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AAK is looking for an MRO Buyer to the Purchasing Department.

About the position
For our Nordic Procurement Team we are now looking for our next colleague to join as a MRO buyer to cover AAK:s two biggest production sites in Karlshamn and Aarhus but also the AAK site in Dalby.
We are a dedicated team working with high involvement and quick response time. We deliver cost effective solutions to ensure a best in practice procure to pay procedures for AAK. The Nordic Procurement Team is also closely a part of the Regional European Procurement Team.
As MRO Buyer you will manage a number of different suppliers for various MRO categories.

Preferably you are based in Karlshamn but also Aarhus can be discussed. The MRO buyer reports to the Purchasing Manager of the Nordics, with a strong "dotted line" to the Category Manager MRO Nordic.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities
In the role as MRO Buyer you will develop and maintain vendor relationships to achieve better cost management (TCO) and quality services and materials.

You will work in various cross-functional local and regional teams and projects to attain strategic and/or category objectives and also building and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders, maximizing the category visibility and with a special focus on TCO. Your areas of expertise cover negotiate agreements with suppliers on different services and materials. The role includes travel approximately 20-30 days per annul, primarily within the Nordics.

Who are you?
To be successful in your role you hold a relevant university degree in supply chain, purchasing or a related discipline. We believe that you have several years of commercial experience and knowledge from MRO buying. If you also have experience in sustainability buying, is it meritorious.

You have great communication skills – verbally as well in writing. We are an international company, therefore fluency in English is a prerequisite.

You appreciate the challenges of ensuring effective communication with the business and managing the supply base to support the agendas of the various businesses. In your role it is important to have strong customer focus and appreciate building long-term relations.

To be successful you need to be pro-active and highly motivated to deliver cost savings. You have a structured way of working and interacting with different stakeholders as well as your colleagues. Although you enjoy working independently with achieving set objectives you also appreciate committed teamwork to reach team objectives. You will be working both locally and regionally and must therefore also have an international mindset.

Other type of functional knowledge and skills required is:
  • A broad experience in competitive market sourcing
  • An understanding of supplier market interrelations and implication.
  • Service minded, understanding the underlying internal stakeholder's requirements
  • Experienced/Interested in negotiations
  • Thriving in a hectic environment that requires independence and self-confidence and at the same time understand the importance of Teamwork and communication
  • A strong sense of balancing and prioritizing information
  • Communicating in a clear and concise manner
  • A 'Do'er' with high energy levels who thrives in challenging situations where execution is king

Contacts and application
For further information about the position, please contact Sourcing & Trading Director Henrik Vingaard on phone: +46 723 815 372 or henrik.vingaard@aak.com

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Business Partner Marie Sundström on phone +46 733 984 827 or marie.sundstrom@aak.com.

Please submit your application with relevant enclosures. We recommend you apply soonest possible, as applications are evaluated continuously, but not later than March 31 2023.

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.

AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.
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Henrik Vingaard
Typ av anställning
Sista ansökningsdag
31 mars 2023 (1 dag kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

Everything we do is about Making Better Happen™.

AAK specializes in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume. We make these products better tasting, healthier, and more sustainable. We enhance their sensory experience – by giving the silkier mouthfeel in premium chocolate, the juicier texture in a plant-based burger, and the puffier appearance in a lower-fat pastry. We can also optimize their production by substituting existing ingredients with plant-based equivalents that give better efficiency. AAK's value-adding solutions enable our customers to be successful in a better way.

At the heart of AAK's offer is Customer Co-Development, combining our desire to understand what better means for each customer, with the unique flexibility of our production assets, and a deep knowledge of many products and industries, including Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Plant-based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice and Personal Care. Our 4,000 employees support our close collaboration with customers through 25 regional sales offices, 15 dedicated Customer Innovation Centers, and with the support of more than 20 production facilities.

Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen™ for more than 150 years.

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