Manufacturing Segment Buyer

Budapest, Hungary

Posted: 14-Mar-2019

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


Are you a dynamic, insightful and proactive sourcing professional looking for your next challenge within a Fortune 500 Global business?
Does the thought of having responsibility for a portfolio covering services and equipment with an annual spend of 10MM€ excite you?
Are you looking to work for a company that enables and empowers our people to make things happen, where we strive every day to develop our people in order to grow our business and support our customers.

If the answer to these questions is yes then we want to hear from you.
We currently have a vacancy for a Manufacturing Segment Buyer here at PPG to deliver competitive sourcing for manufacturing related spend across the Hungary, Romania, Czech and Slovakia regions. Based in the Hungary, Budapest you will have frequent interaction with other segment buyers and EMEA Category Managers within the wider Global team.

Some key areas of focus within this role will include:

  • Delivering savings across the Hungary, Romania, Czech and Slovakia of 0,2-0,3 MM€ across the manufacturing spend.
  • Reducing the number of suppliers in the specified regions related to manufacturing by > 20%, propelling change management and collaboration with local stakeholders.
  • Driving supplier performance through the PPG $ave portal and Service Level Agreements (SLAs), ensuring that 50% of your top 20 suppliers are contributing to $ave and exceeding their SLA agreements.
  • Actively participating in the energy sourcing strategy for the territory, executing the market tenders and lead initiatives to obtain any potential government subsidies and grants.
  • Defining and leading a specific savings project across the EMEA region.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • A dynamic purchasing professional, with significant experience within Manufacturing demonstrating a strong understanding of the CEE equipment and contractor market.
  • Experience in tackling both CAPEX and OPEX spends, with a clear understanding of contracts, performance management and issue resolution.
  • Able to demonstrate strong business acumen, with first class communication and relationship building capabilities.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an influential figurehead to join our high performing Global Supply Chain function, to support us with improving and challenging both costs and service levels, driving forward practical solutions that make a difference. 

PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, ethnic origin, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. www.serendi.com



Apply Now send to a Friend

Not yet ready to apply? Sign up to be notified of future opportunities

About Serendi

Serendi is a recruitment service provider with its headquarters in Switzerland. Our clients are large Swiss or international companies.

We manage the entire recruitment process for our client companies - including sourcing of candidates. Candidates are selected based on how well their experience and qualifications match our clients position requirements.

We source and screen thousands of candidates and applications per year and recommend the most qualified candidates to our clients.

If you want to apply for one of the open positions with one of our clients you can do this through this website. Please enter the required data and upload your CV. Our recruitment consultants will screen your application very thoroughly. You will receive via email constant updates on the status of your application. Please apply for each position you are interested in.