Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS) is a global supplier of advanced, productivity-enhancing products and solutions for metal cutting. Our focus is to increase our customers’ business by providing products, services and applications know-how. And by attracting the right people, we strengthen our position as a market leader.
We have organized a Category Management model for our Direct Purchasing function within SMS and are now looking for a Global Category Manager to manage the category of Strategic Raw Materials. You area dynamic force behind the continual development of our model, and we offer you the opportunity to work with passionate colleagues in a truly global environment. The location for this position is flexible, but preferably close to one of SMS operations.
Job Summary
As a Global Category Manager you are responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the strategic business plan and supplier base for your category, for the short and long term, where the aim is to be clear in both its objectives and activities. You lead the improvement work with support from your category team and in co-operation with our main stakeholders. You apply relevant tools from the Structure Approach to the Strategic Purchasing (SASP) process and its development, and you maintain the Supply Positioning and Customer Preferencing models for the category, in order to build the market management matrix. Ensuring correct usage of the Sandvik Category connected to Sandvik Spend and enabling a high-quality understanding of the spend is part of your responsibility, as is securing appropriate agreements for the category. You actively engage in communication with users and stakeholders, such as Product Management organizations, Supply Chain Planning and other key positions within SMS and the Product Areas.
Frequent travel is a natural part of this position.
Your profile
We are looking for someone with a degree in Technology or Business and five years’ experience in a commercial leadership role, as well as a genuine interest in, and experience of, supply chain set-ups. Experience from purchasing and procurement is advantageous, as is having well-developed negotiation skills from international environments, combined with broad technical knowledge. As we interact worldwide, your communication skills in English are excellent, both in writing and speaking, while skills in a second language, such as German, are beneficial.
We are sincerely interested in your personal qualities, which are characterized by a strong ability to lead, inspire and coordinate multifunctional and international teams. Holding a strategic mind-set and a high degree of integrity, you have an outstanding capability to reach results and you understand the importance of setting ambitious targets, delivering on promises and following up on your performance. You are innovative and you embrace working in a constantly changing environment; assets that make you rethink old assumptions and sell and encourage new concepts or ideas, both internally and externally. Additionally, you use your excellent communication skills to build and maintain trust within your networks.
We are a company with an open-minded culture, actively working to create a workplace that is characterized by diversity and inclusion.
Contact information
For further information about this position, please contact:
Roger Westlund, recruiting manager, +46 (0)26 266 791 / +46 (0)70 297 45 81
Union contacts - Sweden
Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 04 82
Anders Nilsson, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 266 603
Send your application no later than 12 August 2016. Read more about Sandvik and apply at www.sandvik.se/career, Job ID: 345658.
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)20 261 444.
Recruitment Specialist
Michael Ings
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2015, the Group had about 46,000 employees and sales of about 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries.
Deadline: 12 Aug
Job-ID: 345658