Category Buyer 

LOCATION: Liberec , Czech Republic | | REQUISITION ID: 4836 | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 



KNORR-BREMSE Group is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles, with annual sales of EUR 6.2 billion in 2020. Knorr-Bremse’s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. For more than 115 years the Company has been driving forward innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. As a result, Knorr-Bremse profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving.



Scope of responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements the sourcing strategy for FM in cooperation with relevant internal stakeholders (Corporate and sites)
  • Strives for TCO reduction
  • Manage the category from analysis to contracting
  • Monitor Supplier Performance and ensure compliance
  • Savings reporting
  • Stakeholder and Supplier Relationship Management



  • Completed studies in business or engineering
  • Min. 5 years work experience in Indirect Purchasing / Supply Chain / Strategic Purchasing
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Fluent Business English; German would be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of contract law
  • Experience in FM
  • Good Software skills – MS excel, power point and SharePoint
  • Mind-set to optimize e.g. processes and conditions
  • Intercultural competences and availability to travel abroad
  • Self-motivated and eager to find new solutions as well as hands-on


Key features of the position:

  • Supplier portfolio: Focus on European Facility Management Suppliers
  • Purchase volume: approx. 64 Mio€ / year
  • Travel frequency (average): 1-3 business trips per month within Europe


Why should you be interested in this position?

  • Unique job opportunity in the biggest Business services in North Bohemia´s region with long-term perspective in stable international company - close cooperation with Knorr-Bremse´s headquarter in Munich
  • Friendly, modern and comfortable work environment in the centre of Liberec
  • Full-time job, unlimited contract
  • Home-office up to 60%, 5 weeks of holiday, Meal vouchers, Cafeteria benefit system, Pension insurance contribution, etc.
  • Relocation support if needed (company flat, financial support)


Are you interested?
Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application! 


Please apply in ENGLISH only and note that only candidates who are eligible to work in Czech Republic (have EU citizenship, permanent residency or valid working permission) might be considered for this role. We are not open to Visa sponsorship.