Festo is a worldwide leader in automation technology headquartered in Germany. We provide inspiration worldwide with our intelligent solutions for industrial automation. And we offer a high degree of flexibility to our employees. We offer you excellent prospects for turning your ideas into reality - because innovation requires freedom and security. We need you. Apply now and keep the world moving.

New Projects Buyer


Your job:

  • Acts as a link between Purchasing Department and the R&D Department in the process of product development (from the concept phase till the implementation of the new product in mass production).
  • Responsible for the management, organization and coordination of purchasing process for the new products. Actively communicates and collaborates with all involved parties.
  • Defines potential suppliers.
  • Responsible for final supplier selection and price negotiations. 
  • Monitors target costs for all new parts.
  • Takes part in commitment workshops.
  • Responsible for coordination of sampling process.
  • Responsible for ordering tools.
  • Responsible for ordering trial series, pilot series and initial stock.
  • Summarizes and maintains the status of all new parts.
  • Identifies and addresses vendor lead-time and quality issues before the start of serial production.
  • Organizes and controls technical and logistics claims of deliveries in close cooperation with Quality and Logistics Departments.
  • Actively participates in developing strong and productive relationship with suppliers. Participates in audits and supplier development plans.
  • Development of effective solutions to supply chain problems.
  • Involved and actively participates in costs and materials optimizations.


Technical Competencies and Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ or Masters’ Degree –  technical field;
  • Excellent written and spoken English (level C1); German will be considered as an advantage;
  • Advanced user of MS Office;
  • SAP experience will be considered as an advantage.


Professional Competencies and Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of proven work experience on the same or similar position;
  • Proven professional experience in multidisciplinary and multicultural team and environment;
  • Professional experience in production company will be considered as an advantage;


Personal Competencies and Requirements:

  • Capable of making fast decisions and taking responsibility for the results in dynamic and changing environment;
  • Result orientated;
  • Focused on the added value for the internal and/or external clients;
  • Team player, able to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Thinking out of the box, creativity and continuous improvement attitude;
  • Flexible, adaptable, open to meet the change and 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: 11177

Company:  Festo Production EOOD

София, BG, 1000

We look forward to your application!