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Commodity Buyer

Adient Slovakia s.r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Štúrova Ulica 4, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 000 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

For our Business Center in Bratislava (Slovakia) we are currently seeking to recruit a

Commodity Buyer

Your responsibilities:

For both the strategic and operational sourcing for defined sub-commodities within the Trim commodity.
Implement commodity strategies for the defined commodity
Meet or exceed profit plan goals related to commodities including: cost savings, economics, supplier rationalization, working capital improvements and other key metrics
Support implementation of regional commodity strategies
Maintain and update cost saving roadmaps
Leverage of purchases across all business units and global programs
Benchmarking and competitive sourcing
Conducts cost-breakdown analysis.
Enhanced Sourcing {w /landed costs}
Market tests
Utilizes RFQ tools & systems to manage supplier negotiations and data, to identify and drive project execution within given Commodity
Leads strategic negotiations and review all agreements prior to execution.
Leads Quarterly Business reviews with Suppliers
Supplier pricing negotiation
Support accurate and timely reporting of key measurables
Support implementation of standardize global activities
New supplier investigation
Support the VAVE initiative

Your qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, or Supply Chain or related technical field
+3 years of purchasing experience in automotive
In depth knowledge of the procurement process
In depth understanding of purchasing tools and practices
Ability to recognize and respond to expectations with sense of urgency
Ability to cooperate with people of different levels inside/ outside the company and to interact with team to reach team goals and business objectives
Ability to gather information, analyze data, prepare and lead negotiations as well as deliver a recommendation
Fluent English skills mandatory
Relevant SAP knowledge; very good Excel skills
Up to 25% travel may be required, driving license B

We offer you:

Base gross monthly salary starting from 2000 EUR. Our salary is fair and competitive and can be higher than the starting minimum written in the advert
13th salary
Language courses
Meal vouchers (fully paid by employer)
Flexible working time, home offices, extra holiday entitlement
Wedding allowance, childbirth allowance, jubilee allowance, housing allowance
Referral bonus
Health, safety and ergonomics events, training sessions
Active life with colleagues full of various sports activities (swimming, yoga, tennis, volleyball etc.)
Massage at workplace, modern relax areas and game room
Coffee/Tea/Fruit on the workplace

Adient is committed to equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are looking forward to receiving your application including your salary expectations and your earliest availability date. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michal Majzlan on +421 32 7413099.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)


Brief description of the company

Adient is the leading automotive seating supplier.

With more than 4,000 employees and eight locations in Slovakia, the new company is one of the key employers in Slovakia’s automotive industry.

Adient’s only business center worldwide is in Bratislava. Approximately 900 employees in Bratislava support the company’s business around the globe in finance, information technology, purchasing, sales, human resources, transport and logistics and project management.

In Trencin, Adient operates the biggest automotive technology center across Slovakia. More than 500 employees there develop a wide range of highly innovative products for the cars of tomorrow.

In Zilina, the company produces complete seat systems and automotive fabrics, in Lucenec foam components for seats as well as metal components for head restraints and in Martin seat covers.

With 83,000 employees operating in 238 manufacturing/assembly plants in 34 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million cars every year.

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Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Adient Slovakia s.r.o.
Sturova 4
81102 Bratislava