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Procurement Specialist

Job Purpose

Reporting to a Senior Procurement Specialist you will support the strategy for an efficient, best practice and commercially focussed procurement team within public procurement parameters and assist in the operational roll out of all procurement process throughout the organisation and to suppliers. 
This is a two-year Fixed Term position.


  • Developing specifications, tender documents, contracts and Service Level Agreements, working across categories.

  • Managing the procurement elements of any projects through to their completion, encompassing any clarification and negotiation of commercial matters with suppliers.

  • Providing operational support to the Senior Procurement Specialist and Procurement Manager using IFS including processing requisitions and Purchase Orders, providing reporting and resolving invoicing issues.

  • Provide procurement advice and guidance to internal partners covering the entire procurement process.

  • Supporting the Senior Procurement Specialist and Procurement Manager in achieving Value for Money and assisting with spend analysis and creating and updating of category plans.

  • Support contract management of key suppliers – undertaking performance meetings, contract reviews and variation management.

  • Undertaking market analysis and identifying where savings and efficiencies can be made.

Knowledge & Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience in the specialist area of Procurement and hold or be working towards a professional procurement qualification. You will be commercially aware, self-motivated, and capable of working on their own initiative. The ability to visualise, articulate, and solve both problems and concepts and make decisions that make sense based on all available information is key. A willingness to handle a varied and challenging workload, competent data analysis skills, and present accurately and clearly to senior internal partners is required.
You will have strong communication skills and the ability to influence, be innovative in your approach, assertive and comfortable in being assessed on the basis of achievements and results. 

Knowledge of, and experience in applying, public procurement rules including Irish and EU law are preferred. Strong PC skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel and knowledge and experience of JD Edwards IFS or similar ERP system are required.

Critical Competencies: 

(The following competencies are crucial to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role) 

  • Planning & Organising 

  • Building and Maintaining Relationships 

  • Quality & Customer Focused

  • Results orientation

  • Technical and professional knowledge 

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following:

  • An Post Company Medical Scheme

  • An Post Pension Scheme

  • PRIP Bonus Scheme

  • Paid Maternity Leave

  • Paid Paternity Leave

  • An Post Employee Assistance Programme 

  • Digital gym with daily scheduled workouts

  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Tax Saver Travel Pass 

  • City centre location

How to Apply?

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on 14th December 2023.
At An Post we appreciate the value that diversity brings and believe our workforce should be reflective of the customers and communities we serve. That is why we actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, membership of the Travelling community, or family status. An Post is committed to having an inclusive workplace where every employee feels they belong. If you require accommodations to be made during the recruitment process, or have questions relating to accessibility, please contact us.

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well as being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services. 
An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do. Corporate Social Responsibility plays a pivotal role at An Post as we focus on developing long-term sustainability. Diversity and Inclusion are also embedded in our strategy, as we continuously evolve to be representative of our employees and the communities we serve. Read more about our strategy and our progress today!

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