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Procurement Category Manager CAPEX, Arla - Stockholm, Sweden/Leeds, UK

12 februari 2024
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Can you combine a solid commercial understanding with a keen technical interest and are you looking for a job where you have international responsibility and high impact?

If so, this is your opportunity to join Arla's Procurement team and be part of an exciting transformation journey and create value for our dairies globally. Your preferred job location will be our office in Stockholm and will report to our Procurement Senior Manager. The location could also be in United Kingdom for the right candidate.

"You will join a global team spread across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Poland, Bahrain, Riyadh and Hong Kong. Here, you will be part of the Procurement team responsible for sourcing Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) projects for Arla's ~60 production sites. We are today a team of five professionals and are looking forward to welcome our new colleague.Our team buys a broad range of investments for Arla globally which could be everything from a new milk filling line to a complete building and we are currently in a growth period with exciting investments ahead of us" says Tevfik Ektas as the hiring manager.

How you will make an impact

As our new Procurement Category Manager, you will be working closely together with global procurement colleagues, technical colleagues, project management teams and business stakeholders to;
  • Be responsible for challenging, developing and optimising Arla's global Engineering Service Providers category and your main task will be creating strategic plans and activities to improve the quality and total cost within your field. This will be done together with colleagues in Procurement and key stakeholders across the business.
You will negotiate commercial agreements, actively develop existing and future suppliers in keeping with Arla's high standards and technology direction. You will work closely with purchasing colleagues throughout the Arla group and be a strategic partner to our Engineering & Technology department at Arla as well as senior stakeholders within our supply chain organization.
  • Develop and launch RFQs / RFPs (request for quotation/proposal) for CAPEX projects to select suppliers in targeted categories and countries. Typical deliverables are:
  • Analyzing the proposals and make recommendations to key internal stakeholders
  • Negotiating the quality, time and cost of solutions as well as other commercial terms and conditions
  • Drafting project contracts, lead contract ratification activities, assuring interaction with supplier and Legal teams.
  • Applying your procurement skills and commercial insights on strategic, tactical and operational levels, along with supporting the business on ad hoc tasks.
As this role involves close collaboration with various production sites, stakeholders and suppliers, approximately 20 days of travel per year is to be expected.

What will make you successful
Your background covers minimum 5 years' of strategic procurement experience supplemented by a relevant degree within for instance engineering. You have a solid understanding of the complexity of driving large projects, which you may have acquired from working with procurement or another relevant field, preferably in the dairy, building/construction industry or similar. You have well-versed stakeholder management skills and know how to develop strong relations with people across cultural borders and with various backgrounds. This includes applying a sound business understanding, an open mindset, strong collaboration skills and the ability to adapt your communication directly to all levels of the organization.

Personally, you see yourself as an outgoing, independently working change agent with a strong drive and win-win approach. You are motivated by achieving your goals both independently and in close collaboration with others. You are a team player who thrives in a dynamic, international work environment with many stakeholders and are perceived as a role model on both behavior and work competencies as well as a trouble shooter by colleagues. Lastly, you are fluent in written and spoken English as the role involves in a large international network.

What do we offer?

We are committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you will join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favorite brands in a way that makes things better for our customers, the farmers who own us and the whole world.

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Would you like to join us?
Please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is found. For additional information, please contact Procurement Senior Manager Tevfik Ektas at tevfik.ektas@arlafoods.com .

We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planetand it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?

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