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Buyer (12 Month FTC)



Accounting & Finance
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Description:

We are looking for an innovative Buyer to be at the forefront of the procurement team, managing, maintaining and improving core processes and liaising with global vendors to help the procurement team meet global business goals.

You will lead negotiations with existing and potential global suppliers, with a win-win outcome at the forefront of your mind at all times, creating solid, long lasting relationships.

The value you will deliver

  • You will place purchase orders against our worldwide list of vendors
  • Liaise daily with Customer Service, Fulfillment, Finance & Product Teams to support you in resolving supplier / PO receipt exceptions in a timely manner
  • Carry out contract reviews / renewals on an ongoing basis
  • You will work on continuous improvement programs with global vendors
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with vendors to ensure best in class practices
  • Review Exceptions at daily Procurement inventory meeting to ensure zero stock outs and best customer experience
  • You will support improving internal and external procurement procedures and procurement turnaround times
  • Solve vendor related issues and audit vendor information
  • You will steer vendor business reviews and drive closure of actions within an appropriate timeframe
  • Display an understanding of market requirements to improve client offering as needed

The skills you will bring

  • You have a strong track record in negotiating with global vendors and offering innovative solutions
  • You are determined to show respect for all, looking for win-win solutions with our vendors
  • CIPS or similar Business degree qualification
  • You have a business background with min 4 years Procurement experience
  • Excellent knowledge and use of Excel, Word, Outlook etc.
  • 2nd European Language desirable
  • You have previously used ERP systems
  • You are experienced with customer/vendor processes, escalations and resolution
  • You have a proven analytical ability to take project from concept to presentation and solution using project management capability


  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with years of service
  • Company plan VHI Health Care & Dental cover for employee and dependencies
  • A Pension commencing after probation period
  • Participation in Workhuman’s employee recognition programs
  • Discounted gift certificates
  • Discounted TaxSaver Travel cards/free car parking (subject to availability)
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to our Tuition Reimbursement Scheme
  • Access to Workhuman University
  • Additional ‘perks’ - Free breakfast cereal, fruit, tea/coffee, fantastic catered events and wellness activities throughout the year throughout the year etc.

Thank you for considering joining our team. We strive to create an inclusive and accessible application process for all candidates. If you encounter any difficulties or have specific accessibility requirements while applying for this position, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at dublinrecruitment@workhuman.com for assistance. We are committed to ensuring equal access to opportunities for all individuals.



The Company:

At Workhuman® our mission is to bring more humanity to the workplace. We recognise and embrace individuals’ differences and believe that workforce diversity and inclusion are essential to our long-term growth and success. Even if you don’t think you “check every single box” above, please still consider applying. We’re looking for a human who is collaborative, innovative with a growth mindset

We love what we do because we’re shaping the future of work through our people and our technology. Our human cloud-based applications are helping some of the world’s leading global brands connect culture to shared purpose. The Workhuman Cloud empowers employees to thank, talk and celebrate each other, creating an environment that sparks gratitude and human connection while increasing employee engagement and productivity.

Did you know we have an award-winning culture across EMEA and North America:

  • We were named as #5 Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work Awards in Ireland in 2022 in the large-sized workplace category. We were also recognised as the Best Workplace for Women and the Best Workplace in Technology in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • In 2021 we were named as #2 Best Workplace in Europe in the medium-sized workplace category.

  • We were also recognised as #2 Best Large Places to Work in Boston by Built In for 2023 as well as the Best Place to Work in Boston, U.S. Best Large Places to Work, and U.S. Best Places to Work.

  • There are currently over 7.5 million users on the Workhuman® cloud across 180 countries.

  • Our core values are Respect, Determination, Innovation, and Imagination.

Workhuman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. We proudly provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions at Workhuman are based solely on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Workhuman believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.