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Strategic & Sustainable Purchaser "Direct Procurement & Resale" (all genders)

From 20 to 38.5 hours

Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference?  Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise: you are in for a special ride!


The location of the role is in: Vienna or Leoben


About the job

You can actively shape sustainability processes in the purchasing world and contribute to global improvement. With your work you directly reduce the CO2 emissions of RHI Magnesita. In this role, you will be a buyer with primary responsibility for various commodity groups in the resale area, working closely with internal stakeholders (SCM, QA, R&D). In addition, you will contribute to the development of a sustainable purchasing strategy as part of a global project team.


In addition, your tasks will include

  • Tendering as well as conducting negotiations and supplier talks
  • Market studies, identification of trends and opportunities in the procurement markets
  • Contract management and preparation of purchase orders and contracts
  • Supporting the entire regional purchasing team in identifying and implementing sustainability initiatives


About You

You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita.

In addition you have:

  • Strong interest in topics such as sustainability, environmental and energy management
  • Results orientation, coupled with a drive for continuous improvement
  • Proactive, self-reliant and structured way of working
  • Very good MS Office skills; SAP (Ariba) and Microsoft BI experience desirable
  • Affinity for digital tools


What we expect from you in terms of

Education & Skills

A university degree in business administration, finance, risk management or similar

Very good MS Office skills; SAP (Ariba) and Microsoft BI experience desirable

Affinity for digital tools



English – Proficient/Fluent

German – Proficient/Fluent

Any other language is considered as an asset


Work Experience

A few years of relevant working experience (ideally in an industrial company)

Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance.


We offer

  • Attractive remuneration packages including global bonus programme
  • Local benefits such as public transport annual pass (Wiener Linien)
  • RHI Magnesite Café on site and daily meal allowance for numerous eateries (Europlaza)
  • A variety of health offers (sponsoring of sports events etc.)
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office (depending on the position) incl. allowance


The potential annual gross salary for this position is € 45.000,00 on a full-time basis. We value your education, skills and experience and will make sure these are reflected accordingly in your final set salary.


Sounds like you?

Please apply online – we are looking forward to your application. Please make sure to submit your application documents in English. Due to data privacy reasons applications via e-mail or through external agencies cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position, please contact us at:                                                                      

At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.


About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engages, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.


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