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Category Manager (m/f/d)



You would like to make a difference and have an impact? In a company who is a key partner in the green transformation of our society? Then join our ambitious team in a state of the art manufacturing environment in Nordenham.


Take on responsibility as a category manager. You will develop purchasing strategies for your product groups and implement them in cooperation with international stakeholders. Become part of Strategic Purchasing!


You will be responsible for the following aspects: 

Your agenda  will include the implementation of divisional initiatives, the Accessories purchasing strategy and cost reduction projects in purchasing. You support operational / tactical procurement according to the escalation model and negotiate framework agreements with strategic partners. You will also be responsible for the annual price negotiation, contract management and identification of strategic and alternative suppliers. Collaboration with relevant stakeholders (Quality, Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, PM, Sales) is also part of your daily tasks. Further key tasks are: 

  • Escalation level in case of difficulties in the operative work with suppliers
  • Master data maintenance for suppliers (info records, orders, framework agreements)
  • Supplier management and supplier qualification, incl. creation of new direct suppliers


To connect a greener world, you should have the following skills and experience:

You have completed vocational training or technical college training (Fachwirt, Meister) in the technical or commercial field. Furthermore, you are characterised by a structured and analytical way of working as well as strong teamwork and communication skills. Further important qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Good knowledge of English and German


More about us:

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 worldwww.NKT.com.


Contact and application
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. 

Interested? Then we are looking forward to your application (incl. salary expectations and potential starting date) via our career page.

We offer a competitive comp & ben package including flexible working conditions. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. 

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact our Business Partner Ms. Daniela Nocker, daniela.nocker@nkt.com.


We welcome your application!


Posting Date:  19-Jul-2021

Nordenham, DE, 26954

Type:  Permanent

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