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Lead Buyer (m/f/d) - Business Services

About the role

Location: Austria - Schwechat

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Temporary until end of November 2023


We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.


Would you like to be part of an international Procurement team? Do you see yourself as a person with experience in sourcing, convincing presentation skills and self-confident appearance?
Would you like to use these qualities in a Procurement role in a creative and future-oriented environment?


Then we are looking forward to getting to know you!


In this role, you will…

  • proactively develop and implement indirect procurement strategies with a focus on business services for example communication, HR, travel.
  • be responsible for competitive bidding via our E-sourcing tool ARIBA, contract negotiations and establishment of service contracts and performance based agreements.
  • assure in-depth knowledge of global markets by using all available sources and tools.
  • be accountable for the supplier performance review, feedback process and supplier development programs.
  • be consolidating the current supplier base to improve the performance on the total cost of ownership.
  • be defining and setting up relevant purchasing channels in Ariba Guided Buying including the creation and maintenance of e-catalogues.
  • maintain relationships with strategic vendors and Managed Service Providers.

About you


We are looking for a procurement professional, ideally with a university degree, with some years of experience as a buyer. A bonus would be experience in sales in the relevant categories, but it is not a must have. Any experience with Ariba, Coupa, Oracle Procurement or SAP SRM is a bonus as well. Your language skills in German and English are on business level.  You are a passionate and persuasive person with strong analytical and communication skills. You enjoy working independently and taking over responsibility. Last but not least, you are a team player.


About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Preslmaier, (claudia.preslmaier@borealisgroup.com). Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


Following Austrian law regulations, we offer, reflecting your experiences, skills and competencies, competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement chemical industry starting at EUR 63.388,92 annual gross salary (based on 38 hrs/week) and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan. Please note, that this position is temporary until end of November 2023.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

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