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Tactical Buyer for EMEA

Covestro (Slovakia) Services s. r. o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 800 EUR/monthThe minimum salary is 1 800 EUR/month. The basic salary can be higher depending on the skills and previous experience of the candidate.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

- Manage and coordinate ad-hoc request for quotations of items not covered by agreed terms and conditions and in line with category strategy and operational sourcing procedure
- Execute and evaluate tactical sourcing according the category specific Operational Sourcing Procedures, provided by Category Management
- Maintain sourcing data where expert knowledge is required for Tactical Buying incl. site specific information in collaboration with Content Management & Support Team
- Handling and coordination of investigations of root cause analysis on invoice non conformity.
- Work with guidance from Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Tactical Buying community and facilitate sourcing-knowledge
- Build positive, supportive and effective relationships within the regional and local teams.
- Communication and alignment with internal and external partners by phone or via email

Employee perks, benefits

We want our employees to feel at home at Covestro. We provide them with financial security and enable them to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this, we are offering a wide range of employee benefits – and we are determined to keep improving them.
Our benefits:
- individual performance award
- yearly bonus
- referral bonus for referring a suitable candidate
- personal days off
- paid sickness
- meal tickets fully covered by employer
- home office
- coffee corner with library
- adjustable desks, 2 screens
- Cafeteria system/Multisport card/Pension fund
- Employee assistance program
- Activities, trainings, webinars organized by company

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)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or Dutch - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

- Degree in business or technical field
- Approximately 3-5 years of experience in Procurement operations, preferably in a Service Center environment, with a thorough knowledge of Procurement end-to-end and business processes
- Proven knowledge of SAP modules (MM, FI, Ariba Sourcing) and typical other IT-tools is an advantage
- Self-disciplined with ability to work independently and under pressure
- Strong communication and negotiation skills with ability to effectively present concepts to cross-functional teams, customers and stakeholders
- Excellent command of English
- Additionally, Dutch language is required on at least B2 level


Brief description of the company

We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful.
We redefine chemical material solutions with game-changing products. Let us empower you to push boundaries. Join us and our 16,000 colleagues now and together we will MAKE the world a brighter place.

Number of employees

200-249 employees


Contact person: Jaroslava Baková
E-mail: send CV