For the Competence Center based in Ostrava and operating worldwide we are currently looking for candidates for the following position:

Advanced Purchaser

Job description:

  • Responsibility as purchaser in global project teams, close interdisciplinary cooperation with R&D, Supplier Quality Management, Logistics, Project Management.
  • Calculation of material costs for new business acquisition activities.
  • Responsibility for material costs target achievement and initiation of Design-to-Cost Measures by involving suppliers early during the product development process.
  • Execution of RfQs, quotation analysis and negotiation with strategic suppliers on a global level.


  • University degree (Business/Economic/Engineering).
  • Fluent English.
  • Experience in automotive industry.
  • Highly motivated person with good communication skills.
  • Proactive approach, analytical and technical thinking, focus on detail.
  • Intercultural sensitivity, able to work with different nationalities (China, USA, Germany, France ...).
  • Ability to travel for business trips, driver's licence required.

We offer:

  • Background and know - how of strong international company.
  • Access to the latest technologies.
  • Opportunitiy to grow and develop your career.
  • Appropriate compensation and wide range of employee benefits (eg. yearly target bonus, 5 weeks of vacation, mobility contribution, flexible working hours, home office, company canteen - lunch contribution, etc.)

If you are interested in the position, please send us your CV with a cover letter in Czech and English.

Who are we?

The Competence Center for sensors and actuators (BU S&A) was founded in 2008 in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm. Since April 2014 it has moved to its new premises in Ostrava. It is now one of the largest development locations of Continental AG operating worldwide. Our major customers include leading manufacturers of cars and trucks, such as Daimler, GM, Audi, Scania, MAN, Cummins, and others.

Due to continual expansion of our research and development activities, particulary sensors, we are looking for experienced as well as young professionals with technical skills and qualification who wish to enhance their expertise and would enjoy working in R&D. There are many job opportunities at our the Competence Center for project managers, development and systems engineers, mechanical engineers, process engineers, quality engineers, HW and SW developers, test engineers, and laboratory technicians.


Continental Automotive Czech Republic s.r.o.
Veronika Tkáčová
Na Rovince 879
720 00  Ostrava-Hrabová
Česká republika
Phone: 800 100 618

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