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Purchasing Manager

  • Location

    County Westmeath

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    Professional & Technical Jobs

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  • Salary:

    €70,000 - €90,000

  • Contact:

    Sarah Smyth

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Purchasing Manager

Co. Westmeath

€70,000 - €90,000

3D Personnel are working alongside a well-recognised Residential contractor. Due to their continued growth, they are actively seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager to join their Midlands team based in Mullingar on a permanent basis.


Overall responsibility for the efficient and cost effective sourcing and procurement of all building materials, plant & equipment, and products and services as required by the Company in all of its activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Process materials requisitions from all sites and monitor all such requisitions to ensure that the correct product is being ordered, in the right quantity and in keeping with the contract / job specification.
  • Programme delivery of materials etc. in accordance with the set building programme, mindful of lead – in times, special orders etc.
  • Define and set out clear and effective procedures for the requisitioning of materials to ensure efficiency and ensure that all such procedures are strictly adhered to by all sites.
  • Define and set out clear and effective procedures for the monitoring and to that end, minimisation of wastage of materials on all sites and in all of the company’s operations.
  • Define and set out clear and effective procedures for the hiring and off hiring of plant to ensure efficiency and ensure that all such procedures are strictly adhered to by all sites.
  • Process all invoices to ensure that the details (quantities, prices and calculations) are correct.

Take all necessary corrective action to ensure that discrepancies are resolved (generate credit notes). Code all invoices in accordance with the current Contract Costing system, ensuring that all invoices passed through to accounts are error free and are charged to the correct job.

  • Be an integral part of the QS department generally in fulfilling that function and more specifically in the pricing of tenders through the sourcing of products, materials and subcontractors and the obtaining of competitive quotations for same.
  • Devise and manage servicing schedules for all plant to ensure maximum efficiency and longevity of Machinery.
  • Liaise with Contracts Manager (Ray Andrews) when programming servicing of machinery and Liaise with Health & Safety Manager (Seamus Andrews) to ensure that all plant & equipment is in good working order in accordance with Health & Safety legislation.
  • Compile Tender Packages for all Material Supply Packages required by Site.
  • Select Material Suppliers, based on Price, Service, Terms, etc.
  • Agree all Pricing, Terms and Conditions with Suppliers.
  • Set up New Credit Accounts with New Suppliers.
  • Source all Technical Data Sheets, Declarations of Performance, and IAB Certificates etc. and forward same to Site for BCAR Submittal by Site to Design Team.
  • Carry out an annual review of all Suppliers based on Quality, Service, Price, Delivery and


  • Review Price Increase Notifications and negotiate with Suppliers to Cancel, Defer or Reduce.
  • Maintain and Update a Database of Contact Details for all Suppliers.
  • Reporting
  • Attend meetings as necessary with Managing Director, Financial Controller and Managing
  • Surveyor to discuss operation of the system and issues that need to be addressed.
  • Prepare & submit on a monthly basis a formal written report on prices tendered / quotations from suppliers to the Managing Director / Managing Surveyor. Adopt a formal procedure whereby significant purchases and standing orders are only placed with the full approval of the Directors.

Requirements Include:

  • Procurement knowledge in the construction sector.
  • Preferably 5+ years in a previous similar role within the construction Industry.
  • Third Level qualification would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of current purchasing best practice principles.
  • Sound commercial acumen.
  • Competent in use of MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Accuracy working with numbers and attention to detail needed.
  • Self-motivated, energetic and capable of operating on his own initiative.
  • Must be able to multitask and efficiently manage their own time to meet the demands of the position.

To register your interest in this position, please forward a copy of your latest CV to Sarah or call today to discuss further.