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Senior Sourcing Manager/Category Manager Group Procurement, Group Procurement, Stockholm or Copenhagen

It’s an exciting time for you to join us. We’re a changing company with big ambitions and together we’ll create the future of banking.  

Working with us, you will play a part in building a better bank that fulfils a meaningful role in society. We aim to help our 11 million customers around the world improve their lives and reach their goals. To do that, meeting our customers’ changing needs and offering them the best possible service is central to everything we do. Interested in coming on the journey with us?  

The offer

Are you motivated by developing category procurement strategies and relentlessly execute to optimize costs? Banking is changing quickly, and we are looking for a Category Manager who possesses the right skills and mind set to transform our cost base into a competitive advantage for the future.  

If you want to drive initiatives that are considered as a source of a significant business innovation, and have the ability to create considerable additional value for our business beyond the strategic sourcing agenda – we would love to meet you.  

In Group Procurement we first understand the business (Nordea's) objectives and then tailor or assemble a solution to meet these requirements. We support the business by making informed "make or buy" decisions, and follow up on the "bought" value proposition and increase the value derived from spend.  

Each category Manager is responsible for managing one or more direct categories and/or category transformation programmes in close co-operation with internal stakeholders.  

You will:  

  • Develop the category plan and strategy that will optimize our cost base, balance the needs of  our internal stakeholders, and take advantage of emerging opportunities in the market  
  • Execute plans in close cooperation with our sourcing team and internal stakeholders  
  • Manage and build relationship with key suppliers and senior management  
  • Continuously monitor market trends      

You will join our skilled cross functional Group Procurement team where you will be consistently challenged and develop both personally and professionally.  

Who are you

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. The four key values that guide us in living our purpose and that we expect all our colleagues be committed to.  

To build a successful career with us, you’ll work well with others and always act with the customer’s needs in mind. You love learning and trying new things, and you’re excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re honest and dependable, willing to speak up even when it’s difficult, and committed to empowering others. You’re passionate about doing a great job.  

We believe that you thrive in a changing environment and are a driven, solution-oriented and ambitious team player who understands how to ensure successful business transformations and implementations. You are analytical and have the ability to move from details to the broad perspective and drive own initiatives and actions with focus on the business value. You are known for your entrepreneurial spirit and your capacity to drive multiple initiatives parallel to each other.  

We also expect that you:

  • Excel in interacting with stakeholders, build relations, communicate complex messages and challenge on all levels in the organization, including senior management
  • Have extensive procurement experience  
  • Have solid project management skills and negotiation skills      
  • Have a relevant Master's degree  
  • Are fluent in English, spoken and written  

More information

You have until 25th of February 2018 to send us your application.  

For more information about the position, you are welcome to contact Idsert Walta, +46 730752302.  

We believe that diversity improves team performance. Therefore, we strive to form teams with a mix of people of different genders and ages, and with different backgrounds and experiences.  

To all recruitment agencies: Please note, we don’t accept unsolicited resumes for any of our positions. All contact regarding agency resumes should be directed to Nordea Talent Acquisition handling everything related to recruitment.  

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Stockholm or Copenhagen

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