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Global Category Manager - Indirect Procurement


Global Category Manager - Indirect Procurement

Do you want to develop and lead global procurement projects?

Nilfisk is a leading global player within the professional cleaning industry. We are on a strategic journey from a product-oriented manufacturing company to an organization maximizing our customers businesses. We want to revolutionize the cleaning industry with the use of high-end innovative, digital solutions – from unmanned cleaning robots to new ways of analyzing and handling data.

We offer the opportunity to join Nilfisk as our new Global Category Manager Indirect Procurement, where you will manage the negotiation and the design of global contracts with indirect suppliers. You will be responsible for 2-3 of the following areas: Marketing, HR, Professional Services, IT and Fleet. Together with your stakeholders, the VPs of the different business areas, you will lift Indirect Procurement within Nilfisk to the next level. You will be the driver of defining future supplier concepts in our global organization, work across cultures and influence future sourcing strategies in your categories. You will act as a trusted Procurement Advisor for stakeholders all over Nilfisk and liaise with a broad field of suppliers while understanding the trends, commercial drivers, and market dynamics.

You will be part of the Global Indirect Procurement team reporting to the Head of Indirect Procurement. You will be based in the HQ of Nilfisk located in Brøndby (Greater Copenhagen).

Your key areas of responsibility include:

  • Managing procurement optimization projects (Scoping, RFx, Negotiating, Implementing)
  • Developing category strategies and tracking progress on implementation hereof
  • Managing contracts, optimizing compliance with SOW's and other contractual conditions
  • Work closely with key business stakeholders to ensure alignment and buy-in for procurement projects
  • Seeking out additional opportunities for continuously improving the TCO within the category by scoping and getting buy-in for specific improvement projects
  • Conducting fact-based negotiations with suppliers to ensure that Nilfisk gets the right quality of products, at the right time, and at the lowest total cost
  • Developing and managing supplier contracts and compliance
  • Executing requests for proposals (RFP) and quotations (RFQ) with high professionalism – ensuring comparability, fact-based evaluations, and timely execution
  • Managing the right level of Supplier Relationship and involvement with suppliers
  • Assist in developing and maturing the Indirect Procurement function
  • Identify opportunities in spend patterns and market developments

Strategic Indirect Category Manager

You hold a Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Economics or similar. You have 5-10 years of relevant experience driving a number of indirect categories either in a large international company or working for international clients in procurement management consulting. You speak and write English at a high level and you have great analytical skills.

Furthermore, you have excellent skills in communication and stakeholder management on all levels, coupled with solid change management capability and strong negotiation skills. It is important that you can embrace change, enjoy an agile environment and have a continuous improvement mindset. You have great business acumen and with the ability to prioritize to maximize value for the business. You are a self-driven executor, energic and appreciate to work with other great colleagues.


If this could be your next career step, please apply no later than the 1st of October If you have questions before that you are welcome to contact Anders Jensen, Head of Indirect Procurement, at .


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Nilfisk er en af de førende globale leverandører af professionelle rengøringsprodukter og services. Nilfisk har helt fra grundlæggelsen haft en vision om at fremstille og sælge produkter af højeste kvalitet på verdensplan, og i over 100 år har Nilfisk mødt markedernes og kundernes skiftende behov med innovative produkter og løsninger.

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