Commodity Manager (Casting – Forging)

Knorr-Bremse Vasúti Jármű Rendszerek Hungária Kft.



Our Company manufactures braking systems for rail vehicles for more than 110 years and we are the world’s leading manufacturer of this segment. We count as the determining company of the technological development of the production, distribution and servicing of modern braking systems.

Align purchasing actions in Europe/Global within his/her commodities responsibility (castings & forged parts), in order to fully exploit corporate-level synergy actions.
Develop Commodity Strategies, a commonly accepted guideline, based on analysis of needs, current position, supply market and via understanding regional/global cost drivers
Ensure the implementation of the Commodity Strategy, drive (in functional link) the purchasing teams’ actions of his/her commodity
Analyze supply market / identify new sources / contribute in qualify and onboard new suppliers, negotiate and close company contracts, ensure contract coverages
Manage Suppliers: carry out supplier assessments, risk assessment, business review- and negotiation plans, ensure execution of adequate implementation actions
Monitor Performance and implement efficiency measures, Delivery Reliability and Quality
Regular alignment with Supplier Quality development, Regional Governance Team, Value Engineering, Locations, Purchasing Managers and strategic buyers in order to drive implementations and improvement of the commodity
Drive cost improvement actions with the suppliers as well as with several Rail Locations

A degree in a technical and/ or economical discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering) or strong technical experience
Solid, 5+ years experience in Strategic Purchasing or Commodity Management of casted or forged metallic components. Additional industrial / technical experience, focusing on machining technologies is an advantage
Full determination and ability to autonomously work in cross-functional and in cross-locational teams, and to drive actions till full implementation
International experience in mid-size or big multinationals
Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
Fluent negotiation skills in English. In addition, German is an advantage
SAP experience is not a must but an advantage

Innovative products, technologies and solutions
Competitive salary and benefits package
Participation in international projects
Professional development opportunities
Modern office environment
Flexible working hours with home office opportunities
Possibility to participate in conferences and trainings
Successful and fast-growing company
Cohesive and supporting international team​​​​​​​

The Commodity Manager will work based in the biggest European Rail production plant in Budapest in an international environment, with strong professional and personal development opportunities.

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