Senior Category Manager Indirect Material for assignment in Gothenburg

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Senior Category Manager Indirect Material for assignment in Gothenburg

ValueOne AB 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.

We are looking for a Senior Category Manager who will be responsible for Indirect material for an assignment lasting for 3-6 months. The assignment is placed in Gothenburg starting as soon as possible.

The role

As Category Manager you will be responsible for purchasing of indirect material. You will be part of the Nordic Procurement organization and drive the development and implementation of strategies for category management and provide flexible, responsive, and innovative sourcing support to the business. You will also act as lead negotiator.

Main tasks:

  • Develop strategies, build consensus and execute sourcing strategies for a broad set of indirect categories
  • Work in close collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
  • Act as primary commercial contact towards the suppliers
  • Develop supplier relationships and supplier performance
  • Support the Purchasing Director in establish category procurement strategy and drive the implementation of it
  • Manage internal and external key stake holders
  • Act as lead negotiator, focusing on commercial terms and conditions
  • Work with annual spend and savings forecasts
  • See to that the evaluation and qualification of suppliers is performed and maintained
  • Actively contribute to the enhancement of procurement processes and best practices

Experience and competencies

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience in strategic purchasing preferably within category management. A university in a relevant field is required as well as fluency in English and Swedish.

The person we are looking for have good negotiation and communication skills. You have an analytical and strategic mindset and well-developed stakeholder management skills. You are an excellent negotiator and strong relationship builder.


We look forward to receiving your application. Please apply through our webpage at: https://valueone.se/aktuella-jobb/ as soon as possible, but not later than 31st January 2020. Feel free to contact Olof Widmark at +46 70-7868 099 with any questions regarding the listed position.

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Senior Category Manager Indirect Material for assignment in Gothenburg

ValueOne AB