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(Senior) Strategic Buyer IT

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(Senior) Strategic Buyer IT

Are you an experienced Strategic Buyer, keen to increase scope and responsibility whilst contributing to become fossil free in one generation?

You will join our centralized and international purchasing team operating on Group level. Your focus will be on the strategic procurement of IT software, hardware & cloud solutions across all our main locations in Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Germany and Poland. In your projects you will be an integral (“embedded”) member of the IT Project team, acting as the procurement partner in the IT business.

You will be joining a young team of purchasing experts, aiming for strong business alignment and rapidly growing to achieve our sustainable goals. Your annual spend will be approximately € 50 million. Your main focus is to manage all aspects related to the sourcing of IT Services &  equipment across all our locations in Europe. To achieve this you will:

  • Act as a purchasing Business Partner towards the IT organization;

  • Lead and participate in IT (sourcing) projects;

  • Develop annual sourcing plans based on project plans and budgets

  • Define IT Category strategies with a short, medium and long-term goals;

  • Develop, implement and execute sourcing strategies; including annual category plans and vendor management plans;

  • Continuously engage suppliers to drive performance management, manage & mitigate risks, resolve quality issues and generate market intelligence;

  • Ensure that services and/or products are sourced in accordance with the relevant compliance & approval processes;

  • Ensure new requirements on Security, Sustainability, Health & Safety are anticipated and included in Supplier onboarding and management.

Your profile

Is this you?

To thrive in this role you enjoy working  with colleagues in different countries and on different levels in the organization. You describe yourself  as empathic and an organized team-player. You feel comfortable in sharing your expertise and ideas, as well as being challenged in them. Furthermore you value and apply Vattenfall leadership skills: Connect people, Accelerate learning & Drive innovation in your everyday work. Next to that you bring:

  • A relevant bachelor or master’s degree

  • Experience working as a Buyer and managing large and complex, international IT procurement initiatives.Experience in EU tendering would be beneficial

  • Excellent English skills


For this position you can choose to be based in any of the countries we operate in: Sweden (Solna); The Netherlands (Amsterdam); Germany (Hamburg, Berlin). Occasional travel will be part of the job, between our main locations, but most work is being done virtually.

Additional information

What we offer

We offer a challenging and international work environment and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions (smart working, flexible working hours and a good-work-life balance) and opportunities for personal and professional development.

For more information about the position you are welcome to contact Recruiter Folmer Koper (+31 6 38710915).

Trade Union representatives in Sweden via Vattenfall´s switchboard +46 8 739 50 00.

Michelle von Gyllenpalm (Akademikerna), Juha Siipilehto (SEKO). Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Jens Morell (Unionen)

Please apply by sending your cv in English through our website. Don’t wait with sending in your application, as we aim to start interviewing as soon as we receive matching candidates.

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity helps building a more profitable efficient and attractive company. Therefore, we seek a harmonious balance of employees in terms of gender, age, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Since Vattenfall is part of the Swedish critical infrastructure are many of our positions security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates can be subject to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation

About the company

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20 000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal we are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission. 

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(Senior) Strategic Buyer IT

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