We are a truly consumer-centric, sales-driven organization with nearly 600 employees in our Prague office, which was established 10 years ago. During the past few years we had an impressive and constant growth and we became one of the largest organization groups within FMCG sector. With the existing portfolio of over 200 brands and 155,000 employees in 25 countries we are supporting our customers all over the world. Key elements of our dynamic and fast-changing company culture are ownership mindset, informality, national diversity and excellence.


As a Category Buyer you will play a key part in Procurement Team organizational set-up in Prague. You will be responsible for implementation of European procurement strategies, procurement of local materials, and managing communication with different Supply Chain stakeholders.

Within your role, some of your key responsibilities will be:

  • Manage local purchase requisitions per defined strategies and categories
  • Identify suppliers for specific needs or categories
  • Analyse results, negotiate and select supplier
  • Actively contribute to Global, European & Local Procurement strategies
  • Implement Global & European Categories across EU
  • Provide input on local supply market, demands and forecasts
  • Monitor contract performance
  • Improve procurement results and efficiency
  • Identify and realize potential procurement savings
  • Identify, initiate and co-manage value engineering efforts
  • Track procurement results in EU and translate into reporting structures
  • Support analysis requests, supplier enablement and contract administration for owned categories



  • Preferably University education in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, International Business, Law or relevant field
  • Fluent knowledge of French in reading, speaking and writing
  • Advanced level of English
  • At least 1 year work experience in Procurement
  • Knowledge of PC Office tools (mainly Excel and PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP, ERP systems would be a great advantage
  • Good coordinating, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Customer oriented mindset
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team



  • Attractive corporate benefit package (including meal vouchers, 5 weeks of holidays and other benefits)
  • Permanent employment contract
  • Opportunity to use EU languages on a daily basis
  • Continuous professional & personal development
  • Perspective projects with an international scope
  • Positive, social & international working environment
  • Large and modern office building near public transportation
  • Extensive training and coaching
  • Free refreshments in the workplace
  • Social events and team building activities


In case of any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at: tereza.barakova@peopleplace.eu
Tereza Barakova – Senior Talent Recruitment Consultant at People Place

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About People Place

About People Place

Our group has been successfully sourcing and providing talented hard-working professionals since 2001, which makes us an experienced but young Recruitment & Staffing agency in the market. Our passion is to lead through enterprise, innovation, warm-heartedness and integrity. Going the extra mile, comes as standard for us at all times.

People Place helps people shape their careers and organizations their human power. We build relationships with our candidates and we develop a client service that goes beyond business. To exceed expectations on both sides is part of our company DNA.

We look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to chat on a one-to-one basis. Discuss your goals, priorities and expectations with our HR Specialists. Plain and straight forward, our goal is to put together Best & Best.