Category Manager

    • Category: Other
    • Location: Alingsas, SE

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    In the role of Category Manager at NKT in Alingsås, you will be a prominent participant in developing areas of improvement regarding Supply Chain- and Sourcing Strategies. You will work hands-on with our supplier base and be responsible for contractually ensuring that NKT´s suppliers enables continuous, predictable supply regarding reliability, cost-efficiency, quality, and lead times for assigned assortment. These responsibilities also entail continuously evaluating and revising our suppliers by setting and tracking KPIs. NKT’s direct material spend is primarily metals, plastics, silicones and oils.
    Further key tasks are:

    • Manage your category, qualify new suppliers, manage contracts, manage supplier life cycle 
    • Ensure supplier capacities – short and long term
    • Represent Supply Chain in phase-in and phase-out of new products and their corresponding sourced components
    • Work closely with buyers to ensure that NKT acts as one unit to meet the common KPI´s.
    • Set-up and upkeep supplier contracts and prices in SAP – monitor and resolve price differences
    • Create, monitor and execute incentives and/or breach of contracts 

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    To succeed and thrive in this role, we believe that you understand the importance of communication and are more than able to communicate with all parts of the organization, both internally and externally. Furthermore, you are a strong negotiator who can influence others and humbly share your skills and experience.
    You prosper in working with a whole delivery team to uphold our delivery promise. Additionally, you take responsibility for your development and are autonomous in working to achieve set targets. You understand the overall purchasing process and how business is run from a revenue, cost, and reporting perspective. 

    Furthermore, we expect that your CV includes… 

    • A university degree within engineering, or equivalent
    • A minimum of 5 years of work experience within procurement/purchasing
    • ERP skills in purchasing to handle all aspects of responsibilities listed above – skills in SAP is beneficial
    • Fluent in Swedish and English – beneficial if you know German

    This is a full-time employment. You will be located in Alingsås and report to the Purchasing Manager on site. Because of the global set-up you will be travelling to other sites occasionally, estimated 10-20 days per year, domestic and international.
    Contact and application
    NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work.   

    Apply with CV and personal letter via the link below, at latest the 31st of March 2023.
    Please note that we work with an ongoing selection, meaning that the position can be filled before the last application date. 
    Tests can occur in our recruitment processes. 
    If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager, Måns Hilling, Purchasing Manager, or Recruiter, Sara Karlsson,, +46 79 102 39 82. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.
    Union representatives
    Sveriges Ingenjörer - Peter Kjellsson, +46 733 64 21 34
    Unionen - Joakim Wikström, +46 73 40 70 243 
    We look forward to receive your application!

    About NKT
    At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world.

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