Graduate Purchasing Assistant

One of the largest engineering companies in the South East is adding a Graduate Purchasing Assistant to their expanding purchasing team. In search of individuals who are extremely passionate about becoming a purchasing assistant, who are ready to take on the challenge of working with us purchasing material, in one of Ireland’s best hydraulic manufacturing companies. This is a fantastic opportunity to be mentored by our highly skilled and experienced purchasing team.

Your new company

Established for over 45 years, this family-owned hydraulic cylinder manufacturer is going from strength to strength and currently expanding. A friendly, fast-paced working environment with a focus on service, quality, flexibility, and value. Burnside Eurocyl works hard at establishing a solid business relationship with original equipment manufacturers all over Europe and North America. Located in Carlow Town, County Carlow, under 10 mins drive from the M9 and under 40 mins from Kilkenny, Portlaoise, and Bunclody. The company currently operates with 230+ staff and a result of continuous growth now have a graduate purchasing assistant vacancy to expand its purchasing team.

Your new role

You’ll join a small multi-disciplinary team and report directly to the purchasing manager. You’ll have to monitor stock levels, identify purchasing needs and update internal databases with order details through the company enterprise resource planner (ERP). You’ll be responsible for tracking orders and ensuring timely deliveries from suppliers. You’ll follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders. You’ll liaise with our internal store manager and store operators. As the company operates a multi-skilled, flexible work policy you’ll be required to work at different jobs from time to time. The above list of duties is not exhaustive.

What you need to succeed

You’ll be dependable, consistent, punctual and equipped with a desire to get assigned tasks/ deadlines completed on time. You’ll have high attention to detail and experience using ERP systems is an advantage. You’ll be proficient with Microsoft Office and have excellent interpersonal skills. You’ll have to the ability to work on your own initiative and also as part of a project team. Technical engineering knowledge is desirable. You’ll have excellent time and project management skills. Further education in supply chain management is a distinct advantage. You’ll be open to learning new skills, naturally curious while being a good listener. You’ll have to work 39 hours per week, be flexible to work overtime and Saturdays.

1st Shift: 
Mon – Thurs      8:00am – 4:30pm
Fri                         8:00am – 3:30pm

What you’ll get in return

You’ll get remunerated, commensurate with your work experience and education and we’ll pay you weekly. You’ll have steady hours, allowing you to maximise your free time. Due to our continuous growth, you’ll have the opportunity for career advancement with us. You will be paid time and a half for overtime hours and you will be entitled to floating days and holiday pay.

What you’ll need to do now

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘Submit CV’ and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and Cover letter, outling why you are a perfect candidate for this position or send direclty to

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