Due to continuous expansion, our client based in Mayo is hiring an experienced and professional Purchasing Manager (Buyer) to oversee the procurement functions of the business.

In this position, you will act as a point of escalation and drive process improvement initiatives across the entire procurement function.

The successful candidate will be an ambitious, confident, entrepreneurial, and high-spirited procurement professional with strong leadership experience.


  • To optimize the flow of products to fill all orders on time, resulting in maximum sales, whist ensuring all related costs are kept to a minimum.
  • Communicate with all user sections and maintain good supplier relations.
  • Oversee and maintain stock levels.
  • Provide administrative support and resolved procurement related issues.
  • Sign business agreements with suppliers as per company policy and regulations.
  • Monitor and review inventory systems.
  • Work with suppliers and supply chains to ensure that key processes are running cost efficiently.
  • Build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively contribute to the strategic sourcing of products.
  • Oversee the procurement process from identifying the requirement, to providing payment to supplier.
  • Ensuring compliance of supplier agreements and negotiations.
  • Identify cost savings where appropriate.
  • Negotiate best credit terms and prices (fully integrated – supplier & transport)
  • Work with Sales and Marketing in compiling and pricing products
  • Build long term relationships with suppliers
  • Organising and coordinating delivery of foreign imports.


  • Exceptional written and spoken communication
  • knowledge and interest in the Agricultural / Engineering industry would be advantageous
  • 2+ years’ experience
  • Strong stakeholder management and negotiation skills
  • Excellent Quantitative and analytical experience, including solid comfort with Excel
  • Superb IT skills
  • Ability to focus and prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

For more information, Contact Mairéad at Arcon Recruitment

Mairead Kelly, marketing and recruitment consultant at Arcon Recruitment Services. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Mairéad Kelly

Recruitment Consultant

Mairéad initially joined our team as Marketing and Recruitment Co-ordinator. She quickly progressed to Recruitment Consultant and currently manages our busy Technical division. Mairéad is a proud Castlebar woman and holds a B.B.S from ATU Sligo. Mairéad recruits for positions in all areas of Technical/ Engineering and I.T.  She has built excellent relationships with companies large and small and has proved herself invaluable in solving their recruitment issues.

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