Commodity Buyer (Electronics)

Reed Personnel Services Czech Republic s.r.o

Place of work
Slovak Republic, Žilina, Vsetín, Přerov, Nový Jičín, Opava, Ostrava
Contract type
Start date

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The commodity buyer is responsible for deploying the commodity strategy for its assigned commodities. The role of the Commodity Buyer is to manage relationship / negotiation with suppliers, pilot the utilization of supplier panel in programs and series production during sourcing, and ensure supplier performance.
Day to day tasks will include:
• Responsible for procurement of production materials and services to support our Client´s manufacturing requirements.
• Issuance of Requests for Quotation (RFQ)
• Conducting cost and price analysis, making supplier selection recommendations, award of new business, conducting market analysis of assigned commodity items, preparation of purchase order and business award documentation, conducting negotiations, developing cost reductions strategies, and act as the focal point for efforts aimed in maintaining acceptable levels of quality, delivery, and customer service.
• Responsible for leading and/or supporting efforts to minimize supply chain disruptions or line down situations.
• Participation and/or leadership in cross-functional teams involved in New Product Programs (NPP), engineering changes, quality, packaging, transportation, logistics as well as other functions. Work with Design Cost Reduction Management Team in workshop to find ways for cost efficiency.

Information about the selection process

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Expected date of completion of the selection process

30 September 2016 (zbývá ještě 0 dnů)

Company on whose behalf the position is being filled

Automotive industry, manufacture of transport equipment

Leading global automotive supplier with R&D Centre and manufacturing located in CZ, close to Ostrava and Přerov

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Educational Specialization

Electronics, Electrotechnic, Economic

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

In order to be successful in this role then you will need to have the following characteristics:

• 5+ years of relevant experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain operations in engineering, production and process techniques such as lean and continuous development
• Min. BC degree in technical or economical field
• Knowledge of pricing structures and experience purchasing from electronic contract manufactureers.
• Expresses self clearly both in writing and in speaking
• Strong logical, objective, analytical and problem solving skills
• Takes initiative to develop trusting relationships with teammates
• Ability to read engineering drawings
• Good computer and software skills
• Good negotiating skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks on tight time-tables
• Fluent English and Czech
• Advantage is fluent Spanish (cooperation with Mexico site)
• Willingness to travel (aprox. once a month)


Brief description of the company

Reed is a specialist provider of permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions, IT and HR consulting.

Assisting jobseekers and employers since 1960, Reed’s global expertise spans Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Reed is independent, has 350+ offices worldwide, employs more than 3,000 people and delivers a world-class service across more than 30 specialisms. is the UK's biggest jobsite and receives over 1.3 million job applications per month. Internationally, enables jobseekers to search for opportunities across multiple industry sectors around the world.

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The company is a holder of a licence to offer recruitment services.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Reed Personnel Services Czech Republic s.r.o
Starobrněnská 8
60200 Brno


Contact person: Jana Thomsen Sobotka
Tel.: +420 601 321 464
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ID: 2723663   Datum zveřejnění: 13.9.2016