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Category Manager - Installation Procurement



Opportunity to join an industry leader and key player in the green transition

Do you have experience from procurement with complex contracts and are keen on an opportunity to utilize this competence, we might have the right job for you! 
Being part of NKT opens a world of future career opportunities as well as learning possibilities.  


Key role as Category Manager
We are growing and now looking to strengthen our procurement team - supporting our tenders and projects - with a Category Manager in the area of Offshore Installation Services.
As a Category Manager you will play a key role in subcontracting of installation works. You will be responsible for establishing category strategy in line with NKTs company ambition leading to contracting on the most beneficial terms for the company, leading to a successful delivery of NKTs cable system to our customers. You will support our projects with expert knowledge in the individual subcategories. Effectively, you will be the partner to the business on sourcing solutions within your category, having the full end-to-end responsibility.


One success factor in this role is to develop long-term relations with our key suppliers - leading to innovative contract models, ensuring reliable delivery’s, lessons learned, and continuous improvement are additional responsibilities in this role. In case things go wrong in our execution you are the one knowing the subcontractor from an NKT perspective taking all our dealings into account; tenders, ongoing projects, future opportunities to find the most beneficial outcome for NKT as a whole. 


Besides the above your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Supplier Relationship Management including supplier ownership
  • Category strategy; Market analyze, trends, demand, solution, innovation, footprint, suppliers, etc.
  • Finding and evaluating new suppliers
  • Go to Market, RFQ, clarification, evaluation, negotiation and contracting

You will be a part of our global procurement installation team. Placement could be Karlskrona, Malmö, Rotterdam or Cologne. With our market being global, international travel – around 30 days/year - will be part of your daily job. Today our subcontractor footprint is mostly Europe, but as our sales market gets wider so does our supplier base need.


Strong procurement professional with technical acumen
This is a senior, challenging and high-profile role with broad exposure 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. Another key to succeed in this role will be to have a structured and goal-oriented mindset together with strong stakeholder management and communication skills.


Besides the above your resume comprises:

  • M.Sc. degree in Business, Engineering, Economics or similar 
  • Some years’ experience within procurement as Category Manager or as project manager within construction or installation industry
  • Experience from construction, civil, offshore or building works is strongly meriting as well as skills in ARIBA
  • High level proficiency in English - both verbal and written

Did we spark your interest?
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.  

Please apply at our website at latest 30th of September. Personality- and capacity tests may occur in our recruitment process. If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager Mattias Gidlund, mattias.gidlund@nkt.com. In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to Senior Recruiter, josefine.persson@nkt.com. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. 




Union representatives
Sveriges Ingenjörer - Christian Fisch, +46 455 56 380  
Unionen - Mikael Hammarin +46 455 75 972
Ledarna - Roger Jönsson, +46 455 55 911


We are looking forward receiving your application!


About NKT

At the factory in Karlskrona, NKT is designing, developing and manufacturing the high-voltage power cable solutions enabling the transition to renewable energy. Here, you will join a diverse organization at an internationally recognized engineering center operating one of the most advanced high-voltage test halls, a state-of-the-art cable manufacturing and the NKT Victoria – the most sustainable cable-laying vessel in the offshore industry.
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 3,900 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.


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Posting Date:  13-Sep-2021

Lyckeby, SE, 37165 Malmoe, SE, 215 32

Type:  Permanent

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