Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, it operates a fleet of 112 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 25 bases, connecting 146 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of over 4,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of more than 34 million passengers in the past 12 months. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company recently received the highest 7-star safety rating by airlineratings.com, a world’s only safety and product rating agency, as well as was named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renown annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.

Purchasing Manager

Location: Budapest
Job Code: 1132




Purchasing Manager


Purpose of the position:

The Purchasing Managers 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


  • College/University master’s degree with 3+ years of work experience
  • Strategic procurement, project management or management consulting background is an advantage
  • Verbal and writing proficiency in English
  • Strong communication skills for negotiation, presentation, interviewing and any written information exchange
  • 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
  • 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
  • Team player with ‘can do’ and ‘hungry for learning’ attitude

If you would like to join the dynamic team of Wizz Air, please apply here and attach your English CV.



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