Category buyer Electronics





We see it as our daily mission to make a significant contribution to greater safety and efficiency on roads and railways. That goes for passenger and goods transport - all over the world.

Making mobility safe on roads and railways - that is the mission driving us each and every day at Knorr-Bremse. It has been that way for over 110 years. Today the Knorr-Bremse Group, based in Munich, is the world's leading manufacturer of braking systems and a leading supplier of safety-critical sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles. As an innovator in our fields, we advance developments in mobility and transport technologies.



We count on you in the following tasks :


Commodity group purchasing of Electronics with purchase responsibility for a specific product group incl. supplier strategy development for this category.


  • Provide support, and host for selected suppliers (mostly European) within the product group, incl. price negotiations and target agreements.
  • Yearly spend responsibility of a double digit million Euros portfolio
  • Negotiation and contract design in coordination with the Regional Category Manager
  • Yearly price negotiations of serial products based on the professional and corporate guidelines.
  • Creation of the Total Cost Comparison incl. supplier recommendation
  • Benchmark surveys on the purchasing volume to deduct savings potential and supplier strategy.
  • Compliance with and implementation of purchasing processes & tools
  • Provides support for the unforeseen events and take the lead on defined actions for the situation.
  • Performs audits at selected suppliers.
  • Manages and safeguard vendor data.
  • Manages financial Risk Analysis at supplier base, targetting avoidance of insolvencies or bankruptcies, with early warning system.
  • Provides reports of the current projects and supplier improvements, with monthly reviews.
  • Our future team member has the opportunity to visit our supplier and the Knorr-Bremse  central office of Purchasing and manage the tasks on the spot as well. After starting , in the very  first period the position require a higher willingness of travelling in order the successfully onboarding of the new colleagues


You are the ideal candidate if you possess:


    • Strong English knowledge skills (oral and written), German is an advantage. Hungarian is a must.
    • Technical or commercial university degree is an advantage.
    • Several years of work experience in purchasing, preferably in the automotive or industrial sector and/or with electronics experience
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
    • Strong intercultural and teamwork competence


Through a blend of engineering excellence, sustainable development and social responsibility, our employees help to drive progress at more than 100 sites in 30 countries. We offer you an exciting role with plenty of variety in an international environment, as part of an attractive package that extends from flexible working hour models, via professional and personal development opportunities, all the way to sports and healthcare programs.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!