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    10 days ago

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Role: Purchasing Administrator

Location: Dublin

Salary: Negotiable DOE

Role Overview:

Our client are seeking a Purchasing Administrator to join our team in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will possess previous experience in a similar role, demonstrating adeptness in communication with quantity surveyors, site personnel, suppliers, and internal departments. The role requires collaboration within the procurement team while maintaining efficiency and accuracy in purchasing operations.

Key Attributes:

The successful candidate will exhibit self-drive, assertiveness, and a results-oriented mindset. They will be a team player with a positive outlook, committed to delivering high-quality outcomes. A forward thinker, they will proactively evaluate their own performance and seek continuous improvement. Furthermore, they should feel at ease engaging with site personnel, contract managers, on-site mechanics, and hire suppliers.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develop, lead, and implement purchasing strategies to optimize procurement processes.
  • Monitor and report key functional metrics to enhance cost-efficiency and operational effectiveness.
  • Formulate negotiation strategies and successfully close deals with favorable terms.
  • Identify and establish partnerships with reputable vendors and suppliers.
  • Determine optimal quantities and delivery schedules to meet operational requirements.
  • Anticipate and forecast future demand levels to facilitate proactive procurement planning.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience as a purchasing administrator, showcasing proficiency in procurement processes.
  • Familiarity with sourcing strategies and vendor management practices.
  • Keen interest in market dynamics and a strong business acumen.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and networking abilities.
  • Proficiency in vendor management software tools.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data accurately.
  • Sound judgment and effective decision-making capabilities.
  • Strong leadership qualities to drive procurement initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills, both face-to-face and over the phone.


  • Advanced/Higher Certificate (preferred)


  • Purchasing Administration: 3 years (preferred)

Due to the urgency of this vacancy, it is not possible for our client at this time to consider anyone without the appropriate work permits, visas or sponsorship's already in place. Therefore, we are unable to consider candidates who do not have full authorisation to work in the UK. Applications submitted without the necessary visa in place will not be considered.

If the position above is of interest to you and you would like to know more, please call Marie today on 0830104097 in complete confidence.