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Senior Buyer

SIA Central Europe, a.s.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 000 EUR/month• final offer will depend on the seniority and expertise of a candidate
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

We are currently looking for Senior Buyer who will join our Procurement team!

Your main responsibility will be managing all kind of sourcing and purchasing activities for all types or goods and services for SIA Central Europe in Slovakia, within a team responsible for the CEE region.

Job Responsibilities:
• Collect, compare and negotiate offers
• Achieve the best possible prices, commercial and legal terms
• Prepare and negotiate contracts, agreements, amendments for vendors
• Maintain a vendor contract inventory
• Manage in Oracle Purchase Requisitions, keep contact with PR Preparers
• Issue Purchase Orders in Oracle EBS application and collect approvals
• Perform vendor qualification
• Support reporting
• Support in process improvement activities
• Keep contact with finance, legal department and all user departments

Employee perks, benefits

Our benefits:
• Contribution to pension plan
• Health care - Private medical center
• Life and Accident Insurance
• 25 full paid sick leave days per year ( 5 sick days)
• Meal vouchers – fully covered by the company
• Multisport card
• Long term career development
• Hard & Soft skills trainings
and others . .

Information about the selection process

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for SIA Slovakia . We are very glad to receive CVs of all candidates that can possibly become our future colleagues. After receiving your application, we will carefully evaluate it. Please note that due to time limitations we will contact only prospective candidates that meet our expectation best.

Thank you very much for your interest.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Language skills

Slovak - Upper intermediate (B2) and English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Experience in the position/sector

Procurement Specialist, Buyer, Purchasing

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

We are always supporting our new colleague but it is still required to have some experience and skills for this position as well.

Our new colleague needs to meet several requirements/to have experience with:
• Agility to achieve the best price, legal and commercial conditions
• Ability to gather information from stakeholders within the company (service users, budget owners, finance)
• Ability to release competitive bid process (RFI/RFP/RFQ) and evaluate vendor responses
• Ability to negotiate pricing and terms and conditions for various categories such as hardware, software and services
• Ability to create contracts and ordering documents
• Knowledge of ERP (most preferable Oracle) to support ordering process and creation of respective Purchase Orders
• Ability to manage a high number of transactions (both tactical and strategic) from low value up to €1m for 200+ vendors
• Superior levels of professional written and verbal communication is required in Slovak and English as well
• Strong organizational and follow-up skills

If you can speak fluently in English and you are personally meeting requirements noted above, we are waiting for your application!


Brief description of the company

SIA is European leader in the design, creation and management of technology infrastructures and services for Financial Institutions, Central Banks, Corporates and the Public Sector, in the areas of payments, cards, network services and capital markets. SIA Group provides its services in over 50 countries, and also operates through its subsidiaries in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Hungary and South Africa. The company also has branches in Belgium and the Netherlands, and representation offices in the UK and Poland.

Number of employees

250-499 employees

Company address

SIA Central Europe, a.s.
Röntgenova 1
851 01 Bratislava