Senior Buyer / Engineer

With a work-force of roughly 15,000 world-wide, this independent family owned group, specialising in specific products for the automotive industry, was established in Germany over 100 years ago. They have had an Irish presence for the last 30 years and have grown a 900 strong employee base here between two successful plants. Due to continued growth within the organisation they are seeking to hire a Senior Buyer to join their team in the South West.

The Role

The role of Senior Buyer will offer you the opportunity to be a part of an ambitious and hard-working culture and organisation who are at the forefront of electronics, developing and manufacturing a variety of electronic parts.

As the Senior Buyer you will be responsible for the coordination of supplier related activities including the identification of new suppliers as well as benchmarking, contract and price negotiations. You will lead all cost reduction projects relating to supplier logistics and purchasing, and carry out efficient and accurate analysis of material requirements to ensure there is no surplus or obsolete material for your business area.

You will be a key resource for all purchasing related projects and also have responsibility for:

  • Conducting periodic business reviews with key suppliers that review supplier performance and key initiatives
  • Maintaining price and supplier information, forecasting, price development reporting and other supplier related information on their ERP system while implementing improvement plans where necessary

The Person

  • The successful Senior Buyer will have 3 years’ plus experience in a similar position within a manufacturing environment
  • You will have exceptional analytical capability and be systems savvy, in particular, ERP systems such as PeopleSoft and/or SAP and MS Excel
  • You will have electronic process knowledge with power electronics an advantage
  • A degree in Business or Engineering is essential
  • A candidate with German language is a distinct advantage as there will be a period of time based in Germany for the position

The Reward

  • Excellent career opportunity to work in a Global function based in Limerick with travel opportunities.
  • An attractive remuneration package is on offer plus pension, healthcare and flexitime.

Please contact Rachel Falvey in HRM for further details on this opportunity at or on +353 21 4511198.

Salary: On Application Location: Limerick