Lorcan Friel

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County Offaly


€50,000 - €65,000 per annum


18 days ago


Professional & Technical



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O’Neill & Brennan are currently recruiting for a Purchasing / Plant Manager for our Client, a dynamic business operating within the construction industry.

This is a Co. Offaly based permanent position.

Purchasing / Plant Manager responsibilities include:

  • Pre-qualification and set up of new suppliers according to company procedures.
  • Carry out regular supplier assessment of existing suppliers.
  • To ensuring a smooth & efficient running of the day-to-day tasks within the plant.
  • Planning and management of budgets, policies, and practices for the company.
  • Monitor, measure and report on operational issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timescales with relevant stakeholders
  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers.
  • Manage company internal purchasing system in line with company policy, ensuring all information is accurate and up to date.
  • Provide all requested purchasing and supplier related reports including quarterly spend report, monthly KPI reports, and other report information requested by senior management.
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, and relevant internal departments.

Purchasing / Plant Manager Requirements:

  • Must have a Degree in engineering, technical or a business related discipline
  • Minimum of 5-6+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the construction industry is preferred.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines & prioritise workload accordingly.
  • Strong organization skills, including the ability to work independently and in a team with minimal direction.
  • Ability to build & develop strong trusting relationships with suppliers & colleagues.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Dynamics, and the ability to actively reference the internet.

If you are considering a career move, please send your CV to or call Lorcan on 087 920 0905 for a confidential conversation.


Lorcan Friel

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