PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Specialist to join our Procurement Department. This full-time permanent role will be responsible for the sourcing of new suppliers while maintaining strong relations with existing suppliers to ensure the procurement of high quality materials at the best price. The successful applicant will aim to reduce costs and improve effectiveness while negotiating and securing deals with more favourable terms.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Ensure that the Procurement Team are sourcing & purchasing goods and services of the highest quality at the most competitive prices
  • Research and identify prospective suppliers while liaising with existing suppliers to ensure that strong business relationships are being maintained
  • Ensure that all suppliers have the appropriate accreditations and insurance cover/s
  • Ensure that due diligence is completed in the pre-order environment in terms of supplier risk assessments and budgetary alignment
  • Liaise with both Engineers and Project Managers, where applicable, to determine product specification, lead times, logistics and relay information to the relevant parties.
  • Manage internal requisitions and request multiple quotes to ensure the best price
  • Draft purchase orders and issue to the relevant stakeholders
  • Monitor supplier performance and resolve issues and concerns as they arise
  • Inspect and evaluate the quality of products and materials to ensure they are of the highest standards prior to making any repeat purchases
  • Forecast price and market trends while identifying key changes that may impact on purchasing
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities to achieve the departments financial objectives
  • Analyse data and generate monthly reports and statistics on both costs and savings made
  • Liaise between internal departments and act as the point of contact for all external parties
  • Keep up to date on market trends and innovations, regulations and new technology which may have an impact on how the business will function in the future
  • Understand the range and depth of the services provided by Sensori Group with the eagerness to further develop your knowledge of the business and the services we provide
  • Support the Company in promoting a culture of excellent customer service and establish exceptional working relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Act as a brand ambassador and lead the Company through its ongoing expansion
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary for the efficiency of the business

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

  • Degree qualified, with an Irish Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management (IIPMM) degree or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years’ purchasing experience in a fast-paced commercial environment
  • Ability to make important decisions & handle pressure of demanding targets and deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and planning ability with exceptional numeracy skills
  • Strong negotiation abilities combined with excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with proven experience of using a variety of software
  • Strong understanding of FM/Building (Mechanical & Electrical) services an advantage