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PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT / BUYER, CAPITAL required by CareerWise Recruitment for our BioTechnology client to support a new project in Limerick, the requirement is for 24-36 months. The PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT / BUYER, CAPITAL purchases and assists in the expediting of Capital Equipment and services. This involves the sourcing, identification of supplies, agreeing prices/terms, negotiation of delivery dates/schedules and communication with vendors as well as liaison with on site business areas.

Role of this position

  • Assisting the Capital Procurement team to implement procurement plans supporting the Project Procurement Plan and Global Capital Facility Project plans
  • Analysing quotations and preparing commercial bid analysis with vendor recommendation to site business partners
  • Negotiating and achieving cost reductions and savings with suppliers/contractors for Capital Equipment and services
  • Executing PO transactions in SAP & Ariba
  • Expediting of Purchase Orders and regular status reporting
  • Applying the Vendor Management process for setting up vendors on SAP & Ariba
  • Capital PO Management on SAP
  • Maintaining filing system for Purchase Orders and Vendor Data
  • Backup responsibilities in similar Procurement roles as required by business.


  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to quickly build relationships with relevant parties.
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple requests from across several areas.
  • High level of IT skills (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Previous SAP / Ariba experience an advantage
  • Previous experience working on large Capital projects an advantage
  • Strong sense of customer focus and teamwork.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative under minimal supervision.

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 087-0907204 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900