Strategic Buyer / Sourcing Project Manager

Danfoss Power Solutions a.s.

Place of work
Považská Bystrica
Contract type
Wage (gross)
1 700 EUR/monthFrom 1700 Euro Gross - based on relevant experience

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Danfoss is looking for a Strategic Buyer / Sourcing Project Manager to join our team located in Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia. In your role, you will become part of a global organization within Hydraulic division.
Our branch in Slovakia belongs to the Power Solutions segment. Danfoss Power Solutions is a world-class provider of mobile hydraulics for the construction, agriculture, and other off-highway vehicle markets and is part of Danfoss Group.
Job Responsibilities
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following.

• Being responsible for the supplier management for selected categories, e.g. turn parts, bearings, c-parts etc;
• Aligning supplier strategies with Corporate Category Procurement;
• Managing supplier capacities including bottleneck management, monitor supplier performance regarding time, quality, and cost, and initiate respective improvement activities and projects;
• The supplier contract management for Logistic Service Level Agreements;
• Representing procurement in engineering change management processes and lead supplier meetings and workshops;
• Leading and managing procurement projects such as capacity increases, process improvements, quality improvements, cost reductions, risk mitigations, supplier changes and dual source projects or managing and coordinating procurement activities in New Product Development & Innovation projects;
• Creating cost savings pipeline, creating solid business cases truly reflecting Total Costs of Ownership;
• Communicating with suppliers and internal stakeholders about progress, evaluate risks and remove roadblocks.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering

Language skills

Slovak - Upper intermediate (B2) and English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

We are looking for a motivated professional with a bachelor/university degree in Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering or related fields. To be successful in this position, you also need to have solid experience as a Strategic Buyer or Sourcing Project Manager in an international manufacturing industry environment. Furthermore, we are looking for:

• Team player with the ability to communicate and network effectively with internal and external stakeholders;

• Negotiation skills and assertiveness;

• Strategic, analytical mindset and technical affinity;

• Willingness to travel between 20 to 30% within Europe or overseas if needed;

• Business fluent English and good Slovak skills are essential.


Brief description of the company

Danfoss Power Solutions is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of engineered hydraulic, electric and electronic systems and components, for use primarily in applications of mobile equipment.

Number of employees

500-999 employees

Company address

Danfoss Power Solutions a.s.
Kukučínova 2148-84
017 01 Považská Bystrica
ID: 4085861  Dátum zverejnenia: 28.6.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month