Purchasing Manager

Job description

Permanent Opportunity for a Purchasing Manager with an Employer of Choice based in Cork


  • Liaise with Engineering and Project teams at project start-up to get an understanding of the scope and timelines
  • Liaise with the project team to generate the bid list
  • Collate specifications, technical and quality requirements
  • Detailed analysis of returned bids, reporting and presenting the results to the project team
  • At all times following the procurement process whilst also being mindful of time constraints
  • Perform expediting activities as requested from project teams
  • Highlight risk and supply issues to project team
  • Build relationships with existing and potential new suppliers, ensure due diligence is carried out for all new sources of supply.
  • Build strong inter-departmental relationships
  • Input to analysis of supplier relationships, metric and performance
  • Be responsible for all procurement requirements / transactions on ERP System for assigned projects
  • Interface with finance regarding invoice queries relating to price / quantity discrepancies
  • Support continuous improvement culture
  • Work harmoniously as a member of the procurement team, contribute to a positive team environment 


  • 4-5 Years Experience working in a Purchasing role in the Construction Industry
  • Relevant Third Level qualification in a Purchasing/Supply Chain or related discipline
  • System orientated with excellent Microsoft skills and experience of using ERP
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communications skills
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical disciplines, both internal and external.

For more information on this and other jobs call Nicola McCarthy on 021-2359146 or email your CV to

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