Senior Buyer - Armagh

Bid, Estimating, Planning & Buying
Ref: 6441 Date Posted: Wednesday 20 Sep 2023

Senior Buyer               Antrim        £35-50k      


The Company

A fantastic opportunity to work on interesting commercial Fit Out projects and joinery packages across Northern Ireland, Mainland UK and Republic of Ireland.

Our client is very keen to add new talent to their commercial team, and are looking for a candidate who comes from a strong procurement background within construction who can bring their expertise and knowledge to the firm.

A brilliant opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career with an excellent company whilst earning an enticing salary!

The Role

  • Develop and implement a procurement strategy to ensure cost savings and supplier performance targets are met.
  • Collaborate with project managers, estimators, and CAD technicians to determine the procurement needs for each construction project.
  • Obtain quotes and prices from sub-contractors & suppliers.
  • Evaluate supplier quality and negotiate pricing to deliver cost savings .
  • Place orders and monitor purchased items’ lead times to ensure timely delivery of all items.
  • Identify potential suppliers and maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers.
  • Prepare and manage requests for quotations from estimating for the tender process.
  • Monitor inventory levels, track material usage, and forecast procurement needs.
  • Work closely with the finance department to reconcile purchase orders, invoices, and payments.
  • Implement and maintain a centralized procurement database, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records of suppliers, contracts, and pricing agreements.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and changes in regulations that may impact procurement activities.

What you need

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role in construction procurement
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Great communication skills both verbal and non-verbal
  • Excellent negotiation and organisational Skills
  • Ability to prioritise important tasks
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. A relevant professional certification (e.g., Certified Professional in Supply Management, Certified Purchasing Manager) is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a Purchasing Manager or in a similar procurement role within the construction industry.


For any more information on the role please contact Fionnuala Lambe on 015314886 or 02830898345.

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