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ICDS Recruitment
24 Upper Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2

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Construction Buyer

Location: Dublin north
Entered: 08 July 2020
Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Permanent

Construction Buyer | Dublin (North/M50) | €Neg + Package

Our client is one of the larger Tier 1 main contractors, with some individual current projects in excess of €100m.

Role and responsibilities:

  • 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 follow 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.
  • Issuing of Plant and Purchasing reports to Directors and Contracts Managers.


  • Proven purchasing experience in construction.
  • 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.


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