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Global Category Manager Raw Materials

Are you an ambitious Category Manager in Raw Materials experienced in direct purchasing?

Your new company 

CO-RO is a global company with an ambitious growth strategy and strong financials, counting more than 1,200 employees, including 260 in Denmark. The company’s turnover is two billion DKK, generated through sales of own brand products to more than 80 markets. CO-RO produces and markets drink concentrates, fruit drinks and home-freeze ice cream with internationally recognized brands such as SUNQUICK, SUNTOP, SUNCOLA and SUNLOLLY.

CO-RO is on an exciting transformation and growth journey with an ambitious strategy and innovation agenda – all of which you can become a central part of. On behalf of CO-RO, Hays is looking for a talented Global Category Manager, Raw Materials, to transform procurement from a local function to a global strategic function.

Your new role

In this newly created position, you will ensure that procurement underpins the business and the company’s ambitious growth strategy, by driving and managing the Raw Material category internationally with full ownership. Moreover, you will support the transformation from a traditional production to a full-blown FMCG company, by being a trusted professional business partner creating value at a local level. Your main tasks will include strategy implementation and cost reduction for the category, commodity risk management, supplier and contract management - including contract negotiation. 

You will join a well-established Danish procurement division, consisting of five persons. You will report directly to the Director of Global Procurement, based in their new Innovation Center in Frederikssund. Furthermore, you will enjoy close collaboration with other relevant internal functions, such as Global Innovation, Global Quality Assurance and Local Procurement. Your main external interaction will be with current and potential suppliers internationally. Due to the scope of the position, you can expect up to 40 days of travel yearly.

What you'll need to succeed 

You hold a relevant Master’s degree within Business, as well as several years of experience with strategic sourcing of raw materials and beverage ingredients from an international environment. Professional experience with the juice and sugar industries will serve particularly valuable for this role. Moreover, you possess a solid understanding of procurement core processes and have strong project management and negotiations skills. Knowledge of Quality and GMP will also prove advantageous. Lastly, you are fully proficient in English in a professional context.

What you’ll get in return

An innovative, dynamic and ambitious global working environment with the opportunity to have a major influence and be a part of CO-RO’s exciting transformation and growth journey. Moreover, the organization offers flexibility, an attractive pension scheme and promotes freedom with responsibility. 

What you need to do now

If you are interested in this role, forward a copy of your CV and cover letter in English and in one document. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact Team Leader Mikkel Kristiansen at +45 2936 8824 or Recruitment Consultant Céline Konrad at +45 2936 8816.

Hays Denmark is part of Hays Plc, which is listed on London Stock Exchange (FTSE 250). Hays Plc is the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled work.

We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. We are market leaders in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. As of September 2011, the Group employed 7,600 staff operating from 255 offices in 31 countries across 20 specialisms.

Our combination of deep expertise across a wide spectrum of specialised industries and professions makes us unparalleled recruiters in the world of work.

Hays Specialist Recruitment A/S has operated in Denmark since 2008. We specialise in following areas of specialism: Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, HR, Insurance, IT, Legal, Logistics, Life Sciences and Sales & Marketing. For more information see

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