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Procurement Category Lead, Group Procurement



Come join an industry leading company as Category Lead for our Central Costing and be part of the green transformation

Have you already proven your ability to drive and develop one or more Procurement categories and are you looking for your next challenge within a green and growing company? Or are you perhaps a successful consultant looking to further develop and put your skills and toolbox to work within an industry leading company, helping to drive the green transformation?


Then we have the right job for you!


Group Procurement at NKT is a successful growing function and we currently have a number of highly interesting vacancies within both direct and indirect category management. As a Procurement Category Lead you will be at the centre of our efforts in providing meaningful strategic sourcing solutions to the business. Our Category Leads handling Central Costing are reporting directly to our CPO.


Can you see yourself as our new Category Lead?

In this high-profile role, you will be exposed broadly to the organization at all levels. You are therefore expected to possess the needed curiosity, natural authority and strategic Procurement skills to engage effectively with the business.


Effectively, you will be the partner to the business on sourcing solutions within your category, having the full end-to-end responsibility.

Your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Be the supply market expert, maintaining an up to date view on the supply market and the relevant options available
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relations
  • Develop and regularly update the category strategy
  • Continuously develop the supplier portfolio to match the increasing requirements
  • Drive supplier relationship management and key supplier partnerships
  • Negotiate frame agreements, supply agreements, price agreements
  • Execute on Procurement projects, cost-out opportunities and drive value creation
  • Drive the transformation agenda, develop and mature the category, improve ways of working, value creation and exploit new technologies and tools

Who we are:
Group Procurement is globally responsible for strategic, tactical and in some cases also operational procurement. Our skilled employees represent multiple nationalities and we are working out of both HQ in Broendby, Denmark , but also from our plant locations throughout Europe.


Stakeholder collaboration, strategic flair and ability to engage and execute

Some of the keys to succeeding in this role will be to engage effectively with internal stakeholders across borders and cultures, understand the busines needs and translate these into sourcing solutions – and executing on these. Also, you will need to be able to navigate effectively across business lines in a growing international organization where priorities can be both short- and long term.

You have commercial and strategic flair and are able to maintain the big picture overview in a workday which can be busy from time to time, but certainly also fun and rewarding.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Commercially oriented M.Sc. degree
  • Minimum 5-10 years category management experience within an international organization, and/or consultancy experience with proven track record in generating valuable business results
  • Proven supplier relationship management skills and experience
  • High level proficiency in English - both verbal and written
  • Structured, positive and constructive mindset
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Solid references


Expected travel days are 20-40 days/year. This will primarily be across Europe.


Contact and application

Have we sparked your curiosity? Can you see yourself contributing to the success of our growing business? Are you passionate about contributing to the green transformation of society?


Then reach out, apply and become our new commercial procurement lighthouse! 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.


In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to HR Business Partner Kenn Jensen at kenn.jensen@nkt.com. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.


We are looking forward to receiving your application!




About NKT    

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. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,500 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.4 billion in 2020. NKT - We connect a greener world. www.NKT.com. 

Posting Date:  26-Apr-2021

Broendby, DK, 2605

Type:  Permanent

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