Global Category Buyer IT 

LOCATION: Liberec / Czech Republic | COMPANY: Knorr-Bremse Services Europe, s.r.o. |  DEPARTMENT: I/P2P Category & Tactical Buy | REQUISITION ID: 4836 | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 


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 120 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.


Job description and tasks:  

  • Responsible for the execution of tenders, price negotiations and contracting, as well as conclusion of international contracts
  • Purchasing responsibility for defined IT commodity groups, such as software, hardware and IT services
  • Negotiation of relevant purchasing contract framework with suppliers
  • Supplier nominations: facilitation of RFQs, selection of a suitable supplier set, negotiations, supplier recommendation for nomination, including presentation of the nomination proposal towards management board
  • Coordination of purchasing projects including control, centralization, and optimization
  • Analysis, implementation and reporting of savings potentials as well as definition of measures for the achievement of objectives
  • Close cooperation with the specialist departments and consulting regarding contracting
  • Supplier management



  • Technical or commercial university degree a plus
  • At least two years of work experience in purchasing, preferably in the automotive or industrial sector and/or with IT experience
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • An expert attitude and confidence in taking ownership and communicating with stakeholders inside and outside KB on all management levels
  • Strong intercultural and teamwork competence
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Analytical skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluency in English and German
  • SAP SRM / Ariba knowledge is a plus
  • Structured and goal-oriented way of working


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.


Knorr-Bremse is the global market leader in braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical railway and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr-Bremse's products contribute significantly to increased safety and energy efficiency on both railway tracks and roads around the world.                                                  

Knorr-Bremse is active in the key global megatrends: urbanisation, sustainability, digitalisation and mobility. Knorr-Bremse has more than 30,000 employees at over 100 locations in more than 30 countries around the world. In 2022, Knorr-Bremse achieved sales of more than EUR 7 billion and we continue to work hard every day with great expertise to maintain our position as one of the most successful industrial companies in Germany.                   

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