Global Category Buyer - Non-Tobacco Materials

Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S


Jan 15, 2020

Gentofte, DK, 2820

Global Category Buyer - Non-Tobacco Materials
Do you want to be part of our Group NTM (Non-Tobacco Materials) Strategic Procurement team that manages all purchasing activities and contracts regarding NTM (i.e. metal tins, composite cans, cardboard packaging, papers, flexible packaging products) for Scandinavian Tobacco Group? Want to take a key part in our journey to build a best in class global “Strategic Procurement”? Then we’ve got the perfect job for you.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group employees are united by their trust in each other, their dedication to delivering outstanding results, and by the empowerment we believe must be given to do their very best. It takes a team of quick minds to survive and thrive in our business, and we look for smart tenacious people who will go that extra mile – every single day. In return, we offer opportunities to challenge the status quo and to develop and grow in your role and our company. Are you up for the challenge?

Your overall role as Global Category Buyer
Group Non Tobacco Material (NTM) Strategic Procurement is part of Group Operations that covers the end-to-end supply chain process i.e. plan, source, make, and deliver. The strategic procurement function, which serves the entire group globally, is within source and is divided into tobacco, non-tobacco products and indirect. The role of the Strategic Procurement function is to generate value for STG using our size, strategic management of the portfolio of products and services that we buy including a critical view of the need for services and products, and finally accurate selecting suppliers.
As Category Buyer NTM you are responsible for the following:

  • manage the procurement process in an efficient and effective way for an assigned group of products i.e. by acquiring current and future requests from the organization at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and lowest risk to the supply line.
  • prepare, negotiate, close and manage supplier contracts in a critical and competitive way. In this way you secure top quality, best prices, and short lead times.
  • set up bidding process to bid on specific products initiating RFQs.

What’s needed for you to succeed?
You have actively been involved in procurement activities of direct materials (preferably packaging materials: cardboard, metal, papers, flexibles etc.) for a minimum of 2 years where you have acquired experience in supplier negotiations, stakeholder management, contract management and project management. Ideally, you come with a background in FMCG company with a proven track record. Ideally, you have a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Economics or similar discipline. It is important that you take leadership naturally and have high professional expectations for yourself and your colleagues. You communicate and sell your ideas effectively and have the ability to work with various stakeholders, colleagues and vendors. You are ready to work autonomously in a distance. You understand the value chain in large organisations and see the bigger picture. Finally, you have excellent communication and presentation skills, work fluently in English and use data to drive evidence-based decision-making.

As formal requirements you have:

  • 2+ years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing or supply chain
  • International mind-set and skilled at collaborating across functions in an international company, managing relations, vendors and other stakeholders at various levels in organizations
  • Proven track as experienced negotiator
  • Proven and firm project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, spoken and written
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Economics or similar discipline
  • Complete command of the English language
  • Some travel, primarily in Europe (20%-30% of time)
  • Driving license (B)

About the NTM Procurement team
The location of this position will be in Copenhagen, Denmark where STG head-office is located. The Team is international, and all are dedicated to delivering outstanding results and going the extra mile to succeed. You will report to Global Procurement Manager NTM & HTL who is based in Eersel, Netherlands.

If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d be happy to receive your application. To apply, just click the button below and submit your application no later than 12th February 2020.

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