Irwin ME

Mechanical Buyer (REF: B00123)

Position Mechanical Buyer
Department Stores Division
Reporting to Stores Manager
Status of post Full-Time Permanent
Salary Remuneration Package will be competitive and in line with experience

Job Description

The role will be based in our Head Office, Portadown will be pivotal to Irwin M&E’s ongoing growth and success. It is vital the successful candidate can work as part of the dynamic purchasing team. The purpose of the role is to provide full support to the stores team while receiving full on the job training, but not be limited to the following:

  • Request, collate and analyse quotations for appropriate materials
  • Place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates, and within budget
  • Keep a constant check on stock levels
  • Produce reports and statistics on spending and saving
  • Control and reconcile van stock levels
  • Assist in managing vehicle fleet, maintenance and servicing
  • Control of calibrations of plant and equipment
  • Day to day stores operations

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate good team ethos
  • Grade C or above in GCSE maths or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Trade experience
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Good knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Strong numeracy skills with good attention to detail
  • Able to adhere to deadlines
  • Articulate with clear verbal communication skills

Key Competencies

  • Negotiating skills
  • Networking skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills

The company offers:

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Working alongside experts in their field
  • Health cash plan including compensation for dentistry and optical well being
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Additional holiday increase with length of service
  • Team building and activity days
  • Monthly employee value-based recognition award – monetary gift
  • Health, wellbeing and social calendar of events
  • Long service awards

As part of the “Day-to-Day” nature of this demanding and exciting role it is of equal importance that the candidate:

  • Shows ability to manage and deal with multi-tasking and heavy workloads, so prioritising is of importance
  • Be willing to attend seminars and courses where required
  • Be aware of, and work within Irwin M&E’s guidelines

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Irwin M&E’s continual growth. If you are ready to take your career to the next level and feel you have the ability to meet our criteria, then please send your CV with a covering letter supporting your application to

We are a Responsible Body for AccessNI. A disclosure check will be undertaken; however, a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining this role. Our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.

Closing date for applications is Monday 6th February 2023.

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