Category Manager, Software / Senior Sourcing Manager to Nordea IT Procurement


Udlandet (Sverige)

Would you like to join the largest bank in the Nordics that is on a fast pacing digital journey to transform the Nordic banking sector? You can be part of securing the right platforms for the Global Technology department in Nordea and be a vital part of the journey.
This is an opportunity for you to join a key position and showcase your skills and experience in the Software Category and Sourcing area. You will work on many different projects with a demanding and international stakeholder environment and a global supplier base.

About this opportunity
As a Software Category Manager, you will be part of shaping how we do category management in IT Procurement. You will become a key point of contact for global and regional stakeholders for software and cloud services’ needs. Thus, you are responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships, including new spend as well as renegotiations.

This entails establishing good working relationships with our stakeholders, proactively understanding their requirements and formulating feasible sourcing strategies and plans. Moreover, you play an active role in executing plans and leading commercial negotiations with key vendors. We, furthermore, expect you to be a role model by leading, coaching and training colleagues in order to develop colleagues and thereby making procurement activities run more efficiently and to strengthen Nordea’s procurement knowledge base.

You will be a part of Nordea Technology in the IT Sourcing team. We're a very collaborative cross-countries team that aim to deliver high quality support to all of Nordea globally.

The role is based in Copenhagen or Stockholm.

Who you are
Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us. To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the company to manage spend and the supply base focused on the Software commodity space.
  • Understand the strategic business objectives and procurement requirements to develop sourcing strategies and category roadmaps.
  • Have a strategic mindset and can challenge the business.
  • Analyze internal requirements and external markets.
  • Have a good understanding of the IT Software space.

Your experience and background:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in an international multi stakeholder environment within procurement
  • You have proven experience in managing complex sourcing projects and lead contract negotiations that optimize value for the company.
  • Relevant experience in developing Software category strategies with a long-term perspective on competitive dynamics, innovation, product development, risks, compliance and sustainability
  • Knowledge within Supplier Relationship Management is an advantage but not a requirement
  • Fluency in English (both in writing and speaking)
  • Degree in Law, Business, Operations or Supply Chain Management
  • Distinct people and business acumen, enabling you to develop an effective strategy for completing your tasks and influence suppliers and key stakeholders in the organisation
  • Experience from international roles or working in an international company with a diverse culture and daily interaction with many different nationalities
  • Experience in defining and documenting processes is an advantage but not a requirement

If this sounds like you, get in touch! Next steps
Submit your application no later than 15th of September 2019
For more information, you are welcome to contact Head of IT Strategic Sourcing, Louise Hyldig

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving our customers and communities. So please come as you are.

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