EMEA Category Buyer – Professional services Location: Cracow/ hybrid (2 days in the office per week) Ref. PL22-R702-S04

EMEA Category Buyer – Professional services Location: Cracow/ hybrid (2 days in the office per week) Ref.  PL22-R702-S04 | Big Fish Sp. z o.o.

EMEA Category Buyer – Professional services Location: Cracow/ hybrid (2 days in the office per week) Ref. PL22-R702-S04

Job location:
Cracow/ hybrid (2 days in the office per week)


EMEA Category Buyer – Professional services Location: Cracow/ hybrid (2 days in the office per week) Ref.  PL22-R702-S04


Our Client is a is a global leader in industrial trucks, warehouse technology, related services and supply chain solutions. They are operating across more than 100 countries and employ around 40,000 employees.

They are relatively new central procurement organization that was set up in Poland last year. Out of their office in Cracow they will support internal stakeholders in EMEA region.

Currently they are looking for Global Category Buyer who will be responsible for managing professional services category. The position reports to the Global Category Manager.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Responsible for assigned Category Professional Services and its corresponding supplier base in Europe.
  •  Define and implement category / sub-category strategy. Review supplier base, define robust preferred supplier base, reduce number of suppliers and bundle business accordingly
  • Follow overall Indirect Procurement Saving and Cost Avoidance targets, benchmark responsible category spend frequently, identify potentials, lead supplier negotiations and implement potentials accordingly.
  • Reporting of cost saving potentials and achievements as well as cost avoidance by using the established Procurement templates and tools.
  • Analyze Purchasing data, ensure data transparency and high data quality in all  Purchasing used systems (e.g. SAP)
  • Follow Group Procedures, work and cooperate closely with Local Site Buyers as well as internal stakeholders and ensure compliance across all Purchasing activities.
  • Improve and implement standardization for assigned category (standard documents, common services & goods)
  • Contract Management, conclude contracts, ensure transparency of all contracts, reviewing terms and validities frequently.
  • Continuous Improvement of available Procedures and Systems in respect of Indirect Purchasing
  • Global alignment and collaboration in case of potential synergies with APAC and America regions



  • Completed Bachelor degree in business administration or any Procurement related discipline
  • Several years of professional experience (4 – 6 years) in the automotive industry (preferred) or any other manufacturing industry, where the candidate has conducted Purchasing activities in the Category Professional Services (Engineering Services, Temp Labour, Consulting, HR Services, Legal Services, Finance Services, Marketing etc.
  •  Experience in working in cross-functional teams and in an international environment
  • Experienced with negotiations and contract management of international and local suppliers, where cost savings have been achieved and where strong purchasing skills (ability to analyze complex data and develop strategies) have been demonstrated
  • Excellent stakeholder management, presentation skills, well organized and knowing how to set priorities
  • Demonstrates high personal motivation and ability to develop practical or innovative alternative approaches to meet objectives
  • High analytical skills and willing to achieve results in a team environment
  • Self-motivated, independent, focused on results, enthusiastic, committed, team player and must be a good listener and observer
  • Fluent in English and German


Why  apply?  

A very interesting position for experienced strategic buyer to join the newly set up strategic regional procurement department.

If you wish to  apply,  than send us your  CV in English to:  agnieszkapiatkowska@e-bigfish.com

If you wish to apply, than send us your CV in English to: agnieszkapiatkowska@e-bigfish.com

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