Strategic buyer – production - Partizánske

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Reporting directly to the Sourcing Leader. This position is responsible for site-related sourcing activities for direct and indirect materials in Partizanske.
Main responsibilities:
  • Sourcing for new suppliers - evaluation, development, negotiation of conditions for multiply sites.
  • Project management.
  • Cost improvements.
  • Ensuring continuity of supply chain.
  • Working closely with Marketing, R&D, ISC, Quality and Sourcing Teams in order to develop synergies, meet market expectation, business growth and profitability.

We are searching for 2 Buyers - one for Fall protection department and other one for Footwear department.

Personality requirements and skills

  • Graduate degree, preferably commercial in the area of sourcing.
  • Min. 5 years experience in strategic sourcing, preferably in an international manufacturing environment.
  • Project management.
  • Experience in working in a corporate environment, experience with compliance.
  • Fluent English and Slovak, spoken and written.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills, able to carry out successfully high level negotiations with both large and small suppliers.
  • Understanding of operations management and supply chain processes and principles within an organization.
  • Experience with JIT, Kanban, pull systems, Consignment programs / 3rd party managed inventory preferred.
  • Experience of 6 Sigma tools and techniques highly advantageous.
  • Basic understanding of legal/contractual agreements.
  • Technical understanding.

Other benefits

  • Full-time employment - unlimited contract.
  • Work in multinational team and company.
  • Flexible working hours where possible.
  • Opportunity to build your career with global company.
  • Daily use of foreign languages.
  • 13. salary.
  • You will enjoy our benefits package – additional pension insurance, travel allowance up to 60% of amount/month, lunch menu for 0,85 EUR.
  • Additional education - language course.

Start date


Contract type


Required education

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Engineering, Business

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Computer skills - user

Microsoft Excel - advanced
SAP - basic

Driving licence


Honeywell Safety Products Partizanske is considered as a global leader in the production of personal protective equipment. Our local office is based in the former Bata´s factories since 2010, when we acquired the Sperian company through its worldwide acquisition. As a company we are keeping the Bata´s footwear tradition as shoes are stable part of our product portfolio. We are currently one of the biggest production plants in the region (employing 700 people). Under the Honeywell brand in Partizanske we are manufacturing the following products: protective footwear, steel and knitted gloves, fall protection gear (harnesses, ropes and blocks), head, face and hearing protection (safety goggles, face shields, respirators, welding masks and helmets) and protective clothing.

Are you seeking for long term career growth within stable international company? Now you have an opportunity to become part of Honeywell in Partizanske - join us today and send us your application or contact us directly.

Honeywell, spol. s r.o.
Nitrianska cesta 503/60
95801 Partizánske
ID: 2017180   Dátum zverejnenia: 17.2.2017