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Group Purchasing Category Manager

SHP Group

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Harmanec
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 300 EUR/monthThe final salary depends on the candidate´ s seniority, qualification and skills.
  • Start date: 1.9.2021
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

• Identifies purchasing needs of the organization in the area of direct packaging materials for our production mills in Slovakia, Slovenia and Bosna and Herczegovina
• Establishes sustainable long-term relationships with key suppliers by liaising between suppliers and company stakeholders, in order to ensure transparency on business objectives and capturing this in a contractual framework
• Makes sourcing decisions, administrates the bidding process in order to secure items and services within our budget and requirements
• Develops and enriches the Categories' objectives, goals and strategies, including all short, mid and long term financial targets and any risk mitigation strategies
• Works with other parts of the organization to forecast demand and evaluate inventory levels
• Analyzes market trends and applies this knowledge to insightful buying decisions.
• Ensures compliance with internal procedures
• Regular reporting to the Group Purchasing Director

Employee perks, benefits

• Multinational company with 100% Slovak ownership
• Opportunity to participate on international projects
• Career development also in international environment
• Training Program
• Discounts on our products
• Teambuilding activities and events (Family Day, Christmas party)

Expected date of completion of the selection process

31 July 2021 (there are still 7 more days)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Educational Specialization

Economy, Legal or Technical

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Word - advanced
Microsoft Excel - advanced

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• Master’s degree in Finance, Business or Technology with a minimum of 5 years experience in purchasing
• Deep understanding and professional experience with purchasing Contracts
• Excellent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint).
• Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills
• Experience in working across various functions, businesses and regions
• Critical thinking
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• The job requires domestic and/or international travel (min. 20% of working time)
• Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and leading multiple projects at once
• Strategic thinker and problem solver with the ability to transform goals into actionable plans
• Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment, to achieve team goals and complete assignments within established deadlines
• Ability to travel (min. 30% of the working time)


Brief description of the company

• We are the largest producer of tissue paper products in the Central and Eastern
• SHP Group consists of 8 companies.
• We sell our products in 47 countries, focusing on the markets of Central &
Eastern Europe, and DACH region.
• Four manufacturing plants of SHP Group produce 160 thousand tons per year.
• The paper production in our company has a long standing tradition since 1817.
• SHP Group has more than 1400 employees.
• Our majority shareholder, Eco Investment, is one of the strongest financial

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

SHP Harmanec, a.s.
976 03 Harmanec