Head of Procurement

Head of Procurement


Key words: Cost efficiency, Supplier relationships, Global sourcing, Market analysis
Are you looking for a challenge where you can step out of your comfort zone? We are recruiting an experienced Head of Procurement who is passionate about managing a team across our organizations in Sweden and Switzerland. Someone who is mentoring, coaching, and building up her/his team’s skills and who is used to work in an international environment with complex products. As the Head of Procurement, you will be the commercial responsible for procurement and contract management within the company. You will be part of a senior leadership team that values creativity, collaboration, and new solutions. Take the exciting opportunity where you can have the entire world to be your working place.

We Offer:
A workplace with open-minded, ambitious and enthusiastic co-workers
An innovative high-tech product in the fast-emerging industry of unmanned technologies
A great chance to leave your footprint within our Organization
A dynamic workplace with fast reaction time and the ability to build creative solutions with flexibility and less bureaucracy.
High level of care and passion
An international environment with two teams, one in Switzerland and one in Sweden, and suppliers from all over the world

Lead and develop our procurement team
Be the prime commercial contact towards the suppliers within the company
Define and revaluate supplier strategies
Manage, negotiate, and develop supplier agreements and build strong relationships to secure the commitment to current and future programs
Visualize and develop supplier performance in line with established goals and requirements
Define and manage supplier risks
Consider and manage offset/industrial participation possibilities and requirements within procurement
Actively screen the supplier market and evaluate new potential suppliers and the competitiveness of the existing suppliers

A degree in economics or engineering, ideally with a focus on purchasing/logistics or a comparable well-founded education
Proven leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully coach, lead and develop a team
Hands-on mentality
Ability to work independently as well as good team working ability and capacity to drive a working process forward
Ability to apply an overall perspective with a good commercial judgement
Knowledge about strategic procurement, purchasing- and project management as well as quality- and environmental systems and requirements
High capacity to acquire, apply and share knowledge
Management ability, aptitude for building networks and very good cooperation and communication skills
Desirable to have good knowledge about supplier markets, suppliers, products, customer requirements and business intelligence within aviation
Experience in implementing an ERP System would be advantageous
Experience in an EN9100 environment is beneficial
Very good command of English verbally and in writing. For a placement in Sweden, fluent skills in Swedish is requested.

Location / General:
You can be located either in Sweden or Switzerland but travels to the other site will occur frequently, approximately 25% of your working time.
Start immediately, considering possible notice.

If you are interested in the position in Sweden, please send your CV by email to: Victoria.Hencz@umsskeldar.aero
If you are interested in the position in Switzerland, please send your CV by email to: Work@umsskeldar.aero
We work with ongoing selection, which means that the position may be assigned before the last application date


  • Arbetsplats: UMS Skeldar Sweden AB Linköping
  • 1 plats
  • Tillsvidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 11 januari 2021
  • Ansök senast: 10 februari 2021


Låsbomsgatan 18
Linköping, 58941

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