Buyer | Collins McNicholas


  • Reference: LK44664
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
  • Category: Supply Chain & Logistics

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region. This role is a 12-month contract position.


The following are the key requirements for the role:




  • Produce and analyse Branch and product performance statistics and make effective decisions and recommendations with regard to profiling.
  • Monitor the computer system calculation of forecasts for branch stock, adjusting as appropriate to ensure that automatic replenishment parameters are set to ensure excellent customer service at optimum costs.
  • Develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues in the branch network and at the centre.
  • Negotiate and organise branch stock cleanses, identify and focus on problem stock and achieve targets for Aged Stock reduction.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure maximum commercial gain against defined purchasing objectives.
  • Monitor franchise activity and co-ordinate promotional activities.
  • Collate and analyse supplier performance and market intelligence information for use in negotiation and supplier development meetings.
  • Provide a consistently excellent level of personal service.
  • Build and maintain successful partnerships with customers, colleagues and suppliers and focus on the achievement of long term customer loyalty.
  • Consistently generate profitable sales for the branch, both face to face and on the telephone by effectively using a range of techniques and resources.
  • Apply the basic principles of margin management to generate profitable sales.
  • Ensure that company and market information is exploited in order to develop and maximise profit opportunities




  • 3 years’ experience in purchasing
  • Planning experience desirable
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven track record of excellent time keeping & attendance is essential.
  • Highly organized with strong ability to prioritize tasks.


Firstname (required)

Surname (required)

Your Email (required)

Your phone

Upload CV (required)

Security Code captcha


Michael O'Leary

Contact Consultant

  • Michael O'Leary
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • 061 512273
  • Connect with Michael
Request a Call Back

Half-Way Point Shows Positive Employment Trends for 2017

Positive labour market pic
Collins McNicholas has seen a 6% growth in registered job vacancies in the first half of 2017 compared with the first half of 2016. The number of candidates registered with Collins McNicholas is up by 24% in the same period. The growth in jobs shows a buoyant job market with candidates willing to switch jobs […]
read whole article

Job Seekers Guide

Everything you need to know to find a job, including; how to prepare a CV and cover letter, how to prepare for a job interview, how to navigate the modern job market, and much more.
view more