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ICDS Recruitment
Dublin, DO2 N883

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Assistant Procurement Manager - Construction

Location: Dublin north
Entered: 02 Feb 2023
Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Permanent

Assistant Purchasing Manager (leading to Manager position)

North Dublin (just minutes from M1/M50)

Salary: €Neg + car + bonus + pension etc

Our client is one of the larger Tier 1 main contractors, with some individual current projects to the value of €115m. The intention is that this candidate will take over the company's Senior Purchasing Manager position in the next 2 / 3 years, so please note that although it is technically an assistant position, it would require someone with strong construction experience.

Role and responsibilities:

In conjunction with the Purchasing & Plant Manager the appointee will be responsible for:

  1. Ensure that the Company’s best interests are protected in all procurement activities.
  2. Sourcing of materials, plant, equipment and services and managing vendors including negotiating pricing contracts with each material supplier.
  3. Manage material supplier contracts (SLA’s) that achieve cost, delivery, quality and service targets as required by the business. Meet suppliers as necessary.
  4. Ensure that all materials are in compliance with specifications, health and safety legislation, building regulations and environmental standards.
  5. 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.
  6. Ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of supply and delivery times.
  7. Forecast upcoming demand, monitor pricing trends and advise and report to the management team as appropriate.
  8. Maintain procurement files and purchase agreements to an auditable standard.
  9. Liaise with Estimating Department personnel in providing up to date materials suppliers costs information.
  10. Assist Accounts Department in settling invoice disputes
  11. Day to day interface with site management to service site requirements and needs.
  12. Liaise and work with Plant Yard Supervisor regarding site plant, equipment and transport requirements.
  13. Issuing of Plant and Purchasing reports to Directors and Contracts Managers.
  14. Issuing of Purchase and Plant orders to suppliers and plant hire companies.
  15. Upkeep and maintenance of Head Office building and M&E services.
  16. Oversee, monitor and report on Company mobile phone usage and costs.
  17. Maintain records of the Company’s plant, engineering and surveying equipment stock; including calibrations, services, monitoring due dates, etc.



  • Proven purchasing experience in construction, preferably with a Plant background. 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.
  • Relevant third level qualifications, IIPMM advantageous.


If interested in the position, please forward your Cv in Word format to or call Clive at 01 6321200 



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