On Site Buyer

LOCATION: Customer Site, Clonshaugh, Co Dublin


Reporting to the On-Site Account Manager, an On-Site Buyer/ Planner is part of the onsite Rexel team, main function is order management from start to finish, ensure orders are delivered on time and followed up accordingly. This is to ensure that the Branch inventories are controlled to assist in the achievement of maximum possible growth and defined service levels, in line with Regional and Company targets.


  • Develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships both with on site customer colleagues and with Rexel colleagues both on site and at the head office.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure maximum commercial gain against defined purchasing objectives.
  • Order management from start to finish, ensure orders are delivered on time and followed up accordingly.
  • Carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments.
  • Produce and analyse Branch and product performance statistics and make effective decisions and recommendations with regard to profiling.
  • Monitor the computer system calculation of forecasts for on site stock, adjusting as appropriate (including placing orders) to ensure that automatic replenishment parameters are set to ensure excellent customer service at optimum costs.
  • Negotiate and organise on site stock cleanses, identify and focus on problem stock and achieve targets for Aged Stock reduction.
  • Monitor franchise activity and co-ordinate promotional activities.
  • Collate and analyse supplier performance and market intelligence information for use in negotiation and supplier development meetings.
  • Provide a consistently excellent level of personal service.
  • Consistently generate sales for the branch, both face to face and on the telephone by effectively using a range of techniques and resources.
  • Apply the basic principles of margin management to generate sales.
  • Ensure that company and market information is exploited in order to develop and maximise opportunities
  • Be aware of plans for site and future business opportunities.
  • Work with suppliers on Debit note and invoices queries until resolved
  • Escalate potential change controls on Eng spares to using area, set up meetings with vendors etc and area if required until resolved
  • Manage Escalations on site , this should be an equal onus approach until resolved, keep in the loop.
  • Clean down Rexel invoices so that they can be paid by due date to Rexel UK ltd
  • Be aware of all of Rexel’s Role’s and responsibilities on site , i.e not just be aware of the job that you are doing.
  • Ensure Rexel training and site training are completed in advance of due date
  • Action urgent requests in a timely manner , keep stakeholders informed with up to date info
  • Attend meetings with customer stakeholders , Tier’s etc, procurement MRB Finance.
  • Highlight success for Rexel on site.
  • Highlight any further training that may be required to do the job.


  • A third level qualification in a Purchasing related subject is essential. 
  • Several Years working in a purchasing role.
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Word, Excel is essential.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems is desirable.


  • Strong teamwork background.
  • Good knowledge of warehousing systems ii s an advantage.
  • Ability to work with detailed information in a structured fashion.~
  • Excellent communication and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to follow both written and verbal instruction.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety issues
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task.


  • Customer
  • On-Site Account Manager

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About ris

At RIS we service a range of high-profile multinational manufacturing companies providing a comprehensive service package to each customer, in line with the demands and best practice of modern industry.

Our strong customer focus means we give our customers something special in today’s marketplace –by understanding who they are, and their unique requirements; we strive to meet those requirements, on time, every time while maximising budget efficiency. Our team of highly-trained staff are experienced in the needs of our industry and the customers within it.

Rexel Industrial Solutions provides a tailored service package to meet each of our client’s individual requirements – from traditional product supply and vendor reduction programmes to on-site stores management with dedicated in-house buyers.