Manufacturing Segment Buyer

Budapest, Hungary

Posted: 28-Jun-2018

Ref#: 1800004237

PPG: We protect and beautify the world (TM)

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty Materials Company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world.

Within our Global Supply Management Unit, we are currently looking for

Manufacturing Segment Buyer

for Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania

Key challenges of this role will be to understand the needs of the sites and to develop a compliant, consolidated, competitive and reliable supplier base.

Main Accountabilities will be:

  • Delivering competitive sourcing and reducing the number of Suppliers for General Purchasing
  • Deliver annual savings in the region for Hungary and Romania
  • Driving annual working capital improvement
  • Ensuring a process that all contracts are tendered on a 3-year cycle
  • Implementing new service level scorecards for key vendors
  • Enhancing participation of suppliers within the PPG supplier portal
  • Developing quarterly communication reviews
  • Improving the rate of automated invoicing through the suppliers
  • Actively participating in EMEA team initiatives


  • Bsc diploma in Economics
  • 2-3 years work experience in purchasing
  • Multilingual capability: English and Hungarian are a must, Romanian or Czech would be nice to have
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and influencing skills
  • Ability to act under time pressure and work autonomously
  • Structured working method, result oriented mindset
  • Flexibility to travel within the region 25% of the time
  • Sound Ms Office knowledge

What we offer:

  • Long-term career opportunity at a market leading multinational company
  • Support of the growth and development of our employees, providing a stable background
  • Exciting, international team
  • Competitive compensation package

Work location:

Budapest, Hungary: 1238, Budapest, Grassalkovich út 4.

Information for Recruitment Agencies:

PPG CEE as well as all related entities (in the following PPG) do not accept any candidate submission from unsolicited third parties. Candidates presented by unsolicited third parties (such as recruitment agencies, head hunters etc.), will not be entered into the recruitment process and will not be considered further. Further on, no contractual relationship will result out of such a submission between PPG and a third party. PPG is not obligated nor willing to pay any fee to third parties submitting candidates in this manner.

Data Processing:
PPG CEE  (the Group) are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities to all prospective employees within the recruitment process. The Group complies with and supports all national and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination. Please note that the Group is supported by Serendi for Talent Acquisition Services. As their Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider Serendi is exclusively in charge of the above-mentioned position. Your data is handled according to the compliance guidelines of the Group. Please see the Recruitment Data Privacy Statement for more information. If you have any questions your recruiter will be happy to help.

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