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Purchasing Administrator

03/12/21 Dublin North Neg

Permanent full-time

We have an excellent opportunity for a Purchasing Administrator to join the team of a leading food business, based in North Dublin. 

The Purchasing Administrator will work closely with the Buying team to build relations with new and existing suppliers, with the goal of expanding sales and market share. 

The role will involve introducing new suppliers to meet the current and future needs of the business, while ensuring continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and delivery, along with considering new product/service introduction.

Excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to get into buying/procurement within the food industry. Fantastic training provided.

Full-time, permanent position.  

Salary is negotiable DOE.

Job Role & Responsibilities:

  • Daily order placement / purchasing from suppliers
  • Assisting buyers with sourcing of fresh produce
  • Building good relationships with new suppliers and maintaining current relationships with suppliers
  • Manage the supply of produce effectively in the short, medium and long term through effective buying, sourcing and supply chain management
  • Support buyers in planning and trading of product lines
  • Monitor stock levels against sale projections
  • Liaising with suppliers on a daily basis
  • Negotiate effectively in terms of product quality, volume, delivery and price with both suppliers/customers to increase margins and subsequently profits
  • Liaising with line leaders on a daily basis to discuss all orders to be processed
  • Negotiate with suppliers in a fair and responsible way
  • Ad-hoc duties as dictated by Buyers and Management
  • Day to day admin for Imports from the UK
  • Customs Declarations

Qualifications / Experience Required: 

  • Education or experience in Procurement or Supply Chain in FMCG is an advantage
  • Proficient in Excel, Google Docs and Word and Outlook
  • Business Administration
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Previous Import / Export experience would be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of the food distribution sector – fresh / frozen / dry goods is an advantage 
  • Good Negotiation skills
  • Ability to focus and prioritise tasks
  • Strong Organisational and Planning skills
  • Good Communicator – both internal and external
  • Ability to work well under pressure

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Please apply by sending your CV to Laura Duffy at or call for more information.

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