Strategic Procurement Manager (Ref. No.: 1038878)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Slovakia s. r. o.

Place of work
Contract type
Start date
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
min. 2 200 - 3 200 EUR/gross + benefits - based on experience and agreement

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Responsible for managing commodities/categories worldwide, including goods and services that support the company and its customers. Includes setting category strategies; supply base development to meet the company and customer requirements; and supplier contracting and negotiations; supplier qualification; and establishing quality processes / resolving quality issues. Emphasis is on strategy, supplier development, negotiations, business relationships, quality, cost, assurance of supply and predictability. Develops the company procurement strategies, policies and tactics required to achieve objectives. Primary objective is to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements, business and quality specifications, and revenue goals. Adds value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and subcontracts.


•Leads a complex individual supply chain sub-category; including data and industry analysis; reports results to senior managers.
•May lead an international, cross-functional team.
•Meets with Stakeholder senior managers to understand business priorities and translate them into supply chain strategies; influence the industry and marketplace within moderately complex marketplace categories.
•Develops and utilizes supply chain, business, and financial modeling tools.
•Leads Supplier Selection Activities.
•Drives supply base optimization.
•Negotiates and completes contracts with complex suppliers.
•Responsible for day-to-day operations of large, moderately complex suppliers.
•Partners with suppliers in minor strategic development.
•Provides input on risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management and operation strategies.
•Assesses current and evolving business models in the marketplace.
•Identifies challenging contract risk areas.
•Negotiates acceptable contracting outcomes using known solutions.
•Advises senior level business leaders on contract risk areas.

Employee perks, benefits

• Attractive compensation
• Exciting opportunity of career and professional development
• Working for one of the most admired international companies in challenging and dynamic environment
• Possibility to work in an international environment
• Regular professional trainings (career development workshops, soft skills training, on-line learning platform)
• Life insurance
• Financial support during 1 months of sickness
• 3 sick days
• Transportation allowance
• Possibly to work from home
• Relax room
• Various events and activities – vitamin days, Yoga & Pilates & meditation classes, employee appreciation day, health day, global wellness challenge, etc.
• Employee assistance program
• Benefit cafeteria (flexible benefits)
• Extra days of vacation (for employees up to 33 years)
• Recreation compensation benefit
• Extra days off in special occasion (wedding, child birth, bereavement, etc.)
• Social impact volunteering activities

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Education and Experience Required:

•First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
•Typically 6-10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.

Knowledge and Skills:

•Excellent understanding of global procurement processes, industry, and complex suppliers.
•Excellent analytical skills.
•Excellent business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling skills.
•Strong knowledge, use and influence of procurement tools and applications.
•Excellent communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities.
•Strong Project Management Skills.
•Excellent team leadership and influencing skills.
•Mastery in English and local language.
•Ability to create a contract from standard company or customized contract templates with limited supervision.
•Applies cause and effect thinking to identify challenging contact risk areas.
•Capable of drafting contract solutions in known contract risk areas to obtain acceptable outcomes with limited supervision.
•Strong understanding of contracting principles.
•Ability to close complex deals in a timely fashion.
•Strong ability to develop suppliers strategically.
•Strong understanding of the company.


Brief description of the company

Hewlett Packard Enterprise provide solutions which enable companies to mobilize their business; mine all their data for insights, on an open, agile cloud; all this securely. We are the only company with the breadth and depth of innovative products and services to provide complete end-to-end solutions in big data, cloud, mobility and security, not just a disparate set of IT components.
Our key areas include:

• Infrastructure
• Services
• Software
• HPE Financial Services

We offer great and impactful initiatives for our employees and for society, from wellness, through diversity and inclusion, to amazing university hiring experiences, and much more.

Number of employees

200-249 employees

Company address

Hewlett-Packard Slovakia, s.r.o. Finančné oddelenie
Galvaniho 7, P.O.Box 43
820 02 Bratislava 22


Contact person: Martina Murarova
E-mail: send CV
ID: 3618944   Dátum zverejnenia: 12.3.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   min. 2 200 - 3 200 EUR/gross + benefits - based on experience and agreement