Procurement Manager Nordics

Procurement Manager Nordics


Nouryon is an industry leader within specialty chemicals and we develop our products and processes with a sustainable future in mind. We are always looking for a smarter, safer and more sustainable way to invent, produce and transport our products. To remain successful, we need to stay sharp and continuously improve every part of our business. If you want to take part in our journey towards a world class purchasing organization, this may be the next step in your career.

We are looking for a Non Product Related (NPR) Procurement Manager Nordics to our site in Bohus or Stenungsund. We have recently centralized and functionalized our NPR procurement organization. This means that you will be able to have a large impact on our organization and contribute with ideas that will be listen to.

You will lead a senior procurement team to drive and develop the NPR procurement organization across the region to deliver savings and optimize the total cost of ownership from early investment projects to operational consumption of parts and services. Your team consists of 9 direct reports and 12 indirect reports. Besides the regional scope, you will also hold a business critical role as the global NPR Procurement Business Partner for the Business Unit Pulp and Performance Chemicals and be responsible to align and secure that all business units specific interests are closely captured and incorporated in the NPR procurement activities globally. As NPR Procurement Manager, you will also secure that interests of other business units within the Nordic region are carefully captured and reflected in all strategies and activities within the region.

You will be a member of NPR Procurement Leadership team, and leader of the Regional Procurement Leadership Team. In our organization you will find experienced and proficient colleagues who wants to perform and beat the expectations. But who also wants to share knowledge, best practice and contribute to a helpful atmosphere. Your development is important for us, and you can rely on your manager supporting you in your career from this position and forward.

Main responsibilities
  • Lead procurement team to drive and develop the NPR procurement organization
  • Be the global NPR Procurement Business Partner for the Business Unit Pulp and Performance Chemicals
  • Secure operational procurement support for all sites within the Nordics and together with suppliers and stakeholders develop a stable and high performing supply chain.
  • Implement and lead a new category management organization and secure transparent and efficient supplier management in collaboration with other regions.
  • Develop and deploy a regional sourcing strategy to drive commercial excellence, deploy standardization and implement industry total cost of ownership best practices across the sites in the Nordics.
  • Secure planning and adequate resource allocation for CapEx projects and lead the CapEx sourcing team to secure all procurement deliverables such as cost and contract optimization, on time delivery and implementation.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in relevant discipline
  • 10 years work experience of strategic, project and operational procurement of which 5 with indirect procurement.
  • 3 years' experience of people management ideally in a multinational company
  • Fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset.
  • Regular Travelling expected.

We are looking for an ambitious person who wants to take part in our journey towards a world class purchasing organization. You are persistent and have the ability to influence and inspire others to follow you lead. It's critical that you share our passion for excellence and is motivated by identify challenges and select which improvements that would have the largest impact. We also believe that you need to enjoy being part of a team that shares knowledge, best practice and who supports each other.

Why join us?

Are you passionate about sustainability, innovation, safety, and collaboration? Do you want to grow together with a company that is forward-looking and continuously improving how they work? Our employees have ideas on how to build a sustainable future and the drive and passion to realize them. They believe that building long-term relationships and integrity are keys to success. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. We offer you countless career opportunities. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment.

Additional information

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the NPR Procurement Director and based in Bohus, Sweden.

Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded. We carry out a continuous selection, so don't hesitate to send us your application.

If your profile is a match to the position, we will invite you to a first interview thru phone. If the position is interesting for you after the first interview, and we want to proceed with you, we will invite you to a personal interview. Before this interview you will be asked to perform an ability test and answer a questionnaire for a personal analyze. If your profile does not match this position, we will inform you thru mail as soon as we can and hope that you'll find other interesting positions within Nouryon.

For additional information about the vacancy please contact Valentina Ericson, NPR Procurement Director, +31615104006.

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Matilda Bolin, Talent Resourcing Partner, +46 70 957 71 34.

For unions related questions please call +46 31 58 70 00 and ask for:

Akademikerklubben, Emma Lundin

Unionen, Helene Rosenlund

Ledarna, Ronny Knutsson

If you have any general questions or need assistance please contact:

We look forward to your application!

More about the business

Nouryon has about 10,000 employees and operate in over 80 countries around the world. Over the course of our nearly 400-year journey to become a global specialty chemicals leader, we have built up a wealth of expertise, forged long-term customer partnerships, and earned a place among the best performing companies in our industry in terms of safety, sustainability, and reliability. Our products play an essential role in everyday life for people around the globe.

Do not forget to follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for regular updates of new exciting positions and stories about our achievements.

We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment.

We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.
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Sista ansökningsdag 14 apr (26 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

We are a world leader in specialty chemistry. Industries throughout the world rely on us and our special chemicals for the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products. We have built up a world-class company and created strong partnerships with our customers, based on nearly 400 years of experience and our 10,000 employees' shared commitment and focus on growth, strong financial results, security, sustainability and innovation. We operate in more than 80 countries worldwide and our industry-leading range includes brands such as Eka,
Dissolvine, Trigonox and Berol.