Sourcing Group Lead Buyer (f/m) Steel Structures & Components

Palfinger Marine GmbH
  • Salzburg
  • Vollzeit
  • Berufserfahrung
  • 8.8.2018

PALFINGER MARINE, part of the PALFINGER GROUP, is the global leading manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customized lifesaving equipment, deck equipment and handling solutions for the maritime industries. For our global purchasing organization we are searching for a:

Sourcing Group Lead Buyer (f/m)

Steel Structures & Components

Location: Salzburg/AT
Closing date for this vacancy is Sept. 30th 2018

Would you like to join a global team of sourcing experts? As our Sourcing Group Lead Buyer for Steel Structures & Components at Palfinger Marine, you will work in close cooperation with the Category Lead Buyer on developing sourcing strategies for our production sites in Poland and Slovenia. In your position, you will act as interface between international suppliers and internal stakeholders, such as R&D, Logistics, QM. You will also be in touch with other global sourcing teams within the Palfinger Group. You have a hands-on attitude, an approachable personality, are interested and/or experienced in the maritime industry, and not intimidated by the fact that our industry is mainly English speaking? Then you could be exactly the candidate we are looking for.


  • Evaluation, analysis and monitoring of the global supplier market & material trends
  • Development & definition of strategies for each sourcing group under consideration of synergies of the Palfinger Group
  • Supplier negotiation & contract management
  • Execution of supplier audits, supplier qualification & approval process
  • Supplier risk management
  • Implementation of complaint management and refunding process


  • Solid technical understanding
  • Experience in serial production and customer order related purchasing tools
  • Comfort in working with minimal supervision and ability to work in a well-organized and focused way
  • Good communication and social skills and high interest in collaborating with people worldwide (internal and external)
  • Proficient level of English (written and spoken); further language skills in German/Polish/Slovenian are highly appreciated
  • MS-Office; SAP and general project management skills are a plus
  • Willingness to travel


  • A very interesting, diversified and challenging job with worldwide purchasing responsibility
  • Opportunity for experienced 2nd tier purchasers to become a group leader
  • Competitive salary to be based on individual experience and qualifications (according to the collective labour agreement for the metal industry the minimum annual gross salary for this position is EUR 36.600,-)
  • Focus on work-life balance (flexible working hours, home office, fit & health programs, canteen)
  • Education programs (in-house, on the job, external)
  • Being part of PALFINGER MARINE (1.800 employees worldwide) with all career opportunities in a fast growing subsidiary of the PALFINGER Group (10.000 employees worldwide)
  • And last but not least, a friendly team, open-door policy, and informal company culture.

We are looking forward to receiving your application via our online application tool:
PALFINGER MARINE GmbH, F.-W.-Scherer-Straße 24, 5020 Salzburg, Ms. Hannelore Neuhofer


Palfinger Marine GmbH

Industrie, Produktion
501+ Mitarbeiter

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