Buyer - Sitetech, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Location Dublin
Job ref: 081717
Published: 14 days ago

Buyer - Sitetech - Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Part of Grafton Group Plc, Chadwicks Group is the market leader in the builder’s merchanting industry in the Republic of Ireland. The core business is through the traditional Builders Merchants division. Main brands include Chadwicks, Cork Builders Providers, Davies & Telfords.  In addition, and through organic growth and acquisitions the Group have established a range of brands which are close to the core but offer a uniquely different range of products.  These include Heitons Steel, Panelling Centre, Morgans Timber, Proline & Sitetech.



Sitetech is the leading supplier of concrete and brickwork accessories and has successfully built its business on close relationships with Ireland’s premier construction companies since 2011. Sitetech’s team has an entrepreneurial mindset and focuses on problem solving for and with customers and giving outstanding service.


Principle Objective

A Buyer in the Specialist products division manages relationships in a dynamic supply base and is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and managing the inventory of product categories to ensure we have the best product range to meet our customers’ needs. The buyer will ensure the most cost effective supply chain to ensure we meet our customers’ service level requirements. The buyer will lead supplier negotiations and build long term relationships with those suppliers. The Buyer will report to the Managing Director of the business unit and will be key member of the business ‘leadership team.


Knowledge & Experience 

  • Proven experience as a Buyer in the Building Materials Industry or a similar role.

  • Ideally have knowledge of construction materials.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office and presentation skills. Proficiency in Excel especially.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and diverse organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build long term supplier relationships, improving the trading position in a sustainable way.

  • Review existing supplier performance and new supplier proposals.

  • Lead or support complex negotiations with key suppliers.

  • Ensuring price is competitive and profitable.

  • Review new product developments, meet with suppliers and build long term relationships.

  • Forecasting and managing budgets effectively, always being cost conscious.

  • Attend trade shows and industry events to stay updated on market trends and opportunity to work in international markets sourcing new products identifying new product trends.

  • Design and implement new product production outside of Ireland and manage the inboundsupply chain.

  • Work with logistics to manage on time delivery of product to the various business units.

Essential Competencies

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Strong decision-making skills.

  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail.

  • Effective team working and networking skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer facing skills.

  • Dynamic, motivated and driven to achieve targets.  

Key Performance Measures

  • Margin % and €

  • New product development and ensuring no range gaps versus competitors.

  • Delivery against supply chain targets including stock holding, delivery on time to business

  • units and inbound deliveries.

Contract Type

  • Permanent full time

  • Full time 39-hour contract

  • Working week Monday to Friday

Our Benefits Include

  • Competitive Basic Salary

  • Competitive Performance Related Bonus

  • Private Health Care Allowance

  • Sick Pay Scheme

  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Pension Scheme

  • Colleague Saving Scheme

  • Profit Share Scheme

  • Colleague Discount

  • Educational Assistance

  • Wellness initiatives


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At Chadwicks Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.  You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


DISCLAIMER: Chadwicks Group reserves the right at any time to change, delete, or add to any of the provisions of this Role Profile at its sole discretion and it is the colleagues responsibility to familiarise themselves with these changes. Furthermore, the provisions of this Role Profile are designed by Chadwicks Group to serve as guidelines rather than absolute responsibilities and duties.