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  • Job reference number:15432893
  • Client ID:RI/FRS31851
  • Posted on:14-MAR-2019
  • Location:GALWAY, GALWAY
  • Job type:PERMANENT

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.

  • 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

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