Category Purchaser for Production Equipment for the region RO-HU-SE - (TM)


The Category Purchaser is actively supporting the Continental locations in the definition of the supply strategy and negotiation with suppliers to achieve best commercial conditions for Continental.

  • Drives and supports project negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation of all locations of Continental Automotive in region Romania-Hungary-Serbia;
  • Actively influences the sourcing process during development phase by:

- Alignment with purchasing management and project team;

- Negotiation of prices, commercial terms and closure of legally binding contracts for projects - above 100.000 € (including face-to-face negotiation);

- Supplier selection.

  • Meets engineering teams and management in their locations: ensures early involvement in the project and keeps customer focus;
  • Conducts market analysis;
  • Development of the suppliers from the region (including supplier visits);
  • Tracks improvement programs with suppliers;
  • Conducts market analysis;
  • Supports the project team by troubleshooting and escalation at supplier;
  • Contributes to the yearly supplier strategy in the region;
  • Ensures that Continental’s Category strategy is respected by the locations;
  • Ensures alignment of purchasing activities with corporate guideline and fulfills compliance requirements.


  • University degree in Economics, Business Administration or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in category purchasing, preferably within the Automotive Industry;
  • Fluent Business English;
  • German knowledge is an advantage;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office package programs;
  • Stress resistance, conflict resolution abilities, assertiveness;
  • Intercultural sensitivity besides good networking and communication skills;
  • Ready to travel by car (max 25% from time).


  • What we offer:

Pay for Performance:

  • Achievement Bonuses and Rewards;
  • Recommendation Bonuses for new team members;
  • Flexibility Program including flexible hours and mobile work.


  • Health & Wellness (Private Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
  • Different discounts (glasses, tires, medical, shopping);
  • In-house restaurant & coffee corners.

Life-Long Learning:

  • Technical, Soft Skills & Leadership trainings;
  • Dedicated Programs and Conferences;
  • Free Language Courses (English, German, French etc);
  • Access to e-learning platforms;
  • Career development opportunities (local and international);

Ready to drive with Continental? Take the first step and fill in the online application.



Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated preliminary sales of around €41 billion and currently employs more than 200.000 people in 56 countries.


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