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Purchasing Administrator

  • Sector: Office Support
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  • Job Ref: 21265

An exciting opportunity has come our way to join an established SME looking to bring on a Purchasing Administrator. Our client is based in Cork and this opportunity will be a full-time, permanent position. This position would suit someone with a background in purchasing/project administration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate prices with suppliers

  • Place orders with suppliers and track them to ensure orders are delivered in a timely manner

  • Raising purchase orders through Live Costs software

  • Cross-reference invoices against purchase orders

  • Populating tenders and providing administrative support in the tendering/bidding process

  • Manage phone calls, correspondence (e-mail, letters, customer enquiries etc.)

  • Maintaining all filing systems

  • Provide general administrative support to the office team and foremen working on sites

  • Assisting the Team with regulatory Documents for clients (Full training provided)

  • Perform Ad Hoc duties as assigned

  • General administration in relation to the handover process


  • A minimum of 1-2 years experience in a similar administrator role

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel and Adobe Acrobat

  • Knowledge of CAD would be an advantage but not essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail are essential

  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team

  • Ability to meet important deadlines in a fast-paced office environment

  • Ability to multi-task and work on own initiative when required

  • Knowledge of the construction sector would be preferred

  • Ability to prioritise tasks as per deadline requirements

  • Analytical mindset and a positive outlook

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Megan O’Doherty