Strategic BuyerSaline, MI | Job ID 15797

  • Job ID 15797
  • Division Machine Tools & Automation Systems
  • Organization Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc.
  • Area of employment Purchasing
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract


  • Support in the development and implementation of purchasing strategies.
  • Prepare and lead contract negotiations with current and new suppliers regarding components and assemblies.
  • Recognize and analyze cost saving potential.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers in coordination with departments to determine if they meet the specified requirements. Advises team members and/or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Evaluate and develop current and new suppliers.
  • Coordinates activities related to procurement of Strategic Purchasing of capital equipment.
  • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of Operational Purchasing of Engineering Released components and assemblies.
  • Works closely with other departments to anticipate upcoming projects and demands requirements.
  • Analyzes Request for Quote (RFQ) Specifications and communicates requirements to suppliers.
  • Creates detailed RFQ packages for suppliers to bid on. Evaluates proposals for competitive bid packages to leverage purchasing options and quantity discounts.
  • Issues and manages purchase orders.
  • Implements purchase contracts that comply with LGT and corporate Liebherr Procurement Services (LPS) regulations to optimize material supply.
  • Participates in projects to determine the optimal sourcing strategy for new products.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced knowledge of procurement principles, theories, processes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of terms of trade.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a global, multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to facilitate cross functional teams.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Baan or equivalent ERP system for Order Processing, Inventory, Cost Calculation System.
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of mechanical, electrical and controls components.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret contracts, and technical documents and specifications.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers or suppliers.
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S.) in Engineering or Business Administration and four to six years of experience or a combination of education and direct position experience. Five years of material procurement experience in a manufacturing/service environment is highly preferred.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. We hire as soon as possible.

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  • Job ID 15797
  • Division Machine Tools & Automation Systems
  • Organization Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc.
  • Area of employment Purchasing
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract

The company

Liebherr in the USAIn line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, VA for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co.  In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies through its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr- Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for eight divisions that are positioned across the United States.

Contact person

Lisa Bozzi