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Procurement Category Manager

18 juni 2024
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ValueOne is looking for a Procurement Category Manager with experience from strategic sourcing and category management for a consultant assignment at a company in Solna, north of Stockholm. The assignment starts in early August and lasts for six months with possibilities for extension.

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 the development of our customers’ supply chain operations in terms of strategies, models, methods, processes, structure, and competence.

We can offer a variety of assignments at all levels within Supply Chain Management. As a consultant at ValueOne, you are part of a professional and enterprising team consisting of the leading consultants in purchasing and logistics. If you choose to join our team, you are offered:
  • A market salary, which you can influence yourself.
  • Occupational pension.
  • Health and care insurance.
  • Health care allowance.
  • Personal coaching and career advice.
  • Network meetings with competent colleagues and Supply Chain professionals through recurring events and lectures.
  • Competence development through world-leading individually tailored education and courses in Supply Chain thanks to our partnership with CIPS (www.cips.org).
The role
We are currently seeking a Procurement Category Manager who will be responsible for developing and executing the procurement and category strategy for critical categories. This role will also be responsible for executing direct and indirect purchasing activities, either independently or by leading a team of buyers, and negotiating contracts with suppliers within the commodity area.

Main tasks:
  • Be accountable for creating and implementing the Category Strategy. Set long-term development goals, follow up, and report progress.
  • Lead and drive procurement projects (RFI/RFP/RFQ).
  • Lead supplier evaluation, selection, and phase-in/phase-out processes.
  • Monitor supplier capacity and delivery performance.
  • Manage direct and indirect procurement activities, aiming to reduce total costs and ensure supply continuity.
  • Maintain pricing and standard costing for products in the category.
  • Monitor and forecast internal demand and external market trends.
  • Manage supplier accounts, including contracts, key negotiations, performance management, and escalation handling.
  • Develop professional relationships with key suppliers through executive meetings and defined business metrics.
  • Direct new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements.
Experience and Competencies
To be relevant for the assignment as Procurement Category Manager you need to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in sourcing and supply chain. The role also requires at least five years of experience in a similar role within strategic sourcing and category management. Fluency in English, both verbal and written, is essential. Swedish is meritorious. We prefer you to have experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or diagnostics industry as well as knowledge in OEM chemicals and reagents (or packaging and plastics).

You are an expert in sourcing and supply chain management with excellent tendering and negotiation skills. You have experience in leading cross-functional teams and is proficient in communicating complex concepts and negotiating different viewpoints. Also, knowledge of contractual terms and conditions in Europe is beneficial as well as ability to read and interpret product BOMs.

Good IT skills is an asset, especially proficiency in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and SAP. As a person you are a self-starter with critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities under pressure. We also place great value on strong stakeholder management skills.

We look forward to receiving your application. Feel free to contact Lotta Muth at +46 73 388 66 07 or 010 332 29 20 with any questions regarding the listed position. Please note that to apply for this position you need to be an EU citizen or have a valid Swedish working permit.
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