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Construction Buyer/Purchaser


FRS Recruitment




FRS Recruitment , in conjunction with our client, a well established Irish Main Contractor with a variety of Residential & Commercial projects in the West of Ireland , are looking for a Construction Buyer/Purchaser with a background in construction to join their team. This is a permanent postion within the company with a great career path mapped out, leading to a Purchasing Manager role. The ideal candidate would be required to demonstrate an ability to work under their own initiative , a knowledge of the sources of construction materials , be well organised and highly skilled in liaising with both the suppliers and internal construction team. Great Salary/Package available depending on experience: Role and responsibilities: Reporting to the Construction Manager the candidate will be responsible for: Ensuring that the Company's best interests are protected in all procurement activities. Sourcing of materials, plant, equipment and services and managing vendors including negotiating pricing contracts with each material supplier. Manage material supplier contracts (SLA's) that achieve cost, delivery, quality and service targets as required by the business. Meet suppliers as necessary. Ensure that all materials are in compliance with specifications, health and safety legislation, building regulations and environmental standards. Research and identification of new materials & suppliers for design and cost savings and develop and implement purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification. Ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of supply and delivery times. Forecast upcoming demand, monitor pricing trends and advise and report to the management team as appropriate. Maintain procurement files and purchase agreements to an auditable standard. Liaise with Estimating Department personnel in providing up to date materials suppliers costs information. Assist Accounts Department in settling invoice disputes. Day to day interface with site management to service site requirements and needs. Liaise and work with Plant Yard Supervisor regarding site plant, equipment and transport requirements. Issuing of Plant and Purchasing reports to Directors and Contracts Managers. Issuing of Purchase and Plant orders to suppliers and plant hire companies. Upkeep and maintenance of Head Office building and M&E services. Oversee, monitor and report on Company mobile phone usage and costs. Maintain records of the Company's plant, engineering and surveying equipment stock; including calibrations, services, monitoring due dates, etc. Requirements: Relevant Degree qualification in Construction (Quantity Surveying, Engineering etc. Proven purchasing experience in construction. Non construction procurement candidates will not be considered for the position. Excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate with suppliers. Strong commercial, negotiation and problem solving skills; experience in handling transactions with little supervision. If interested contact Cormac in FRS Recruitment for details - 091 760 706. This job originally appeared on

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70 days ago