Senior Strategic Sourcer (Category Manager)

Place of work
Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Job with occasional home office)
Contract type
Platové podmienky
From 2 100 EUR/monthThe final salary level will be determined based on the individual skills and experience level of the selected candidate.

Čo od vás očakávame

We are looking for a Senior Strategic Sourcer / Category Manager in our dynamic team, who can independently manage sourcing projects and has a desire to further develop his skills and capabilities.

The key responsibilities and competencies of our Category Manager:
  • Performance of tenders, supplier selections, negotiations, etc. focusing on transparent, fair and efficient selection of suppliers for VUB and the ISP group.
  • Active contract management and continuous contract base optimization.
  • Alerting in case of detected non-compliance with company and group rules, processes and policies.
  • Definition, optimization and implementation of procurement and ordering strategies in the range of entrusted commodities in close cooperation with the responsible business owner.
  • Demand and related sourcing plan definition in cooperation with relevant business owners.
  • Active seeking of potential ways of cost reductions and optimized spending via proactive detection of synergies and/or via demand/scope shaping.
  • Looking for opportunities to merge requirements into larger purchasing projects on local as well as global level.
  • Continuous strategy alignment with responsible units within mother company and other members of the ISP group, whenever appropriate.
  • Via continuous market analysis performance building up expertise in the entrusted categories and detection of alternative supply sources, new innovative solutions etc.
  • Building and developing relationships with suppliers, participation in their performance evaluation and mitigation of supplier risks.
  • Creation of various reports and overviews about activities completed and/or ongoing.

Čo môžete očakávať vy od nás

  • Annual bonus. Once a year, you will receive a reward depending on the fulfillment of the company's and your individual goals.
  • Meals allowance fully covered by the employer, no additional charges from the employee.
  • Up to 10 free days on top of your vacation. We acknowledge special needs of our employees therefore you can take special days off if you will need it.
  • 150 EUR credit in VUB Cafeteria which you can use for anything what will make you happy.
  • Up to 150 EUR credit in Cafeteria to boost you r physical or mental health condition.
  • Up to 100 EUR monthly as our contribution to your pension savings (Pillar III).
  • 275 EUR voucher each year for spending holiday in Slovakia.
  • 100 EUR allowance each month in case, you will need sick leave.
  • Financial contribution from VUB, if you will become a parent if new baby come to your family (no matter the way how you will become a parent).
  • Sabbatical – you can enjoy 3 months off work with 50% salary when you will stay with us for 5 years.
  • Second opinion or treatment in the best hospitals in case, your will face serious health problems – fully covered within International health care program.
  • MultiSport card which allows you to access the sports centers or recreational facilities in Slovakia or Czech Republic.
  • We reward loyalty. Employees who stay with us for more than 10 years will get special reward starting at 500 EUR.
  • The best offer on VUB products and services – special discount on interest rates on mortgages and loans, extra % on savings products, more affordable leasing or investments free of charges you can get as the VUB employees
  • Professional advice of a personal banker for employees for any of your financial needs.
  • Large spectrum of training and development program for your personal and professional growth.
  • Mental health and well-being program.
  • 150 EUR financial contribution to buy cellphone by your choice and tariffs also for private purpose usage.
  • Do you actively participate as volunteer in your community? You can get the Grant from our VUB Foundation within Employee Grant Scheme.

Do you miss home office within our benefits?
Home Office is not just some benefit in VUB. We work SMART, it means you can choose how much time you want to spend in the office and when you prefer work from home (up to 80% of work time). Of course, this is not possible for all job position. But in VUB, we support flexibility of work time and work place. Talk about this with your line manager and we will find the best solution for your work-life balance.

Koho hľadáme

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Required experience


Personality requirements and skills

Our new colleague should have/ should be:
  • a personality with naturally high moral values, integrity and transparency,
  • the character and skills typical of the responsible project manager,
  • autonomy, proactivity, organizational skills, good sense for time management and stress resistance,
  • the ability to analyze data, build business cases and propose solutions,
  • strategic thinking and proactive approach,
  • communication skills: ability to get the buy-in and support in building the team,
  • a team player,
  • experience with technical/IT related project is an advantage.

Information about the selection process

If you are interested in this job offer, click on „Send CV to the company", fill in the application form and attach your CV.

We are looking forward to you!
ID: 4361988  Dátum zverejnenia: 22.6.2022  Pracovná ponuka je prevzatá z inej stránky alebo zdroja. Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 100 EUR/month