The Purchaser is responsible for the procurement of materials and services for the company. They develop and maintain supplier relationships, negotiate contracts, and ensure that orders are delivered on time and within budget. The Purchaser also works closely with other departments to forecast future needs and trends.

Purchaser Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and assess supplier capabilities.
  • Manage supplier performance to ensure delivery of quality products and services.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions with suppliers.
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers in a timely manner.
  • Monitor supplier compliance with contractual obligations.


  • To purchase goods and materials for the company in a costeffective and timely manner.
  • To negotiate with suppliers to get the best prices for goods and materials.
  • To develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers.
  • To keep up to date with market trends and developments in order to find the best deals for the company.
  • To ensure that all purchases are made in accordance with company policies and procedures

Purchaser Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in business or procurement
  • At least 3 years' experience in a purchasing role, ideally within the construction industry
  • Sound commercial acumen and negotiation skills
  • High level of computer literacy, including advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills