Sourcing Unit Manager for Scandinavia

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Sourcing Unit Manager for Scandinavia

Do you want to work in a major global organization that is a market leader in its industry? Are you ready for next step in your career? KONE is now looking for a Sourcing Unit Manager for Scandinavia with location at KONE headquarter in Kista, Stockholm. As Sourcing Unit manager for Scandinavia, you will lead and coach the team of Sourcing Specialists to reach the Sourcing Units targets and objectives. You will be accountable for all the sourcing related activities in the unit including ensuring timely, quality and cost competitive supply. This is an amazing opportunity to take the sourcing unit to the next level, and with a strategic as well as tactical approach impact our way forward.

Knowledge, Education and Experience

To succeed in this role you should have:

• B.Sc. or M.Sc. in relevant academic field
• Minimum 7 years of experience in sourcing, supply chain management, preferably from a technical matrix organization. Related category experience is an asset.
• Analytical and strategic thinking, change management skills
• Strong negotiation skills, understanding strategic sourcing process is an asset
• Capability to work effectively and drive change in a matrix environment with our business and cross-functional teams.
• A team player attitude and strong performance under pressure
• Proven leadership- and interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage projects independently and work with other business functions
• Clear communication skills, fluent in both Scandinavian and English language.
• Willingness to travel

As Sourcing Unit Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating and supervising sourcing activities in the local unit in close collaboration and alignment with local business operations and Sourcing Category Managers. This includes driving the implementation of global and area-based sourcing projects in the local units as well as local supplier selection, negotiation and management. You represent Sourcing towards Scandinavia business stakeholder and coach other unit functions with smart spend optimization.

The role includes responsibility for regular reporting of sourcing unit KPI´s and for local unit supplier relationship management. You will ensure compliance and adherence to KONE sourcing policies & procedures, quality, safety and environmental standards.

As a leader you are experienced and visionary with the ability to communicate with confidence and clarity. A leader who identifies and breaks down barriers to open communication. You encourage team members to share and implement their ideas and understand the value of cooperation between functions. For you it is important to keep yourself up to date on current developments in the industry and to always seek opportunities for improvement.

We offer

At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual.  Employee engagement is a key focus area for us, and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.

How to apply

Welcome to register your application in the form of a resume and a personal cover letter before the
15th of January 2021. Selection may take place on a regular basis and the role may be appointed before the closing date. If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Consultants at JUREK, Ylva Ottosson at ylva.ottosson@jurek.se 0046 733 914108 or Cecilia Hasslev Billing at cecilia.hasslev.billing@jurek.se 0046 733 414198. Please notice we do not accept applications via email.

About KONE

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization, which add value to the life cycle of any building.
Through more effective People Flow®, we make people´s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Together with our partners and customers around the world, we help cities to become better places to live in. In 2019, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 10 billion and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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