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  • Date Listed 10/08/2017
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  • Job Type Full-Time

Purchasing Manager

Sherlock Recruitment have been asked by our client, a leading Fitout Company in Dublin to source a Purchasing Manager.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced purchasing manager to join a busy team; their dynamic environment will require that you can demonstrate a high degree of initiative and exercise a proactive and involved approach. The work demands being able to work under pressure, to meet very tight deadlines, up-to-date knowledge of the industry, software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadline.

The Role

Areas of Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential suppliers
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided
  • Process purchase orders to ensure timely availability and receipt of materials and supplies.
  • Ensure all purchase orders are issued with a po number which includes agreed price.
  • Work closely with accounts team to ensure all invoices have correct costings and resolve any discrepancies, in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Liaise with workshop, studio and office staff to ensure that all goods are ordered from agreed suppliers at agreed prices
  • Keep updated price lists from suppliers and update the company databases as required
  • Ensure that all costs are within budget for each project
  • Ensure timely deliveries as required for each project
  • Keep a constant check on stock levels
  • Deal directly with sub-contractors, agree hourly rates or price on job and issue job dockets with agreed cost

The Person

Capabilities and Skills

  • Must be enthusiastic and energetic
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with other people
  • Customer focus: confidence, assertiveness, customer service
  • Must be trusted to work without supervision once given instruction
  • Team player: able to work productively and collaboratively with others
  • The successful candidate must possess a can-do positive attitude towards their work and colleagues
  • Must have a flexible attitude towards working hours
  • Customer focus: confidence, assertiveness, customer service
  • Experience in Purchase Management is essential
  • Must have a strong knowledge of the Microsoft office package and excel
  • Must have full, clean driver’s license and own transport


  • Competitive salary
  • Potential of high commission based earning once training is complete
  • Choice of internal routes for career progression

To apply for this role, please email your CV and a brief covering letter to

  • Department: Management
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Start Date: Full Time
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