Sourcing Specialist /Purchasing Specialist


Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Budapest, HU, H-1103

Company: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.





Wizz Air is the fastest growing and greenest European low-cost airline, operating a fleet of 134 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40 million passengers in the financial year F20 ending 31 March 2020. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, recognizing individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service.


JOB TITLE: Purchasing Specialist 

BASE: BUD - Office  





Purpose of the position

The Purchasing Specialists work on full range of indirect procurement and service contract management related projects associated with the operation of airline, while reporting to the Head of Purchasing of Wizz Air Group. The primary focus of the role is strategic project management and service provider negotiations.

The successful candidate will support and ensure that all procurement processes are carried out according to the company’s purchasing policy. Important part of the role is managing all stages of competitive provider selection processes (Tenders). These stages include internal need assessments, Request for Proposal formulations, project management, financial assessment and risk analysis, provider selection, contract negotiation and decision paper preparation for the senior management or Board of Directors. Managing the company’s contract inventory and filing systems are also part of the responsibilities, in order to ensure the updated and accurate contract handling of the Company.



  • Specific job tasks include, but are not limited to some set of the following activities:
  • Leading  interdepartmental alignment meetings and interviews for need assessment
  • Creating tender and evaluation documentations (RfP, RfI, etc.)
  • Conducting market research on and identifying potential providers
  • Handling queries and questions of providers
  • Engaging in extensive negotiations with providers
  • Project managing multiple procurement projects in parallel at different size and complexity
  • Compiling financial calculation and building Excel models for proposal evaluation
  • Preparing end product and deliverable (presentation, executive summary materials, etc.) for senior management decision making
  • Leading the service contracting process in cooperation with other departments
  • Securing the compliance with internal approval procedures 
  • Handling executed contracts and ensuring the Company’s contract inventory being up-to-date
  • Supporting the creation and change of internal procedures and automation tools



  • Team player with ‘can do’ and ‘hungry for learning’ attitude
  • College or University Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Strategic procurement, project management or management consulting background is an advantage
  • Fluent English knowledge (both spoken and written)
  • Strong communication skills for negotiation, presentation, interviewing and any written information exchange
  • Strong interpersonal skill to be able to efficiently communicate, built relationships and cooperation and this way drive the projects forward
  • Analytical skills for proposal evaluation and Total-Cost-of-Ownership calculation and modelling
  • Structured, critical and practical thinking in order to break down or build processes and think “outside of the box”
  • Experience in negotiations tactics and business deal structuring is an advantage
  • Experience in the procurement and use of enterprise systems connected to purchasing activities is an advantage
  • Experience in change management connected to purchasing systems and processes is an advantage
  • Experience in working and coordinating with the organization during change management processes is an advantage
  • Strong project/process management skills and mind-set
  • Attention to details at deliverables, daily routines and complex task management
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities and under time pressure with accuracy and efficiency
  • Flexibility in adapting to changes in the environment, expectations and priorities
  • Good MS Office knowledge (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) is a must
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP Ariba
  • SAP Ariba supply chain solutions knowledge is preferred
  • Availability for occasional international travel


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