European Lead Buyer - MRO and Capex

Location PL-Katowice


Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit for more information.


To strengthen our team, we are looking for a European Lead Buyer for MRO and CAPEX (m/f) to start as soon as possible in Katowice, Poland,



Responsibility for the purchasing strategy of MRO & Capex

  • Build the database of MRO
  • Spend analisys to define targets and manage the MRO subcategory
  • Capex negotiations
  • Explore Crib outsourcing management


Contract & Suppliers Management,  Suppliers Relationship Management

  • Manage and standardize Suppliers Relationship and Contracts
  • Supports RFQ & Call for tenders
  • Lead and follow negotiations to optimize profitability, delivery and quality of MRO products and Capex


Market intelligence

  • Lead and support MRO sourcing locally and regionally
  • Market intelligence collection and detection of potential new suppliers & methods in order to improve our knowledge of the market


Profitable grow & long term value creation

  • Follow category strategy and as team member pro-actively provide ideas and solutions towards its development
  • Impulse and manage possibly development activities with the cross functional groups
  • KPI Reporting (Savings, cost improvements) as per management requests
  • Build strong relationships with Internal customers in order to satisfy their needs

Actively support Operational Excellence programs, identify areas for improvement where new processes may be required



  • Being responsible to define and support the strategy of MRO & Capex
  • Contract and Suppliers Relationship Management
  • Market intelligence
  • Profitable grow and long-term value creation



  • Engineering degree
  • Fluent English language
  • Procurement experience and/or crib management is an asset
  • Knowledge, skills in intermediate level at

    • Strategic Thinking
    • Result Orientation
    • Change Management
    • Negotiation skills
    • Internal clients & portfolio knowledge
    • Supplier market value
    • Purchasing process & tools
    • Stakeholder orientation User-level IT knowledge (MS Office, integrated systems)



What do we have to offer?

Guardian companies are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website: 




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