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Procurement Category Manager - Denmark - 6 month role

  • Location:

    North Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark

  • Contact:

    Aisling Haly

  • Job type:


  • Contact phone:

    +353 21 485 7206

  • Industry:

    Medical Device & Diagnostics

  • Contact email:

General Description:

Category managers generate category planning, category management and general sourcing strategy within selected material fields. You lead or support cross functional projects and are responsible for achieving savings targets and/or avoiding costs. Category managers are measured on savings.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Global PVO in selected category(ies) - identify errors in procurement data and reporting and to ensure data is correct and complete as far as possible.
  • Selected categories including spend.
  • Alignment with functional manager to ensure right suppliers and strategies are in place for the material field.
  • Strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.
  • Supplier qualification, selection, evaluation, development and phase out.
  • Quality-relevant supplier approvals and evaluations.
  • Reporting; savings reporting guidelines

Work Tasks:

  • Assist in optimizing the Procurement function locally as well as globally and participate in delivering corporate-wide objectives and plans.
  • Conduct structured data driven category reviews.
  • Run tenders (manage bid proposals (RFI/RFQ) and/or negotiate directly with suppliers.
  • Identify and qualify potential new suppliers to ensure forward looking visibility of best in class cost, service delivery, service offerings and future service or capability roadmap.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms & commercial conditions of contracts and provide general contracting support e.g. completion of agreements, SOWs, together with Legal.
  • Maintain written and in-person communications with the organization's executives, department heads and other stakeholders regarding Procurement activities.
  • Continually identify opportunities for cost and/or process improvements.
  • Participate in internal and external auditor meetings if and when required.

Work experience/skills:

  • Min. 2-3 years of project management or purchasing and/or sourcing experience from a large company or consultancy.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to handle quantitative analyses e.g. TCO modelling.
  • Leadership mindset with ability to run projects independently.
  • Competencies in relevant contract terms and experience negotiating with suppliers on the Electronics & Mecchanics Area
  • High empathy and good ability to interact across the organization in an international setting.
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal.
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously.

Personal Characteristics

  • Personal commitment to delivering results.
  • Follow through on commitments and attention to detail
  • Hands-on attitude, flexible and positive.
  • Pragmatic with an open and communicative style, adaptable to change.
  • Structured
  • Analytical
  • Outgoing
  • Stakeholder oriented
  • Able to handle and deliver on routine and administrative jobs when necessary.