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ICDS Recruitment
Connacht House
24 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 1 632 1200

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Assistant Purchasing Manager

Entered: 20 Nov 2017
Salary: €50000 - €60000
Duration: Permanent

Assistant Purchasing Manager

North Dublin

Salary: €Neg + Package

Our client is a large and highly reputable main contractor who are currently undertaing large office building, residential projects  to the value of €100m.

They are currently looking for an Assistant Purchasing Manager with a background in construction to join their team.

This is a long-term and permanent role with the company, and an ideal opportunity to progress into a senior role.


  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain records of the Company’s plant, engineering and surveying equipment stock; including calibrations, services, monitoring due dates, etc.

Skills Required Include:

  • Proven purchasing experience in construction, preferably with a Plant background.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate with suppliers.
  • Strong commercial, negotiation and problem solving skills; experience in handling transactions with minimal supervision.
  • Relevant third level qualifications, IIPMM advantageous.

To register your interest please send CV in Word to or call +353 (0)1 632 1200 for more.





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