Senior Category Manager (m/f/d) for Polyethylene compounds and materials

  • Category: Finance & Procurement
  • Location: Broendby, DK; Malmoe, SE; Cologne, DE

Join an industry-growing company and be part of the green transformation

You have experience building and developing at least one strategic, high-profile category and are looking for your next step within a green and fast-growing company? Then we have the right job for you!

An exciting role as Senior Category Manager for the category of Polyethylene materials within our Direct Materials team is now vacant. The team consists of 9 highly engaged category managers, having an open, informal atmosphere where knowledge sharing, continuous development and genuine interest in creating real value-adding sourcing solutions to the business is in focus.

Bring your expertise to support the growing demand for materials – polyethylene materials are key

As a Senior Category Manager, you will be at the center of our efforts in providing meaningful strategic procurement solutions to the business, catering to our cable plants, globally. Effectively, you will be the partner to the business on strategic procurement matters within your category, having the full end-to-end responsibility. 

While we think strategic procurement is always rewarding, it is particularly fun and exciting these days at NKT, as our demand for materials is growing immensely. It is therefore providing plenty of challenges and opportunities for a curious procurement professional joining NKT. And since Polyethylene compounds and materials play a vital role in the differentiation and performance of our cables, this is a key position within the company.

Your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Define and own all category management activities within your assigned categories
  • Be the supply market expert and partner to the business
  • Develop and regularly update the category strategy and project pipeline
  • Continuously develop the supplier portfolio to match the increasing requirements, securing sufficient external capacity
  • Promote supplier relationship management and key supplier partnerships
  • Negotiate valuable supply agreements, utilizing market intelligence on materials and cost drivers

Group Procurement has global responsibility, and our skilled employees represent multiple nationalities, working out of several of our plant locations throughout Europe. This role can thus be placed at our HQ in Broendby, Greater Copenhagen Area, Malmoe, Sweden or Cologne, Germany. Some travel, primarily within Europe is to be expected.

Who you are

  • University degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or similar
  • Minimum 5+ years and preferably 10+ years of proven experience and completed projects within category management of direct materials in a larger international manufacturing company
  • Comprehensive capability to engage large strategic suppliers 
  • Curiosity, persistence and a natural proficiency in cross-functional collaboration
  • Your strength is turning business needs into strategies and concrete initiatives
  • Ability to navigate effectively across business lines in a growing international organization
  • High-level proficiency in English - both verbal and written

Have we sparked your curiosity?

Can you see yourself contributing to the growth of our growing business? Are you enthusiastic about contributing to the green transformation of society? Then reach out, apply and become our new procurement lighthouse!

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.  

We will be reviewing candidates on an ongoing basis and close the position when we have the right match – so don’t hesitate to apply. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact VP, Category Management, Martin Helbo Texel, In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to  Global Talent Attraction Specialist, Kevin Strack, Please note that due to the GDPR, we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

We are looking forward to receiving 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 and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5.000 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 2.6 billion in 2023. We connect a greener world.

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