Jobs, 29.06.2020

Lead Buyer for Raw Materials and Recyclables

Vetropack is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of packaging glass, with production facilities and operations in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine and Italy. As part of the Group Purchasing Team, we are looking for someone to lead the recycling and raw material purchasing across our markets. The purpose of the role is to optimise recycling and raw material costs on an ongoing basis by following a holistic approach, taking into account consumption levels, possibilities for substituting materials and strategic procurement options. Key aspects of this include the coordination of interdisciplinary teams tasked with development and implementing group wide measures and the strategic management of groups of raw materials used for glass manufacturing.

Location: Hum na Sutli, Croatia


  • Project management with regard to specific groups of cullet, materials and/or types of raw materials
  • Analysing needs and functional requirements
  • Systematically developing measures aimed at optimising costs and implementing them
  • Issuance of tender according to the tender schedule, conduct negotiations and design contracts for Recycling/Cullet & Raw Material
  • Market research and benchmarking studies
  • Supervising the process of defining and implementing group wide standards
  • Further developing and cultivating supplier management
  • Periodic reporting including keeping track of key figures and the achievement of targets
  • Lead in tender issuance and negotiations

The Successful Applicant

  • University degree in commercial engineering, chemistry or any other related field, Master's degree nice to have
  • 3-5 years industrial experience, ideally in similar function
  • Project management experience in international procurement markets
  • Good written and verbal communicator in local language, with fluency in English, German is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivator able to work independently, and in international teams (cross-functional and multicultural). Must be a confident team player who enjoys collaboration
  • Tenacious and consistent working approach, hands-on, eager to deliver results, organised and  business growth oriented
  • Prepared to travel up to 20%

How to apply
If you are interested in this opportunity then don't hesitate and apply now by sending your application
documents to Damir Gorup