We are an American company providing every kind of administrative and financial service for our European branches.
We have been in Brno since 2011 and we quickly grew from the original staff of 30 employees to 300+. The corporate world and its anonymity are not for us, as we want to know the names and faces of the people around us, and that has worked well for us.
We work in an international environment and we are a diverse group of people, languages and experiences.

Sourcing Manager (sourcing in SRB, RO, HU & BG)

Employment location:

  • Czechia, Slovakia or Poland

Sourcing countries:

  • Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria

The Sourcing Manager is a key role in support of strategic sourcing initiatives, responsible for developing and driving sourcing projects to achieve savings goals. Develops new suppliers in the region and improves results with existing suppliers to better performance and reduce costs. Negotiates key terms with suppliers. Provides hands-on technical support to qualify parts, working with international plant teams to verify functionality and integration into existing manufacturing processes. Communicates in a timely and effective manner with internal customers regarding key initiatives. This role reports to Vice President, Direct Materials Global Sourcing


  • Identify, drive and manage projects to reduce costs of supplied materials and achieve savings goals.
  • Continuously look for new savings opportunities through analysis of data (spend, purchase price variance, etc.) and hands-on reviews.
  • Create and maintain project decks to effectively manage projects. Lead regular meetings with cross-functional team to review project deck and drive projects to timely completion.
  • Identify and develop new suppliers and improves the value-added level of existing suppliers in support of savings initiatives.
  • Manage supplier relationships, implement supplier management principles in supply base, and improve supplier performance.
  • Lead and support Request for Proposal (RFP) process with all stakeholders.
  • Work with suppliers and internal team members to evaluate samples and qualify new parts:

A) Verify inspection results, using a hands-on approach, to ensure parts are 100% conforming to drawings and specifications.

B) Resolve any issues with technical communication.

C) Ensure all required first article inspection documents are reviewed and approved by the Ingersoll Rand plant prior to shipment.

  • Visit suppliers frequently to monitor progress and drive them to ensure on-time, high-quality completion of new samples and production parts.
  • Negotiate key items with suppliers including pricing, payment terms, lead time, and inventory programs.
  • Record and track information as required for timely and accurate measure of performance regarding sourcing activities and savings.
  • Work with suppliers to address significant and/or systemic issues with performance (quality, delivery, cost, etc.).
  • Ensure suppliers conform to all Ingersoll Rand requirements including Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • As the number of parts sourced and suppliers in region grows, effectively lead and manage additional Sourcing team members.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned and participate in special projects as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Supply Chain, Engineering or a related technical field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in sourcing/supply chain in a manufacturing environment required
  • Experience with establishing an Eastern Europe-based supply chain for global customers is strongly desired. Targeted countries include Serbia, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word, is required. Proficiency in using Excel at an advanced level (use financial and logical functions; work with multiple worksheets and workbooks; edit and use macros/ import and export information) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling software and Oracle or SAP is strongly preferred.
  • Evidence of skills & attributes including effective listening, gathering complete information, ensuring accuracy, problem-solving, negotiating, researching discrepancies, and handling conflict is critical. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meet compressed deadlines, and handle frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy, and using it to drive decisions as well as present results and business cases to management
  • Native regional language (Serbian, Hungarian, Romanian, Czech, etc.), along with fluent English language skills, both written and verbal. Fluent second regional language preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, demonstrated effective leadership and influencing skills and practices.
  • Strong bias for action and results orientation.
  • Ability and willingness to respond quickly and appropriately in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment and the flexibility to withstand challenging situations.
  • Understands functions of and manufacturing processes behind common industrial components including castings, machinings, gears, fabrications, motors, and sheet metal. Able to evaluate the capabilities of suppliers of these goods.
  • Experience with mechanical assemblies and dimensional tolerancing in relation to basic mechanical component function.
  • Exposure to measurement equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to understand and interact with diverse groups and cultures.
  • Frequent travel to suppliers and limited travel to international company locations is required.


  • Motivating salary and annual bonuses
  • Equity grant (company shares)
  • Meal vouchers
  • Flexipass vouchers 500 CZK or Multisport Card for free
  • 5 weeks of holiday, sick days, volunteering day
  • Celebrate your birthday (day off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility of Home Office
  • Contribution to language/professional courses 5000 CZK
  • Contribution to pension and life insurance
  • Mobile service employee program
  • Pleasant and modern working environment close to the city center
  • Refreshment at the workplace for free

Informace o pozici

Gardner Denver CZ + SK, s.r.o.
Veveří 3163/111, Brno – Žabovřesky
Required education: University
Required languages: English (Advanced)
Benefits: Bonuses, Cell phone, Notebook, Contributions to the pension / life insurance, Flexible start/end of working hours, Meal tickets / catering allowance, Holidays 5 weeks, Educational courses, training, Refreshments on workplace, Contribution to sport / culture / leisure, Education allowance, Sick days, Occasional work from home, Corporate events, Work mostly from home, Foreign business trips
Listed in: Transport, logistics and supply, Purchase, Manufacturing and industry, Purchaser, Supply Chain Specialist
Employment form
Employment form: Full-time work
Contract duration
Contract duration: Limited (temporary)
Employment contract
Employment contract: employment contract
Employer type: Employer