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Associate Buyer

Ref: 77098

  • 40,000-45,000
  • 12 May 2022
  • Fixed Term

Associate Buyer

About the Company

Our client is Ireland's national water utility and they are responsible for providing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland.

About the Position

The successful candidate will execute procure to pay activities and endeavour to build and manage supplier relationships. This will be an initial 6 month contract with a view to extending to permanent in 2023.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate good knowledge and conduct efficient execution of procurement processes
  • Manage demand and sourcing support to the Tactical Buying Team Lead
  • Process transactions for purchase order approval and purchasing
  • Support the procurement of Materials and Services through Maximo and Oracle
  • Support the tendering process
  • Ensure purchasing activities comply with Purchasing Procedures
  • Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal customers
  • Ensure purchase orders are placed expeditiously
  • Maintain the filing system of purchase orders and documents
  • Manage and administer requisitions and purchase orders
  • Provide clear and effective communication with the business to support Procurement processes and procedures
  • Assist the Tactical Buying team with any other administrative or sourcing related procurement activities


  • Minimum second level education
  • Professional qualifications in Procurement, Supply chain or similar is desirable
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in a Procurement function
  • Strong business acumen, communication and negotiation skills
  • High level of knowledge of relevant commercial legislation and regulations for procurement of services and goods for Utility businesses
  • Proven ability to create good working relationships
  • PC skills required: extensive use of Microsoft Excel and Word and experience with procurement software
  • Ability to assess and execute programs, policies and initiative operational needs
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective strategic partnerships with key stakeholders both internally and externally e.g. suppliers

Remuneration Package

Very competitive salary 

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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