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Senior Sourcing Manager, Services, Indirect Procurement at Scania

02 maj 2024
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Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift to a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society, and the environment. It is an ambitious journey that requires all aspects of procurement activities to match - this is where you come in. You will lead further development of the strategically important category of Services at Scania together with other colleagues in Traton Group (includes Scania, MAN, Navistar, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus).

Are you an experienced strategic procurement professional who is ready to lead the development of sourcing strategies that help shape the future of transport? Join Scania to drive the shift!

Services is one of Scania’s most dynamic areas, that includes the following main categories:
  • Contingent Workforce & Consultancy Services
  • Engineering & Testing Services
  • Marketing & Communication Services
  • Professional Services
As a part of the larger Indirect Procurement team at Scania you will challenge current status quo and find new innovative solutions in close collaboration with our key suppliers and internal stakeholders. Cross-functional collaboration is an important part of what we do so you’ll gain exposure to functions across Scania and companies within the whole Traton Group.

About this role
As a Senior Sourcing Manager at Scania, you’ll be instrumental in developing and implementing strategies that promote right balance between our procurement value drivers - technology, quality, delivery, cost and sustainability. Your work will include both strategic and practical aspects, from negotiation and driving improvements in your segment to defining the global strategy in alignment with colleagues in other companies within Traton and Volkswagen Group. You’ll play a central role in building and maintaining long-term relationships with our suppliers and optimising the procurement process - all together with colleagues who value collaboration and great team spirit!

While some of the responsibilities can vary based on the scope of current procurement activities, here is the list of typical tasks for this role:
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key suppliers, continuously evaluate and assess potential risks connected to supplier performance and drive improvement projects with specific focus on sustainability.
  • Acquire and utilise category specific market information to spearhead innovation and facilitate further development.
  • Lead Strategic Category Management work and align category strategies within Traton and Volkswagen Group.
  • Contribute to the development of sustainability strategies in close cooperation with internal stakeholders.
  • Drive sourcing activities, lead negotiations, present business cases in front of the decision boards.
  • Lead work in collaboration with legal department to further develop contract templates and frameworks.
  • Take an active role in ensuring that procurement activities are carried out in alignment with important cross functional stakeholders within Volkswagen Group
  • Proactively initiate and drive improvement projects in connection to routines and standard operation processes
  • Act as a role model in terms of purchasing ways of working and Scania core values (Customer first, Respect, Team spirit, Responsibility, Elimination of waste)
  • Use your broader expertise and competence to guide and support colleagues within the group and commodity and indirectly give leverage to the entire groups’ and commodities’ output.
The team
Our multicultural team consists of 10 procurement professionals with a great mix of backgrounds, experiences and competencies. We enjoy solving problems together and always strive to find the best solutions for Scania. We feel motivated by delivering on and beyond our commitments and want to be seen as a reliable partner, while daring to try new approaches. We strive for a climate where opinions and knowledge are openly shared within the team and learning is continuous.

Your experience
We are looking for an experienced Senior Sourcing Manager and true procurement expert, who:
  • Is driven by complex projects and enjoys international collaboration
  • Has 10+ years of procurement experience on a strategic level
  • Has experience of working with supplier governance models in large organization.
  • Has profound experience in navigating complex stakeholder landscapes and delivering procurement projects withing the agreed terms
  • Has relevant higher education and good analytical skills
  • Is experienced in working in a structured way, taking data-driven decisions and building solid business cases for the key stakeholders involved in projects
It is meritorious to have:
  • Previous management consulting experience
  • Experience from procuring and implementing a Contingent Workforce Program supported by both a VMS and operated by an MSP
  • Track record of implementation of larger transformational projects
What do you get in return?
You will have the chance to impact the way Scania works with its services. Joining at the beginning of a large transformation that is driven by the transition of Scania from a traditional truck manufacturer to a provider of complete sustainable transport solutions. Services play a critical strategic role in this emerging ecosystem of solutions.

Scania offers:
  • Opportunity to be part of a company known for safety and stability with a 130-year track record of innovation
  • Clear development paths and career opportunities within Scania, including leadership opportunities
  • Benefits such as flexible working hours, annual performance bonuses, wellness contributions, opportunity to lease a car, and earning extra time for each week you work, redeemable as additional annual leave, a cash payment or an extra premium to your pension
  • Free onsite parking, close proximity to train station, and if you live in Stockholm, we also offer a direct bus service between Stockholm and Södertälje with Scania Jobexpress
Are you ready to take the next step in your career and become a central part of team at Scania Indirect Procurement? We look forward to receiving your application. Feel free to contact Richard Petersson on +46 70 968 73 34 or 010 332 29 20 with any questions regarding this role. Invest in your future, join one of the leading manufacturers of heavy vehicles and drive the shift to a sustainable transport system of the future.

ValueOne are specialists in supply chain management, purchasing and logistics. We offer our customers services in three business areas: interim logistics and procurement consultants, recruitment of buyers and logisticians, as well as development of our customers’ supply chain operations in terms of strategies, models, methods, processes, structure, and competence.
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