Festo is a worldwide leader in automation technology headquartered in Germany. We are always coming upwith creative process solutions that bring product ideas to life. As an employer, we do everything in our power to ensure that visionary ideas are transformed into practice. What we do expect from you? Think outside the box. Try new things. Bring your own idea. Take advantage of the creative freedom, the wide variety of development opportunities and the access to best practice. In short: Face new challenges. As an engineer and part of the production team in the passionate working world of Festo.

Category Lead Buyer Electromechanics


Position Description:

  • Responsible for the definition and implementation of purchasing strategies for the assigned list of product sub-categories. 
  • Builds-up, manages and continuously improves global supplier portfolio, with respect to QCD target achievement.
  • Leads the sourcing projects and supplier selection/approval process.
  • Participates in global commodity purchasing team meetings and support implementation of global purchasing strategies. 
  • Systematically explores cost optimization projects for the assigned group of materials, suppliers, or industry codes. 
  • Conducts tenders (standard and electronic) for the selection of suppliers of materials and services.
  • Negotiates and finalize contracts, price agreements, confidentiality contracts (where necessary) and other agreements required by the nature of particular assignment.
  • Constantly reviewing material planning and initiates activities so to secure supplier long-term capacity (3-5 years). 
  • Prepares reports of purchasing spend in order to optimize benchmark processes, time and/or costs. 
  • Continuous improvement of quality performance, in cooperation with the respective experts, by appropriate consideration of material group strategy and supplier evaluation process.
  • Monitors contracts execution in accordance with company procurement procedures.
  • Monitors supplier performance and defines measures for improvement in respect to defined KPI’s.  
  • Participates and supports audit procedures at suppliers.


Technical Competencies and Requirements:

  • Higher education – economic or technical field of study.
  • Written and spoken English and/or German.
  • Excellent computer literacy - MS Office; experience with SAP will be considered an advantage.


Professional Competencies and Requirements:

  • Previous experience in the field of strategic procurement or on a similar position - at least 3 years.
  • Experience in international teams and multicultural environment.
  • Experience in a manufacturing plant will be considered an advantage.
  • Previous experience in purchasing of printed circuit boards (PCB’s) will be considered as advantage. 


Personal Competencies and Requirements:

  • Capable of making fast decisions and taking the responsibility for the results in dynamic and changing environment.
  • Oriented towards goals achieving and results. 
  • Focused on the added value for the internal and/or external clients.
  • Team player, able to work in a multicultural working environment.
  • Thinking outside the box, creativity, and continuous improvement attitude.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and willing to acquire new knowledge and skills.

You can expect the following with us:

  • Motivating compensation and social benefits package
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of projects in the field of industrial automation, IIoT and robotics;
  • Professional development and learning opportunities in high technology and production environment.


In case your professional qualification corresponds to the above requirements and you wish to join our growing team, please send us your CV and a cover letter. 


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Your documents and personal data will be treated as confidential and will be protected according to Bulgarian Data Protection Legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).


HR contact person: Elvira Hubcheva, careersbgproduction@festo.com

Reference code: 11073

Company:  Festo Production EOOD

София, BG, 1000

We look forward to your application!