Purchasing Manager - Denmark

NKT Photonics


Purchasing Manager - Denmark

As part of the global Procurement Team, you will support the business by organising indirect procurement (e.g. equipment, telephone services, travel, non-specific production items) on and across our sites in line with the global procurement strategy. This will involve you reviewing and creating frameworks, contract management and implementing and executing this at our sites in co-operation with the local teams. We are currently enjoying a period of rapid growth; whilst also implementing a new ERP system.

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high-performance fiber lasers and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World.

Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth plans; not just here, but across our global organisation - so be prepared for change and career opportunities!

It’s an exciting and inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Purchasing Manager to join our growing team.

The Role

  • Create and maintain an overview of all indirect suppliers; building and maintaining an indirect supplier pool to support current and future requirements. Monitor and work to improve the supplier pool, its effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop robust contract frameworks to define supplier requirements and manage indirect supplies across and between our sites.
  • Ensure supplier contracts are maintained to ensure cost effective supply of services and products.
  • Train and provide support to the purchasing teams at the sites; ensuring an effective and efficient management of indirect purchasing.
  • Maintain supplier, material and supply-chain data within ERP system.
  • Participate in some contract negotiations and approval of larger purchases and support global procurement projects.
  • There will be travel to other NKT Photonics offices within Europe.

The Individual

  • Previous, relevant experience of purchasing indirect goods and services, ideally gained in a Purchasing department within an international multi-site manufacturing environment. A relevant qualification would be supportive.
  • Able to establish and develop supplier relationships and manage contracts effectively.
  • Strong communication skills; comfortable engaging tactfully and collaboratively across cultures. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Good Excel skills and experience in using ERP systems (D365 or similar).
  • Passionate about what you do and comfortable travelling to other sites within Europe.

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; and we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in expanding our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.

If we sound like the place you would like to work, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to us and we will be in contact soon.

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