SETS - Thule Sweden AB, Malmö

Thule Group is world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for – easily, securely and in style – when living an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified. we offer products within Sport&Cargo Carriers (roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter equipment by car), Packs, Bags & Luggage (e.g. computer and camera bags, luggage and hiking backpacks), RV Products (awnings, bike carriers and tents for motorhomes and caravans) and Active with Kids (bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats).

Thule Group has approximately 2,200 employees at 9 production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. Its products are sold in more than 140 markets and sales in 2017 amounted to SEK 5.9 billion.

We are looking for a Category Manager Aluminium to join our Purchasing organization and help to create sourcing strategies for our aluminum materials and assure that the right activities are implemented at our supplier base.

As a Category Manager you will develop capacities and supply set ups aligned with our range development needs and you will secure that we have an efficient supplier base meeting our requirements. You will manage key supplier relations and ensure that businesses are done according to the Thule Group way. You will decide upon supplier classification and be responsible for the supplier structure as well as assigning new businesses to local site purchasers in co-operation with project purchasers. You will be responsible for that set KPI targets are reached and for driving supplier development activities within your category. Thule Group is currently investing heavily in new product categories which requires a re-fined supplier structure within the aluminum category, meaning that you will have to identify and open up a number of new suppliers within rather short timeframe. The role is primarily with a European focus, but with an extended role also to our Asian sourcing organization in a long term perspective. 

We believe you have a minimum of 3 years experience from sourcing in an international business environment, preferably knowledgeable about category management principles with long term thinking and high commercial understanding. At the same time you need to have a hands-on approach eager to make things happen. You need to be a strong commercial negotiator and  possess excellent communication skills.

We trust you have an academic degree from Sourcing and Purchasing Management or any other  academic degree preferably within engineering or business economics combined with a comparable working experience. We would prefer if you have a good supplier market knowledge within the aluminum industry as well as a good technical understanding of aluminum materials and production processes, but it is not a must.
We believe in strong team work both within your own team but also across teams. We strive to be an open and curious organization, sharing our knowledge and inspiring one another. Within Thule Group you will find people who have a passion for the products we make and the outdoor company we are. We share the same values and we like to have fun. All of our employees have a joint responsibility to maintain that spirit and contribute to it.

The position is placed at our head office in Malmö and you will be reporting to our Purchasing Director Hanna Notmeijer.

If you believe you would enjoy working in such an environment and feel that the professional tasks will be challenging, please submit your application no later than May 31st. We look forward to your application!

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2018/173
Published 07.May.2018
Last application date 31.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

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