Full time permanent position


What we offer

Here at O’Carroll Engineering we offer candidates the opportunity to work in an innovative, technologically advanced fabrication facility.

Work- life balance is important to us and that is why we have adopted to a 4.5 working day week.

We provide an environment that will challenge your abilities while offering a clear path to advance your role, skills and rate of pay.

Our objectives are centred on staff upskilling and training, and we encourage and provide a forum for workers to share their thoughts on how to enhance their own performance and work procedures.


Role Purpose

The Purchasing Officer while reporting to the Operations Manager, is responsible for ensuring all purchasing and procurement requirements for O’Carroll Engineering (OCE) are met.


Role Overview

  • Purchasing all items required for OCE operations to ensure efficient and timely completion of projects.
  • Issue Purchase Orders appropriately and in line with best practice and OCE policies.
  • Liaise with Estimating Department to ensure all purchases are as required and any anomalies are flagged and queried prior to purchase.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate stock control measures are implemented and maintained through Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Ensure materials are correctly and appropriately allocated to machines, stores etc.
  • Refer to and understand drawings to ensure accurate purchasing of materials.
  • Ensure all delivery deadlines are met and where discrepancies occur, follow up with supplier.
  • Maintain complete traceability of all purchased items.
  • Maintain constant communication with various departments on the delivery of goods.
  • Supplier and product research ensuring OCE maintains competitive advantage.
  • Negotiate quotes and terms and conditions from suppliers to ensure best value is achieved.
  • Manage and maintain professional relationships with suppliers acting in the best interests of OCE at all times.
  • Maintain, review and negotiate new and existing service contracts.
  • Cognisance of cash flow and the implications of purchases on same.
  • Liaise with accounts to ensure suppliers accounts are managed and budgets are adhered to.
  • Maximise use of internal software systems and look for opportunities to further develop software use to the benefit of the OCE Purchasing Department.
  • Attend any and all relevant OCE internal and external meetings.
  • Ensure Lean Manufacturing principles are adhered to, minimising waste and increasing efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with ISO9001 and EN1090.

This list serves as an overview of the role and responsibilities and is not exhaustive


The Person

The Ideal candidate:

  • In-depth technical and working knowledge of purchasing and procurement processes.
  • Thorough practical knowledge purchasing for medium sized enterprises.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical and CAD 2D and 3D drawings to determine purchasing requirement.
  • Previous exposure to BIM systems of work would be advantageous.
  • Working understanding of estimating procedures and the effect on purchasing requirements.
  • Proven experience in implementing effective purchasing systems.
  • Experience in a manufacturing, production or workshop environment.
  • Analytical thinker and effective communicator with strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and influence decision-makers.
  • Efficient work-flow, time management, project management and reporting skills.
  • Strong and effective professional relationship-builder with excellent commercial awareness.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Flexibility to move between projects and an ability to multi-task and prioritise.
  • Motivated to achieve the highest standards and is provided with the appropriate feedback to do so.


This Job Specification is not exhaustive and is subject to change in line with business and operational requirements.

Resumes to hr@ocarrollengineering.com

Please reference the position you wish to apply for in the email title.

O’Carroll Engineering is an equal opportunities employer.

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