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Local Category Manager for Logistics/Maintentance and Production Services (located in Slovakia)


Information about the position

  • Place of work: Slovak Republic, Czech Republic (The job requires travelling)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 800 - 4 500 EUR/monthSalary starts at 2800€ btto base + bonuses, but can be much higher reflecting candidate´s experience and skills.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

  • Coordinating all category activities within a Cluster during bid and project execution phase (Categories: Logistics or Maintentance and Production Services)
  • Accounting for development, execution, and maintenance of Cluster procurement strategy and Project Procurement Plans in alignment with country stakeholders as well as global procurement strategies
  • Being responsible for procurement KPI Performance Management and process adherence in the assigned scope
  • Ensuring execution of S2P process (from screening to onboarding and lifecycle management) for local suppliers
  • Maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Analysing supply market, anticipating changes, and driving associated procurement activities
  • Contracting and evaluating suppliers to facilitate final supplier base decisions with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensuring the purchase of products and services in the most cost-effective and time-efficient manner, implementing and ensuring the best purchasing practices
  • Coordinating the implementation of the strategy of categories and suppliers
  • Location: whole Slovakia

Employee perks, benefits

  • Interesting and responsible work in an international company - belonging to the strict global group of industry leaders
  • Salary adequate to your skills
  • Stable employment based on an employment contract
  • Non-wage benefits package (Multisport card or Sport and Culture)
  • Work in a company which cares for the highest safety standards
  • Access to training and development opportunities
  • Friendly work atmosphere

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Proficiency (C2)

The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills

  • Degree in Business or Technical field, Master’s would be an advantage
  • Experience in Procurement (5-8 years in managing category would be an advantage)
  • Fluent written and verbal English is a must, other languages are considered a plus
  • Good computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Business acumen and project management skills
  • Leadership skills and decision-making ability
  • Negotiation and contracting skills, performing cost analysis
  • Commitment to achieving goals
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Willingness to travel (responsibility for activities within Cluster - SK, CZ, HU, PL, AT, Balkan countries)


Brief description of the company

BALANCED HR s.r.o. is a personnel-consultancy company based on market knowledge and many years of international experience in the areas of search and selection of candidates for a wide range of industries (automotive, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, food processing, ...), energetics, trade, logistics, finance, IT and telecommunications.

The company is a holder of a licence to offer recruitment services.

Number of employees

20-24 employees