Smiths Medical is a leading global provider of medical devices for the hospital, emergency, home and specialist environments. Our products are used during critical and intensive care, surgery, post-operative care during recovery, and in a series of high-end home infusion therapies.

Smiths Medical employs some 7,500 people, with manufacturing concentrated in the US, the UK, Mexico and Italy. Most territories are serviced through wholly-owned local sales and distribution companies.

As part of Smiths Group plc, a FTSE 100 UK based company, Smiths Medical is well positioned to invest in continuous improvement, technological innovation and customer service.

Sourcing/Category Manager Smiths Medical Hranice

Duties and responsibilities:

To provide Indirect order placement and management, negotiate low to medium value agreements with indirect suppliers, and manage indirect categories as assigned.

Raises indirect orders into iProcurement for assigned business unit / sites. Verifies correct and sufficient data received on Requisition to enable correct Purchase Order to be raised.

May support as needed other functional areas and suppliers with the timely resolution of purchase order and invoice queries. May maintain orders and ensure credits are obtained where necessary, and out of date purchase orders are updated or closed.

Develop and maintain a qualified supply base while understanding technology trends and market influences. Maintains overall business ownership of specific categories to include managing, facilitating, and monitoring communications with suppliers and Smiths Medical employees.

Responsible for developing and integrating long-term procurement strategies for low to medium complexity indirect materials and services in collaboration with key internal customers. Responsible for contributing to multifunctional teams, as well as working independently to identify requirements, negotiate terms, and finalize agreements for assigned indirect commodities. Market knowledge may sometimes be required to achieve results in this role.

Develop and deploy cost reduction/profit improvement plans with suppliers that directly impact yearly economic performance to achieve business goals


University Degree preferred

5+ years of buyer experience required, f.e. in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering desired.

English fluent, Czech language is a big plus

Must be proficient in working with computer applications such as Excel and Word and should preferably have experience with data administration and Oracle or similar MRP systems

Cost management practices with history of performance against targets desired

Demonstrated knowledge of procurement strategy and market drivers

Necessary skills:
Strategic industry management
Category management
Project management
Relationship management
Negotiation skills
Financial acumen
Analytical skills
Aptitude for technology
Results focused

In case of your interest, please send us your CV in English and Czech version.

Information about the vacancy

Job location

Olomoucká 306, 753 01  Hranice-Hranice I-Město, Czech Republic

Employment type

Full-time work

Type of employment

Employment contract

Duration of employment



Bonuses, cell phone, notebook, contributions to the pension / life insurance, flexible start/end of working hours, transport allowance, meal tickets / catering allowance, holidays 5 weeks, educational courses, training, company catering, contribution to sport / culture / leisure, occasional work from home, corporate events, individual schedules of working hours, opportunity to work up hours, foreign business trips, international conferences

Required education


Required languages

English (advanced), Czech (intermediate)

Posted by

Smiths Medical



Smiths Medical
Pavlína Neubauerová
Olomoucká 306
753 01  Hranice-Hranice I-Město
Česká republika
Phone: 00420730580122