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Multi Country Procurement Expert

CZ, HU, AUT, Croatia & Slovenia / Purchase

Your responsibilities

Responsible for multi country purchasing activities in CZ, HU as well as in the balcan area (SLO, CRO, SRB) with the aim of reaching competitive cost advantage on country Level by identifying areas of improvement within purchasing at ALPLA and continuously search for solutions and optimizations in that area.

  • Develop and realize procurement strategy of materials and services (related to colors, additives, packaging, professional services, MRO, supply chain, other)
  • Identify and monitor key cost factors in entrusted product categories.
  • Negotiate pricing, payment terms and delivery conditions – initiatives supporting higher profitability of the long term business.
  • Build strong relationship with internal customers by delivering professional support and being oriented on problems solving
  • Searching of new suppliers to reach maximum savings within assigned categories
  • Performing tenders and cost analysis in order to find the best supplier
  • Searching for new suppliers in Europe for new products, equipment, spare parts and services for existing and new product categories based on long- term company sourcing strategy and short-term company requirements
  • Conducting activities aimed at streamlining the processes and reducing costs
  • Achieve key performance goals against savings level, processes, competitive advantage and service provided
  • Participate in projects and other ad-hoc tasks as determined by management

Your competencies and qualifications

  • Economical university degree
  • 3 or more years procurement related experience mandatory within the manufacturing industry as well as having good knowledge of supply chain and standards in industry sector
  • Ability to analyze trends and take countermeasures
  • High flexibility and willingness to travel (20-30%)
  • Self-dependent and hands-on working style
  • Continuous improvement experience
  • Be fluent in English at negotiation level
  • Analytical and negotiation and communication skills, orientation for results and problem solving
  • Self-driven individual with strong sense of ownership in business performance.
  • Ability to manage individual projects

We offer

  • A modern and dynamic work environment in a Family owned Company
  • Attractive salary and bonus package according to market level
  • Challenging tasks with a high degree of self-responsibility
  • Individual performance will be remunerated and further development supported

Contact person
Christian Reiter, Human Resources

ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG
Leopold Lehner Str. 36, 2751 Steinabrückl, Austria
T +43 2622 43118 0,

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