position: Purchasing Officer

Reporting to: Group Procurement Manager 

Location: GHQ, Cloverhill Industrial Estate, Clondalkin, Dublin 22


Main Purpose:

The successful candidate must have at least 4 years’ experience within a similar role. He/she should be highly skilled at communicating with suppliers and relevant internal departments as well as capable of working as part of the Procurement Department.


Key Duties/ Responsibilities:

The following reflect the main tasks associated with this position and are not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive:

  • Place orders with assigned suppliers at regular intervals and ensure the prompt delivery of these orders
  • Liaise with site management on materials required
  • Benchmark supplier groups at regular intervals
  • Determine areas for improvement within the existing supply chain
  • Report all cost savings achieved on a quarterly basis
  • Manage the accommodation and travel for business with a particular attention to spend and achieving cost savings
  • Aid the department in maintaining and improving on its SLA
  • Produce and analyze monthly KPIs
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers as well as follow up on price requisitions as requested
  • Create reports using spreadsheets.
  • Must be flexible to participate in other duties as required by the department

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience of buying from suppliers within the Telecoms/ Construction/Rail/Civil Engineering/Power Sectors is essential
  • Excellent administrative duties skills, associated with procurement.
  • Excellent organisational communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Desired competencies: Commercial Awareness; Results Oriented; Collaboration; Customer Focus; Creativity; Communication.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office applications


  • Self-driven, results-oriented, team player with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance.


  • Carry out such other duties as are consistent with the job-holder’s knowledge and skills and are necessary for the satisfactory completion of contracts or for attainment of the goals of the business.