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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Strategic Buyer - IT Procurement - multiple locations

Country/Region:  PL

Częstochowa, WP, PL, 42-200

Req ID 58215 Częstochowa PSS Eng&Glob.F, Poland

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced NPM IT Buyer to join our IT procurement team. As a Strategic Buyer, you will be responsible for management of commercial and contractual aspects within the IT spend category. A key part of the role includes developing and maintaining successful relationships with suppliers, peers, and internal business partners.


Your Responsibilities:

• Manage end-to-end commercial and procurement aspects across IT categories like Hardware, Software, Services, Cloud, and Software-as-a-Service.
• Ensure proper spend categorization and adherence to sourcing processes and policies.
• Lead and execute strategic/tactical projects, selecting appropriate sourcing approaches and concluding framework as well as individual contracts.

• Manage relationships with senior stakeholders and provide guidance on procurement processes and risks.
• Ensure full Procure-to-Contract compliance and independently execute RFP/RFQ processes for assigned categories.
• Define and implement plans aligned with category strategy and leverage procurement/sourcing tools.
• Conduct periodic market research for assigned category and consolidate supplier base for cost-effective and quality services.
• Establish regular communications with key internal business partners to adopt category strategies, conduct contract reviews, and ensure strong client service.



• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Supply Chain Management, Economics, or a technical study (e.g., Engineering, IT).
• Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement or technology field (e.g., IT, Research & Development, Engineering).
• Strong analytical, negotiation, and story-telling skills to achieve cost savings and presenting convincing results to internal stakeholders.

• Proactive and motivated team player capable of managing multiple international projects simultaneously.
• Excellent written and spoken English communication skills for negotiation, contract review, and project-related communications.
• Proficiency in MS Office tools, with a fast-learning ability for new technologies and industry trends.
• Thorough understanding of end-to-end Source/Procure-to-Pay processes and electronic procurement/sourcing tools (e.g., SAP, Ariba, Ivalua, PeopleSoft).
• Demonstrated ability to work within strong compliance and regulatory policies, driving risk management.


We offer:

• Work with the newest technologies in automotive area;
• Specialized training and employee development support;
• A friendly work environment which fosters creativity;
• Relocation package;
• Career opportunities;
• Work in a multinational team;
• Social package: private medical care, insurance, sports card;
• Discounts on goods and services;
• Flexible working hours and possibility of working in remote model.


Be part of our ZF team as Strategic Buyer - IT Procurement - multiple locations and apply now!


Weronika Flak

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