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Transactional Buyer - Polish Speaker


Bucharest, B, RO

Company:  Goodyear

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Job description:

Primary purpose of roles:

  • Provide operational purchasing activities related to indirect spend based on service level agreements
  • and policy thresholds, using the local language of the country being supported, as needed.
  • Analyze requisitions
  • Search for potential suppliers according to commodity driven supplier list and Preferred Supplier list
  • Run the simplified bidding process and select the supplier accordingly.
  • Complete Freetext Requests/Orders.
  • Spend threshold per order up to to 5000 USD.
  • Spend threshold per order ( with guidance ) above 5000 USD"
  • Identifies repetitive buys as candidate for catalogues and shares other sourcing ideas with Commodity Buyer.
  • Monitors recurring transactional spend
  • Directs shopping carts to frame contracts & catalogues where available
  • Contacts e-catalogue enabler to include item in an appropriate catalogue, if an item is recurring.
  • Notifies user that item is now available in catalogue"
  • Conduct expediting as necessary, including coordinating the vendor master information, monitoring of open ordes and or closing of inactive orders based on policy, keeping all relevant stakeholders aware of order status.
  • Interacts with Stakeholders, Buyers and Suppliers to provide and process information in response to inquiries, concerns and training requests.
  • Owns stakeholders, buyers and suppliers’ issues through to resolution and recognizes when to escalate. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes purchasing requests and appropriately allocates these to suppliers within required service level agreements, in accordance with established policies, SOP's and SWI's, across designated procurement commodities.
  • Ensures compliance to company spend policy.
  • Ensures products/services are in alignment with regional/global requirements.
  • Completes first-line issue resolution by engaging stakeholders and suppliers and escalating to identified groups when necessary. 
  • Manages sourcing process by:
  1. analyzing requisitions
  2. enforcing preferred supplier compliance strategy
  3. sourcing according to commodity-driven supplier list. Assure at least a 30% sourcing rate
  4. obtaining best price, delivery, and terms for non-contracted items.
  5. maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communication.
  • Complete order follow-up tasks including purchase order acknowledgements, order monitoring and close-out, blocked invoice resolution trough AP workflow and non-fulfilled orders.
  • Coordination of catalog information in SRM system
  • Direct shopping carts to frame contracts and catalogs where available.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives.                                                                                                                                              


Experience & skills:

  • Required:
  • Experience in a similar Procurement function of minimum 1 year-1,5 years.
  • Desired:
  • Previous experience in a similar role with proven track record in Transactional Procurement and CI initiatives.
  • (evaluating bids, proven ability to correctly translate and process customer requests)
  • Negotiation experience
  • Experience in multinational working environment desired


Knowledge & Skills:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and second language depending on cluster
  •  Ability to follow procedures and sequential processes.
  •  Critical thinking skills to analyze/ review orders and drive process efficiencies
  •  Team player and strong interpersonal skills
  •  Proven ability to work on own initiative
  •  Diligent – ensure deadlines are met and priorities are balanced accordingly  



Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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