Senior Buyer- Indirect Material & Services, SKF


We are now looking for a Senior Buyer to join the Team for Indirect Materials and Services (IDM&S) to support country/factories with focus on the Category Professional ServicesSKF Group Purchasing plays a vital role to the success of SKF by providing our businesses with a world-class global supplier base. We are a global community collaborating across borders on both a strategic and operational level. As a professional partner to SKF businesses, we participate throughout the complete value chain of sales, product development, sourcing and aftermarket processes. We contribute to the bottom line result of SKF and deliver value by using a category driven purchasing and a business oriented approach. Our multifaceted expertise secures SKF with a top performing purchasing organization.

Your work assignments
We believe you have the skills within Purchasing that are a pre-requisite for this position as well as a mature character. You influence people by inspiring and motivating them through your character and charisma and have the ability to build trust and to manage networking across the entire organization.It is crucial to have significant experience of working in a purchasing position, including but not limited to contract negotiation, sourcing, supplier development. We are looking for a team player who can execute tasks with high accuracy and speed. You should be eager to meet and exceed goals and be able to work well in a demanding and high-paced environment. Key responsibilities:

Negotiation, implementation and maintaining contracts and framework agreements
Manage RFX process, supplier selection, supplier development
Participate in global/regional strategic IDM sourcing projects
Maintain close contact with all stake holders 
Support implementation of new processes 
Participate in and develop efficient standardized P2P processes
Lead local projects in the area of cost reduction, process improvement and development
Participation in local as well as global strategic sourcing projects and implementation of results in the operational Units in Sweden.

Your background
Required qualifications:

Relevant university degree in purchasing, economics or similar
Minimum 5 years relevant experience of Purchasing and Contractual Management
Fluency in English and Swedish, written and spoken, required
Good communication and negotiation skills
Project Management skills 
Experience within the field of Professional Services is meritorius
Experience in working with Change Management is meritorious

Your personal qualities
Positive attitude, proactive and hands on mentality
Result oriented with a strong business focus and stakeholder involvement
Strong team player, self-starter and the ability to take initiatives
Strong composure and integrity
The possibility to travel max 10 days/year

About SKF
SKF is a global knowledge engineering company working throughout the world in diverse applications; from wind farms and offshore oil rigs to high-speed trains, washing machines and millions of motor-cycles, trucks and cars. Our 48 400 employees in 130 countries enjoy exceptional career opportunities, solid team work and the chance to make a real difference.
About Randstad:Randstad Professionals works with recruitment in the technology and IT segments. Our specialised recruiting consultants, with an engineering background and in-depth HR expertise, ensure the quality and precision of every part of the recruiting process. Randstad has more than 600,000 employees in more than 40 countries, making it the second largest recruiting and staffing company in the world. Randstad’s philosophy can be summarised with the words “good to know you”, which expresses our availability, our willingness to listen and our commitment to good collaboration at every stage.
In this recruitment process, we are collaborating with Randstad Professionals. If you have questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Recruitment Specialist Susanne Lindman at 072 9889429 or by e-mail
Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible but no later than December 11, to Randstad via the link below.

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Susanne Lindman
Marie Gutke

Recruitment Specialist Susanne Lindman


  • Arbetsplats: SKF Göteborg
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  • Publicerat: 22 november 2016


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