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Commercial & Tender Manager



Play a key role in driving our international sales

Do you thrive in dynamic, high-tech environment, where you are responsible for solving large scale, complex challenges? If you have some years´ of experience of selling or managing major commercial projects we might have the ideal opportunity for you. Working closely with our international customers, we develop, manufacture and install efficient, environmentally friendly, and technologically advanced high-voltage cables, (HVC), for land and offshore applications worldwide. 

Drive the commercial scope in our large global projects
We are in an expanding phase and are now searching for skilled individuals to join our team as a Commercial & Tender Manager. You will have the opportunity to work as part of our team in the Interconnectors, Offshore wind and Oil & Gas segments. 
With your business-oriented approach and project management expertise you will have the primary responsibility for tendering large, global, and highly complex projects with tenders that run over a number of years. You will be expected to lead your project tender team to meet customer requirements and expectations. Therefore, you will have ample opportunity to apply your creativity and technical interest in structuring and creating robust solutions.


You will work closely with NKT’s front end sales organization, legal experts, engineers, production units, planners and installation experts, to ensure that the tenders  move forward and meet deadlines. Other responsibilities will include presenting our solutions to customers, leading negotiations, further develop our extensive network of contacts, and work to achieve success in our tenders, many of which are for major stakeholders on the international market.

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Responsibility for all aspects in the tender from start of tendering to contract award and handover to the Operations department
  • Drive multidisciplinary tender team from pre-qualification to negotiations with customer into order with respect to timing as well as scope of work in the tender
  • Responsibility to deliver high quality tenders, prioritizing appropriately and meeting both customer and NKT demands and directives
  • Develop and maintain relationship with key stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Responsibility for sales strategy activities in alignment with management


Currently we manufacture and install the cable system for the world's largest wind farm, Dogger Bank, which will supply 4.5 million households with energy and that is a good example of the type of projects that you as a commercial and tender manager would be responsible for selling. 

Commercially driven leader with technical understanding
To thrive in this role you are a driven and focused team player, who provides excellent team leadership. You coach, challenge and motivate your project team, encouraging them to continually develop their skills, and you enjoy collaborating and sharing experiences with colleagues as well as with customers.
You are motivated by being in an international and fast-moving environment, where you have the opportunity of applying your analytical abilities, strong social skills, and integrity. 

Proficient communication skills and the ability to present complex ideas to others with an emphasis on being solution orientated is key to succeed in this role. Its highly beneficial if you possess a wide-ranging understanding of technology and complex contracts.
In addition to the above you have several years’ experience of managing or selling major projects. You are an effective negotiator, with experience of major engineering, procurement & construction (EPC), projects including where you have successfully dealt with different contract types. 
Additionally, your CV comprises: 

  • University degree in Engineering, Commercial Management or similar
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


Contact and application
Are you looking for a career in a fast-moving, growing and high-tech environment where you will be able to develop on a personal as well as on a career level? Let us know, we are waiting for you!
Please apply at our website at latest 15th of August. Personality- and Capacity tests may occur in our recruitment process. Due to summer holidays you can expect feedback from us in the middle/end of August.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager Hedda Lundqvist, +46 730 66 11 04 or Sebastian Thomasson, +46 730 50 90 04. In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to Senior Recruiter Josefine Persson, 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 to 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 1.3 billion in 2019. NKT - We connect a greener world. www.NKT.com.


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Posting Date:  31-Jul-2021

Lyckeby, SE, 37165

Type:  Permanent

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