Global Category Buyer – IT (m/f/d)

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Global Category Buyer – IT (m/f/d)

Josef-Umdasch-Platz, 3300 Amstetten, Austria • Full-time

Company Description

Around the globe, impressive buildings are constructed with Doka´s expertise in formwork technology. Examples are Burj Khalifa, Muskrat Falls – one of the greatest hydroelectric power plants in Canada – or parts of the Brenner base tunnel. This is the result of teamwork – the collaboration of more than 6.500 employees in over 160 distribution and logistics facilities in more than 70 countries all over the world. And we are proud of that. Due to our 150 years of history as a family owned company, we appreciate the effort made and work done by our employees. Therefore, it is important to us to inspire our employees every day – in terms of flexible working hours, performance-related payment, attractive special benefits like bonuses, further development opportunities and a comprehensive VITAL program.

Job Description

As part of Global Material Group Management, you will contribute to Doka’s global indirect spend, incl. IT and logistics. It is an important spend across a global organization. The Category Indirect team is tasked to develop effective category strategies with the aim to drive efficiencies as well as monitoring and maintaining the implemented strategy on an ongoing basis.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with Sourcing Teams, Line of Business Leaders, key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Analyze information from internal and external sources (market intelligence) to co-develop and execute Doka-wide Category strategies, while securing supply and delivering efficiencies.
  • Act within your area of remit as prime negotiator with suppliers relative to pricing, terms, quality, and service.
  • Share ownership and accountability for driving and delivering results through agreed upon strategies. Ensure strategies remain in alignment with business goals over time.
  • Work with internal legal and compliance groups to ensure category strategies account for relevant laws, regulations, and risk policies.
  • Support the Global Procurement Management Team in the roll-out of new strategic directives, limiting risks and driving value for the business.


  • Graduate degree
  • Certifications like C.P.M. preferable
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a strategic procurement role, ideally with specific experience in Software procurement
  • Excellent language skills (spoken and written) in English and ideally German
  • Profound analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an approachable personality;
  • Proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner and under pressure
  • Ability to represent the company externally with key stakeholders

Additional Information

You are responsible globally. Most of your stakeholders are in Amstetten. For this reason, the place of work Amstetten is mandatory.

We are required by law to state a minimum salary. The minimum annual gross salary for this position is 41.705,30 EUR according to the collective agreement (woodworking industry). A salary in line with the market is offered for this position, which is based on the specific qualification and adequate professional experience.

Doka offers terrific career opportunities, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and an exciting opportunity to join as Strategic Buyer Indirect Spend (m/f/d). Does working with some of the most impressive construction projects interest you? If joining an industry leader excites you, please submit your resume and apply now.

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Doka is an Equal Opportunity Employer
A company of the Umdasch Group

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