Senior Strategic Buyer

Place of work: Mlynské Nivy 1, Bratislava

Job description

We are looking for specialists from Procurement area and/or specialists with Project management background and/or controlling background who will be:

  • Responsible for creation, optimization and implementation of the category strategy within the defined area of responsibility and for target achievement
  • Responsible for effective and efficient sourcing in defined procurement categories
  • Lead internal cross-functional / virtual teams designated for respective sourcing projects
  • Leading cross-functional Category Management teams (in accordance to sourcing models) to develop and implement category strategy, by:
  • Creating spend transparency within the category vendor portfolio and development of demand and sourcing forecasts together with the relevant internal stakeholders for defined sub-categories
  • Continuous market intelligence / analysis to identify alternative vendors, new developments and improved solutions, prediction of price developments as basis for improvement measures
  • Identification of cost reduction and optimization levers for the defined sub-categories and active analysis of optimization levers in regards to demand and demand specifications (Demand Shaping)
  • Contribution to the development of, and alignment with, the global category strategy within a cross-functional team
  • Active management of the main category-internal vendors as well as their active integration into demand and specification management processes, active monitoring of the vendor performance, gathering of customer feedback as well as active vendor development
  • Responsible for performing and coordinating sourcing initiatives within the defined area of responsibility respectively in accordance with the global category strategy and defined rules of collaboration and evaluation of demand forecast
  • Responsible for advising internal/ local stakeholders when sourcing materials and services as well as active analysis of optimization levers in regards to demand and demand specifications (Demand Shaping)
  • Keep and develop senior level stakeholder relationships, support stakeholder relationship within business plans
  • Responsible for performing tenders and conducting negotiations within the defined sub-categories to obtain best value (quality/price) for the company
  • Conclusion of local contracts - either based on available global frame agreements or single contracts for local demands
  • Responsible for second level claim management with vendors (in case of issues with quality, logistics and quantities)
  • Responsible to ensure active contract controlling for the contracts under responsibility and for management of change requests for the contracts in place
  • Draft, update and communicate frame contract templates together with legal, sourcing functions and other departments; set and implement general standard contracts
  • Develop and drive improvement programs regarding spending, demand management or internal
  • Act as key account managers for defined business partners and support new product development projects from procurement side
  • Maintain a global overview whilst ensuring optimum local conditions in contracts and foster a cost focused mind-set inside the Company
  • Responsible for controlling of the procurement related activities within VUB group (procurement controlling and support of VUB subsidiaries)
  • Ensure compliance with procurement related company policies on process, department, company and supplier level

Other benefits

  • strong and stable international company
  • employee bank products beneficial scheme
  • additional holiday days
  • lunch vouchers fully reimbursed by employer
  • health care allowance
  • travel allowance
  • 3rd pillar of retirement savings scheme
  • newborn baby bonus scheme

Requirements for the employee

Required education

University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization


Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

  • University degree in the field of economy/technical/law
  • Fluent in English
  • Procurement and/or Project management experiences
  • Experiences with BC creation/evaluation resp. controlling view
  • No criminal records
Start date:
Contract type: full-time
ID: 2730623       Expected date of completion of the selection process:
ID: 2730623   Dátum zverejnenia: 7.9.2017