Senior Buyer - Coating and adhesives

Are you prepared to embark on a thrilling professional journey as a Senior Buyer in the field of Coating and Adhesives procurement? Join a growing team of a global leader in packaging,   and become a pivotal player in shaping the future of procurement within the EMEA region.

In this role, you'll have the chance to make a substantial impact, working alongside dedicated professionals to drive strategic sourcing, enhance supplier relationships, and revolutionize procurement practices. 

Your expertise will be pivotal in realizing cost savings and improving our category performance. If you're ready for an exciting challenge and the opportunity to leave your mark in the world of procurement, we'd love to hear from you!

What will be your key responsibilities:

Join us in Prague 8 and shape the future of procurement in the EMEA region as a Senior Buyer specializing in Coating and Adhesives. Contribute to our dynamic team's growth and make a real impact.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic sourcing plans for cost-effective, high-quality services.
  • Lead tenders, pricing analysis, and supplier evaluation.
  • Stay updated on market trends and explore new suppliers.
  • Select and manage vendors for optimal results.
  • Enhance total cost of ownership and supplier performance.
  • Monitor stock levels, shipping performance, and savings.
  • Drive negotiations and manage contracts with a focus on KPIs.
  • Foster strong relationships with key suppliers.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and area procurement.
Key Role Highlights:
  • Source coatings and raw materials for internal production.
  • Support category strategy for Adhesives and Coatings.
  • Maintain reporting systems and stakeholder relationships.
  • Contribute to exceeding performance targets.
  • Foster strong relationships with key suppliers, regularly reviewing and monitoring contract realization and delivery.
  • Collaborate effectively with other departments and the area procurement team, ensuring smooth relationship management.

What experience should you have:

What your qualifications should entail:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Economics, Engineering, or Chemistry.
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in purchasing or the adhesive/coatings industry.
  • Industry knowledge preferred.
  • Strong analytical and commercial skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel  for effective data analysis.
  • Procurement, finance, and risk management knowledge.
  • Fluent English, additional European languages a plus.
Additional skills we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, enabling effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to address challenges and find optimal solutions.
  • Good analytical and conceptual skills, with a focus on accuracy and driving results.
  • Efficient project and time management skills to ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • High degree of commercial awareness, staying informed about market trends and opportunities.
  • Adherence to timelines on assigned projects and tasks, delivering on commitments.
  • Proactive and efficient approach, demonstrating a "can-do" attitude.
  • Willingness to travel when required.

What do you get in return:

What you'll receive in return:

  • An opportunity to work for a global leader in packaging.
  • Enjoy a hybrid working model, with 2 days of remote work.
  • Competitive salary range: 85-90k CZK/month (approx. 3500 EUR/month).
  • Annual bonus of 10-20% based on performance.
  • Recognition through service awards.
  • Access to a Multisport card for your well-being.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for additional support.
  • Healthcare insurance coverage.

If you're excited about this opportunity, we would love to hear from you!

Please let us know, and we'll be happy to provide you with more information and discuss your experience further.

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