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Strategic BuyerKillarney | Job ID 70512

  • Job ID 70512
  • Division Maritime cranes
  • Organization Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.
  • Area of employment Purchasing
  • Country Ireland
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time


The successful candidate will be employed as a Strategic Buyer within the Purchasing Department and will report directly to the Procurement Manager or his/her delegate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordination of all activities related to the procurement of components and services.
  • Responsibility to develop and implement commodity & supplier strategies in accordance with global purchasing strategy guidelines.
  • Ensure availability of a commodity based on production schedule, ERP - System driven task lists, technical specification, quality requirements and lead-time.
  • Deploy commodity and sourcing expertise to ensure best possible supplier identification, qualification and developement.
  • Create rquests for quotation (RFQ) and analyse/compare supplier offers.
  • Maintain related item data withing the MRP system for new released items, process design modifications.
  • Responsibility to negotiate supplier agreements, price and conditions of supply.
  • Liaise with suppliers to optimise supplier relationship and performance of supply.
  • Perform procurement market analysis to ensure best-cost sourcing.
  • Initiate and conduct continuously cost reduction projects for assigned commodities.
  • Utilise Liebherr Lead Buyer approach and use purchasing tools within Liebherr Sharepoint to analyse costs and maintain data related to results of cost improvement/adjustment.
  • Analyse and optimise supplier portfolio on a continious basis, drive innovations and minimise procurement risks.
  • Escalate claims and quality issues in cooperation with the Quality Department using Liebherr Sharepoint tool.
  • Other anacillary duties associated with the position.

Qualifications, Requirements & Experience

  • Third level education degree in a relevant discipline or comparable working experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in strategic purchasing is essential.
  • Industrial background mechanical/electrical would be beneficial.
  • Supplier management/development and supplier audit.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong awareness for costs and quality.
  • Sensibility, drive and persistence to successfully manage a team.
  • Strong target oriented, problem solver, self-driven.


We offer a competitive salary, pension scheme,  training and development opportunities, subsidised canteen, retailer discounts, travel opportunities, sports and social club, cycle to work scheme and if that isn’t enough, we have an early finish on a Friday!

**Please note, CV's will not be accepted directly by email.

**We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this role.


Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Darby.

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  • Job ID 70512
  • Division Maritime cranes
  • Organization Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.
  • Area of employment Purchasing
  • Country Ireland
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time

The company

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ship to shore cranes, rail mounted gantry cranes and rubber tyre gantry cranes. From its base in Killarney, Ireland, the company designs, builds and exports container cranes worldwide. Founded in 1958 as the first Liebherr factory outside of Germany, today, container cranes manufactured by Liebherr in Ireland are renowned for their quality, longevity and productivity.


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