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Category Specialist - Forestry

Ref: 76126

  • 48,000-53,000
  • 23 Nov 2021
  • Wicklow
  • Permanent

Category Specialist - Forestry

About the Company

Our Client is the custodian of a large percentage of the woodland in Ireland and employs 12,000 people and every year it contributes €2.3 billion euro to the Irish economy.

About the Position

The successful candidate will report directly to the head of procurement and will be responsible for implementing solutions to meet the operational procurement goals to achieve the best value for money. Develop the capability and capacity of the contractor base to ensure the business strategy is fully supported. Once in the role you will be encouraged to support the development of efficient procurement processes to ensure high quality contractor procurement services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the procurement process for the assigned relevant categories including sourcing strategy development and contract implementation.
  • Responsible for the advertisement, delivery and awarding of contracts
  • Assist in developing robust procurement strategies and execute annual implementation plans
  • Identify and deliver value for money, through implementation of cost savings and continuous improvement programmes from category strategies.
  • Work closely with the tender team to ensure tender requirements are agreed
  • Report & analyse spend & savings, as well as supplier market insights for assigned procurement categories.
  • Engage in projects and initiatives to support our sustainability objectives
  • Implement progressive resourcing solutions to ensure an increasing contractor base to meet the future demand within the organisation
  • Ensure effective supplier relationship management processes to reward the strongest contractors


  • Relevant Level 8 qualification in forestry, business, procurement or related discipline with a minimum of three year’s experience.
  • Experience dealing with procurement regulations.
  • Ability to manage financials to maintain profitability
  • Strategic thinker and understands the role of innovation in exploiting the delivery of strategies

Remuneration Package

€48,000 - €53,000
Flexible hybrid working model
Laptop and mobile phone
Educational Support
26 days annual leave with 2 company days

To discuss this role further or other engineering jobs please contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 5927888 or by email or click the apply button

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