• Full Time
  • Galway

We are currently hiring a Purchasing Manager  for our client, a construction company, based in Galway, Ireland.


  • Creating and implementing procedures for the new purchasing software alongside the accounts and management team
  • Working with management and accounts team to agree materials, labour and plant packages successfully.
  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate on behalf of OCC to maximise financial efficiency.
  • Obtaining quotes, placing orders, ensuring agreed rates and terms are set up with suppliers and agreeing rates to maximise financial efficiency.
  • Procuring building materials, processing purchase orders through purchasing software and following through to payment stage.
  • Identify any possible supply issues which would interfere with the forecasted timelines for projects in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Liaising with suppliers in relation to deliveries and order dates
  • Interacting with Project teams regarding purchasing and supplier queries.
  • Liaising with suppliers and accounts payable team, managing material budgets and resolving invoicing queries.
  • Producing monthly / project end budgetary control reports on all materials purchased for each site – Tender Budget vs Actual.
  • Procuring and hiring plant required on site including cabins, forklifts, fencing, transport etc.
  • Procuring PPE and office equipment.
  • Managing plant & equipment movement.
  • Resolve account queries with suppliers that the accounts department have failed to resolve through normal procedures.
  • Report on procurement to MD and management team monthly
  • Comply with QEHS policies and procedures and ensure that documentation complies with ISO requirements.
  • Assisting the estimating department with obtaining pre tender quotations and resolving material specification issues.
  • General purchasing administration as required.

Skills & Experience

– 3+ years’ experience in a buying/purchasing role, ideally in construction.

– Proficient in purchasing management software such as Live costs.

– Third level qualification in procurement/supply chain/business would be advantageous.

– Accuracy working with numbers and ability to pay close attention to detail.

– Ability to work well in a team in a fast-paced office environment.

– Strong communication and interpersonal skills

– Good IT skills with ability to generate detailed reports.

– Ability to work within strict deadlines.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@ratiorecruitment.ie