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Procurement Manager Sweden

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. The company’s major markets are forest products (fiber based products such as paper, board and tissue), polymers, building materials (paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives and construction) as well as life sciences (food, feed, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, environment and agriculture). Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 180 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees. www.omya.com

Job description

We can offer an exciting opportunity to work for a large industrial mineral company and a developing purchasing organization. Reporting to the Head of procurement for Scandinavia & Finland you will be responsible for of a wide range of categories and large spend. As Procurement Manager you are part of the Scandinavian purchasing team divided by country and category, supporting local Operations at Omya production sites. Your main stakeholders will be the Site managers at Omya’s Swedish plants. You will also coordinate purchasing activities in Sweden according to the guidelines from the Lead Buyers in Omya’s global Procurement organization. 

You will take ownership of all the large contracts in Sweden and develop the strategy for categories and sub-categories. Furthermore, you will develop the supplier base in line with category strategy to support operations and other functions and act as a project purchaser to drive cost. Your categories cover the local indirect and direct spend and contain a wide range from raw materials, packaging, chemicals, spare parts, machine tools, to maintenance and service. Your responsibilities include:

  • Lead and maintain the procurement activities for the Swedish Omya units.
  • Independently drive change towards site managers and align the purchasing process.
  • Build and maintain a long-lasting relationship with main stakeholders.
  • Sourcing and negotiations within commodities; building commodity strategy, supplier base analysis, potential risks, contingency planning, recommendations and to align purchasing and supplier evaluation to strategy.
  • Development of the supplier base within commodities and to ensure quality, capacity, cost and risk.
  • Perform and manage operational purchases and support local line managers.
  • Update contracts and administrate purchases in SAP.

The Procurement Manager will be located at our site in Glanshammar, 15 kilometers west of Örebro.

Our candidate

We look for a professional who is/has; 

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant procurement experience
  • Experience from developing supplier agreements within a manufacturing industry
  • A proven ability to independently manage a spend category and sub-categories.
  • A university degree in engineering, finance or logistics
  • Significant negotiation experience
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to influence others
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good IT knowledge in ERP platforms, preferably SAP
  • Fluent in Swedish and English, spoken and written
  • Willingness to travel, primarily domestic

Contact Information
We cooperate with Consensus for this recruitment. For further information, please contact Lena Ahlin +46 70 374 34 94. We look forward to receiving your application by 8 August at www.consensus.nu