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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 Purchaser for Digital Solutions

Country/Region:  CZ

Plzeň,  Plzen Region, CZ, 301 00

Req ID 63916 Univerzitní HQ Plant, Czech Republic

Join us in pioneering a dynamic initiative within ZF Aftermarket's purchasing department. Become an expert who is dedicated to purchase software for ZF Aftermarket Digital Solutions catering to specialized fleets such as Bus Connectivity, Light Vehicles, and Workshop Digitalization. The role involves close collaboration with the developers from Digital Solutions units, and as one of three experts, working to design an efficient purchasing process, while ensuring alignment with ZF's overarching guidelines.

What you can look forward to as Strategic Purchaser for Digital Solutions

  • Collaboration in the development of the purchasing department strategy – we are establishing a new function in ZF Aftermarket 
  • Preparation of purchasing guidelines and rules – you will help us to design our own purchasing process
  • Proposition of solutions to streamline the purchasing process 
  • Research and selection of suppliers of SW for our Digital Solutions, issuing purchase orders, monitoring their processing and expediting them when necessary
  • Working closely with the internal SW developers to understand their needs
  • Checking and approving purchase requisitions
  • Resolving any complaints regarding purchase orders, and providing support to end users 
  • Training of new department/team members based on experience gained as we are planning to grow

Your Profile 

  • 5+ years of experience as a purchaser (IT, Research & Development or Engineering is a great asset)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Management, Supply Chain Management, Economics, or a technical study (e.g., Engineering, IT)
  • Purchasing and sales skills, ability to negotiate with suppliers
  • Genuine interest in modern IT and SW development technologies (SaaS, Cloud) and related toolings
  • Advanced knowledge of purchasing software – we are using SAP
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office - Excel, Word
  • Fluent English
  • Analytical skills, flexibility

Why you should choose ZF in Pilsen?

  • Flexible working hours
  • 26 days of holiday
  • Home office work mode (up to 80% days/month)
  • Trainings and development
  • Yearly bonus according to company profit
  • Yearly bonus according to years with company
  • Life or pension insurance contribution 
  • Meal allowance
  • Cafeteria benefit program - use - travelling, sport, culture, education, …


Be part of our ZF team as Strategic Purchaser for Digital Solutions and apply now!


Kristýna Paidarová

+420 373 736 376

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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