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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    €30000 - €45000 per annum + benefits, bonus

  • Contact:

    Victoria Elliott

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  • Job Published:

    9 months ago

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What you will do
The Buyer (Ireland) role incorporates materials and subcontract procurement activities. The Buyer will be responsible for supplier management and negotiations for complex materials and contracts for projects following established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints.

This position reports directly to the Procurement Manager for Sub-Contract. You should preferably be based in Dublin and should be willing to travel as required to support the business.

How you will do it
As the Buyer you will purchase complex materials and subcontracts for projects from established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints. The Buyer obtains quotations and negotiates with suppliers on price, service and assists to ensure technical inclusion on purchased materials and installation contracts. In this role you will be required to develop / negotiate Procurement agreements across materials suppliers and sub-contractors. You will manage interpersonal relationships with supplier staff and contributes to the measurement and reporting of performance, advising the Procurement Manager of identified risks and situations with potential to impact business performance.
Developing key vendor relationships, with focus on agreements, supplier consolidation, along with setting up contracts that include pricing, rebates and terms agreements and with suppliers is a key part of the role. As well as managing and building strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure engagement.

You will collect, analyse and recommend solutions to quality problems on purchased materials, and will also plan and prioritise activities, suggests and implements process improvements aimed at improving customer service levels. The Buyer will advise management of improvements on materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes.You will achieve cost savings in line with departmental targets and also liaise with suppliers for special equipment configurations as needed, assist with calculation and negotiation of supplier rebates.

What we look for
· Ability to work ethically and with full integrity when making time sensitive or difficult decisions.
· Excellent analytical skills, results-driven and accurate, with proven ability to demonstrate this
· Good initiative and interpersonal communication skills both orally and in writing
· Good influencing and negotiation skills
· Relationship driven with customers. Builds trusting relationships to enhance cooperation and collaboration.
Good knowledge of the opportunities, limitations and risks of international sourcing.
· Good knowledge of purchasing practices and applicable laws and regulations, with good commercial acumen.

*Bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience
*CIPS or IIPMM qualified or studying towards
*Three to five years of active experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within Construction, Production or Fire industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects.