Senior Buyer (SK&CZ)


Place of work
Továrenská 13, Bratislava region, Trnava region, Nitra region
Contract type
Start date

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties


Provides the necessary Buyer skills to support the purchasing department and the plants in achieving optimal levels of safety, quality, productivity and delivery to assure internal and external customer. Obtains materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.


This position works under the limited supervision of Plant Purchasing Leader and is considered an intermediate level. Learns to apply knowledge to non-routine situations, seeking guidance when needed. Performs most work activities with some degree of independent judgment.

• Support the Company’s mission, vision, values, and goals in performance of daily activities.
• Provides key input into the development of departmental strategic goals along with identifying key measurable.
• Responsible for purchasing items in accordance with established policies and procedures.
• Responsible for preparing request for quotations (RFQ’s) based on projections for combined plant quantity and material requirements
• Evaluate, purchase and expedite materials for our facilities at a competitive cost.
• Must be knowledgeable of marketplace cost drivers. Close interaction with corporate and plant personnel is required.
• Develop strong knowledge of the OEM equipment marketplace as well as plant operations.
• Utilize purchasing terminology (or be comfortable learning it)
• Utilize Supplier Relationship Management programs that focus on Quality, Productivity, and Innovation.
• Analyzes quotations received, selects or recommend suppliers, and schedules deliveries.
• Assists the plants in following up to expedite delivery and shipment.
• Checks and approves invoices to maintain necessary records and files for efficient operation.
• Collect, analyze and monitor category specific information on spend, supplier performance, user adoption and compliance, standards and specifications, industry benchmarks.
• Maintain high standards of housekeeping throughout the work area.
• Maintain a positive working relationship with all levels of the organization.
• Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate policies, regulations and laws.
• Adherence to all company policies and procedures.


Reports directly to the Purchasing Leader Manager Eastern Europe. Provide support to the plant located in Slovakia and Czech republic (nearby Mlada Boleslav). Interfaces on a frequent basis with suppliers and plant materials colleagues. Interfaces on an as needed basis with department managers, engineers, or operations staff
Position requires regular business trips to between Slovakia and Czech republic.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University student
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Administrative and economic skills

Invoicing - advanced

Computer skills - user

Microsoft Excel - advanced
SAP - advanced

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills


• General Certificate of Education in Upper Secondary School or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of three (3) years experience.
• Effective negotiating skills
• Ability to learn a purchase order system.
• Ability to use creative methods to manage inventories and supply agreements
• Ability to understand complex equipment and production projects
• Solid presentation and communication skills
• Strong finance, quantitative, and analytical skills
• Understanding of manufacturing processes and techniques (TQM, Six Sigma, etc.)
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
• Ability to read and write in English and at least one other European Language, perform mathematical calculations.


Brief description of the company

Tower Automotive is one of the largest independent global suppliers of automotive metal structural components and assemblies. We serve virtually every major automotive vehicle manufacturer, providing a broad range of metal structures from stampings to complex body and frame assemblies.
Tower's global reach enables us to serve customers close to their assembly plants around the world.
With corporate headquarters in Novi, Michigan, U.S., our 8,000 colleagues operate from roughly 40 manufacturing and product development facilities in 13 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Number of employees

500-999 employees

Company address

Továrenská 13
901 01 Malacky
ID: 2162894   Dátum zverejnenia: 9.10.2016