Group Leader Of Strategic and Operational Purchasing

College / University
Full time job

We are part of the multinational company Krones, with whom we work on the DESIGN and PLANNING of beverage production lines for the whole world. We deliver top quality services and solutions from Pilsen, we are one of the key centers of competence.

Looking for a change or a new challenge? We are growing and thus we are looking for new talent!

Your tasks will be:

  • Lead and manage a team of purchasing professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance evaluations to ensure a high level of productivity and efficiency
  • Develop and implement strategic purchasing plans aligned with the company's overall objectives and financial goals
  • Collaborate with senior management to identify and prioritize purchasing needs, ensuring alignment with business strategies
  • Oversee the operational purchasing process, including sourcing, negotiating, and contracting with suppliers to ensure the best terms and conditions
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify potential suppliers, evaluate their capabilities, and negotiate favorable contracts
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, monitoring their performance and resolving any issues or disputes that may arise
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, operations, and logistics, to ensure seamless coordination and alignment of purchasing activities
  • Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and track the effectiveness of the purchasing function
  • Develop and implement forecasts with relevant information
  • Continuously evaluate and improve purchasing processes, systems, and policies to streamline operations and reduce costs
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory requirements related to purchasing and supply chain management

Your profile:

  • Experience: in a leadership role within a purchasing department, with a focus on both strategic and operational purchasing. Strong knowledge of the Krones environment with focus on purchasing procedures and Krones processes
  • Required skills: Strong knowledge of procurement principles, practices, and strategies, with a track record of successfully implementing cost-saving initiatives
    Stakeholder management, People leadership, strong Negotiation skills
  • Competencies: Analytical personality with excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, able to handle multiple purchasing tasks simultaneously and deliver solutions focused on customer needs
  • Languages: Excellent written and spoken German or English (C1 Level)
  • Education: University degree (Bachelor or Master) in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field
  • Qualifications: Professional certifications, such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), are a plus
  • Travel: Position could require travel


  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility to work from home (Home Office)
  • Annual bonus
  • Pension contribution of CZK 24,000 per annum
  • Leisure benefits (cafeteria) from CZK 6,000 per year
  • Subsidized meals in our canteen and meal vouchers for the home office
  • Language courses and development opportunities
  • 25 vacation days
  • Modern working environment with corporate parking
  • Reward for referring new colleagues
  • Bonuses for work anniversaries
  • Health Care program (online service, CrossFit, prevention with Loono)
  • Company events (Family Day, Christmas party, Pub quizzes, Bike to work...)
  • Discounts with our partners (O2 tarifs, ČSOB program, VIP program Datart, ŠKoda Auto Volf)
  • Notebook and mobile phone

If you are interested in our offer and want to become a part of a stable company where work-life balance is the first priority, please send us your CV in Czech and English.

We look forward to meeting you!

Contact person
Marie Halušitzová
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