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Indirect Buyer with German language (fully remote)


Warsaw, MZ, PL, 02-672

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Procurement
Work Location:  Working from home

Indirect Buyer (EMEA) with German language 

The role is dedicated for EMEA area and may be performed fully remotely in Poland with travel to meet with stakeholders as required. This is expected to be at a frequency of 1-2 times per month.

The purpose of the Indirect Procurement function is to work with the business to deliver scalable Commercial and Procurement solutions. Our mission is to procure responsibly, reduce cost to serve and deliver excellent third-party solutions across the business.  

The role will work within the Indirect Procurement team to:

  • Improve Supply Chain performance, relationships, accountability, risk management and value
  • Optimise the Purchase Process
  • Support Cash Control

This role will support senior stakeholders across EMEA, acting as a single point of contact to purchase goods and services in line with Global processes, category plans and principles.

Job Description

  • Review and apply as appropriate: category management tools & techniques, competitive sourcing and supplier management support.
  • Able to successfully manage the spend portfolio to identify locally unique business requirements and collaborating with the Global Procurement Management team to embed global purchasing agreements where appropriate.
  • Work with senior stakeholders to identify and optimise existing contracts in line with Group procurement policy, compliance and control.
  • Manage key stakeholders across markets and functions to ensure that projects are implemented within agreed timescales
  • Pro-active management of strategic supplier relationships to maximise value for money
  • Develop a local communications strategy to keep stakeholders informed of progress and benefits of the procurement pipeline.
  • Work effectively with all levels of management and other colleagues and demonstrate initiative, effective commercial judgement and ability to anticipate needs of the organisation.
  • Create clear end to end plans for category opportunities from data gathering through to implementing agreements. You will be effective at embedding change to ensure Procurement benefits are fully realised during contract lifecycle management.
  • Working with markets to embed new Procurement practices and acting as an adviser for commercial and procurement queries.

What we’re looking for


  • At least 3 years experience as a lead Buyer able to demonstrate leadership of end-to-end Procurement Lifecycle activities.
  • Professional level of English and German is mandatory.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with internal customers and 3rd party suppliers to meet / exceed business objectives.
  • Experience of designing and implementing procurement solutions is essential.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of Source to Contract, Contract Authoring and Negotiation and Contract Management.
  • Experienced at leading Procurement projects from data gathering and opportunity identification, through to ensuring the benefits are realised.


  • Working knowledge of e-tendering portals

A bit about you

You are communicative – you can build strong relationships in a matrix structure.

You have positive outlook – You look to the future for opportunity, you constantly challenge the status quo and drive for high performance.

You have Energy – You approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 


The good stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business:

  • Fully remote work
  • Private medical care
  • Co-financing of holidays
  • Sports card
  • Lunch card
  • Work in international environment
  • Internal and external trainings
  • Referral programme

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. 


We are RS Group

RS Group plc (formerly known as Electrocomponents plc) is a leading global omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider to customers who are involved in designing, building and maintaining industrial equipment and operations, safely and sustainably. We stock more than 700,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of product and service solutions to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 60,000 parcels a day.

Our vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, RS DesignSpark, RS Integrated Supply, RS Safety Solutions.

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