Purchasing Officer


Key Requirements & Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, your role is to support the department’s purchasing processes across materials, equipment, plant and machinery to include vendor solicitation and if appropriate, pre-qualification; quotations, negotiation and award; vendor performance feedback and monitoring; dispute resolution; and vendor management.

  • 3 years + Previous procurement experience in the construction industry

  • Experience with procurement systems

  • Business or commercial qualification

  • Ensure that purchasing policy and procedures are followed with regards to the purchase of materials, equipment, plant and machinery, and vendors

  • Conduct due diligence on appropriate supply chain partners and make recommendations for vendors

  • Sourcing suitable materials as per site requirements & associated spec for same

  • Agree costs & deliveries with suppliers

  • Prepare purchase orders for procuring materials, equipment, plant and machinery

  • Manage the maintenance of a database for materials, equipment, plant and machinery

  • Coordinate company-wide initiatives to improve cost-recording


  • Oversee Maintenance & Distribution of Own Plant

  • Source External Plant when required

  • Maintain Internal & External Plant Database

  • Process Plant Orders


  • Oversee External Transport

  • Oversee Own Transport Fleet

  • Produce Cost Reports as requested

  • Deal with Invoice Queries in timely manner

  • Maintain Supplier Relationships

  • Other Duties as they arise in Purchasing Dept

The successful candidate will have a highly organised approach and ability to execute complex tasks and procedures with strong attention to detail in managing information, including database & file management. Along with a proven track record of building relationships with external suppliers.

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