Procurement Manager

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Job Description

Cpl is looking for a Procurement Manager to join a Irish state body in the public sector based in Dublin.

The successful person will be responsible for leading and developing the procurement function, delivering cost effective and proactive procurement services.


  • Be a strategic partner to the various business teams for all procurements
  • Build and maintain positive and effective relationships, providing in-depth professional advice on sourcing strategy and the application of relevant policies, guidelines and legislation
  • Be responsible for the alignment of business units’ goals and objectives, ensuring that current and future requirements are delivered in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner
  • Develop, implement and maintain the Corporate Procurement Plan with the Director of Corporate Services.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a contract register to provide oversight for procured contracts including the preparation of reports on the status of contracts for relevant business units
  • Ensure procurement processes are compliant with all relevant policies, guidelines and legislation and that they are fit for purpose with respect to objectives including a comprehensive understanding of Irish and EU public procurement rules, guidelines and regulations
  • Provide expertise and input into contract negotiations and complex sourcing strategies
  • Provide expertise and assistance across on vendor management
  • Provide a corporate quality control function on all aspects of procurement
  • Design a process to carry out reviews of tendering processes and of the delivery of individual tender processes in order to develop effective and compliant procurement practices
  • Expertise across tender development, tender evaluation and contract awards processes


  • 5 years’ experience an equivalent procurement role within a large public sector environment
  • Professional certification in procurement (IIPM, CIPS or equivalent) is required
  • Proven track record of professional and successfully negotiated outcomes in area of public procurement
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, but with particular reference on written communication
  • Previous experience of applying stringent compliance standards at all stages of public procurement procedures and managing the execution and documentation of tender processes.
  • Experience of eTenders and a good understanding of contract structures
  • Proficient in MS packages, databases and SharePoint portals
  • Full Irish Driver’s license

*Excellent salary and package on offer

For more details please call Tim Clifford in the strictest of confidence on 016146095 or send your cv to 


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Tim Clifford

Recruitment Consultant +353 614 6095
  • Salary: 55000 - 75000
  • Location:Dublin City Centre
  • Type:Permanent
  • Category:Supply Chain