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For Sandvik Coromant and our new business unit for Solid Round Tools (SRT), we’re now looking for an experienced and business-driven Inbound Supply Chain and Global Category Manager with the great chance to be part of driving a modern and sustainable supply chain.
Sandvik Coromant is a market-leading manufacturer of products for metal cutting. Globally we employ many brilliant minds and we’re proud to create solutions that truly shape the future of manufacturing. Are you ready to join us on this exciting transformation journey where new technology is vital in interacting with and developing our business? Then this opening could be your next challenge!
In this position, you work collaboratively across all Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS) divisions, being the Global Category Manager, you’re responsible for SMS global solid carbide blanks sourcing and you will become familiar with Sandvik's other distinct brands and the products we offer. By close collaboration with our SRT organization, you set processes to enable our strategic direction. Driving the strategy for internal and external supply, you take lead in evaluations, supplier selection, negotiations, and creation of agreements and strategic forecasting. Keeping up with stakeholders' demands and crucial legislation on an international level, you guarantee alignment with Sandviks’ Code of Conduct, and other mandatory sustainable processes towards the suppliers in the scope. You build a broad international network and many points of contact, spanning from internal stakeholders to external global suppliers.
With your strong business knowledge, you evaluate and judge our best setup based on cost and risk, always with sustainability in mind. You’re constantly on the lookout for synergies that gain competitive advantages and investigating how economic trends and shifting market dynamics could affect us. You lead the Category in areas of responsibility, keeping the category together, collaborating, and sourcing projects with cross-functional teams. You proactively build and exchange expertise, gathering business insights for the future to reach common business targets and create coordinated plans for business growth. The role also includes driving efficiency, define targets, and follow up the solid carbide blanks supply chain.
The job location for this position is flexible within Europe, preferably in Sweden. You report to the Head of Global Supply Chain – Solid Round Tools, based in Sandviken. International travel is a natural part of the position during normal circumstances.
We’re looking for a senior determined and focused professional with broad experience in the field. Ideally, you’ve been working over ten years in a global setting, managing a wide supplier network, combined with a record of accomplishment including category driven purchasing and knowledge of product management, sales or finance. You know how to negotiate around these types of agreements, and you’re used to closing deals and managing multiple stakeholders. It’s mandatory to have experience in round tools or powder production. And a background from manufacturing industry and the area of metal cutting is beneficial. Your knowledge is supported by a relevant degree within Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, Economics or similar. Our corporate language is English, so we expect excellent written and verbal skills, and for this specific role, German is advantageous.
We place great importance on your personal qualities! Using your analytical mind, communicative approach, and your broad understanding of the overall picture - you improve and identifying activities based on global needs. You set ambitious targets, deliver on promises, and are self-motivated in order to reach our objectives, and you also embrace the success that comes from great teamwork. As we depend on strong networks with our global contacts, you use your excellent communication skills to ensure relevant data and information is delivered to necessary stakeholders. Being customer-focused and pedagogical in your approach you thrive when talking about our products with potential and current partners. As an experienced purchaser, you take ownership of your assignments and work diligently to achieve your strategic goals. Together with us, you explore the market and proactively investigate our next move in order to bring the most of our supply chain!
Send your application no later than 3rd October, 2021. Read more about Sandvik Group and apply at home.sandvik/career (Job ID: R0031620).
For further information about this position, please contact:
Mats Dahlund, Head of Global Supply Chain – Solid Round Tools, +46 (0)70 382 65 00
Union contacts - Sweden
Thomas Lilja, Unionen, +46 (0)70261 04 82
Anna Åkesson, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)70642 83 29
Peter Olsson-Andrée, Ledarna, +46 (0)26261984
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.
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