Category Manager

Aug 31
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Within Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions and division Rock Tools, we deliver advanced products and solutions for the mining and construction industries, serving customers across all continents and our operations and organizations are spread around the globe. With customer focus as a core value, we strive to always be the natural choice for our customers and, by offering solutions based on our customers’ needs, we find the road to success with a sustainable mindset.

We’re now looking for a business minded, structured and experienced Category Manager to be part of creating success in an exciting new key role for Indirect Sourcing, working closely with our key stakeholders for our whole business unit Rock Tools, organized in Sandviken, Sweden – this is an excellent opportunity to refine and further develop your skills – come join us!

The Unit

The Global Sourcing department within Division Rock Tools, manages and coordinates all sourcing activities world-wide, such as category strategies and its execution both on global and regional level. Here, we promote and drive overall purchasing performance to support the lowest possible landed product costing. We also lead transformative change efforts for sustainability where we are all committed to reduce both CO2 emissions and increase our circularity for our Rock Tools supplier, products and assortment globally.

Your mission

In this position, you’re responsible for managing sourcing of indirect suppliers within certain categories to support Division Rock Tools, and you assist in the implementation of both local and regional category strategies and execution across our division mainly for Sweden. You’re accountable for defining and achieving performance for the appointed categories and targets through leveraging cost of ownership levels, enhancing the overall effectiveness of the organization and collaboration with key stakeholders. In this role you will also work cross functional through a National Procurement Collaboration forum, collaborating with all Swedish Sandvik business units and entities for the appointed categories you are responsible for.

You lead our improvement initiatives, as well as manage and coordinate sourcing activities within the local team and together you increase pre-requisites for the downstream purchasing performance. Leading and participating in Supplier Relationship Management activities are parts of your mission and to raise awareness for Sandvik’s commitment for sustainability improvements. You’re also accountable for market analysis, risk assessments and supplier selections where we assess the needs and negotiate, implement and sign the contracts for our selected supplier base. In collaboration with your colleagues, you ensure best-in-class sourcing and to reach the performance targets through cooperating will all key stakeholders such as Product Management, Services, R&D and all related functions within our Global Operations and production in Sweden.

Your character
You think ahead, dare to challenge the status quo, with the ability to lead and drive progress together with others. Preferably, you have previous experience in Real Estate & Facility Management, IT and digital development, Professional Services and Human Resources. You have several years of experience within strategic sourcing and indirect purchasing, as well as experience from working in a global matrix organization and managing cross-functional teams and complex products and services with a passion to support the Sustainability work Sandvik has committed to. Your background also includes evaluation of suppliers, leading negotiations, securing contracts and delivering results with a strong track record. As we work in an international setting, beside fluent skills in Swedish, you also communicate effortlessly in English, both verbally and in writing.

We place great value on your business minded and ambitious ways of working supporting the needs identified by our stakeholders – you’re analytical, result driven and a self-motivated decision-maker, challenging the status quo where your experience supports you in the execution when needed. You understand the importance of stakeholder management and easily build trust to generate successful relations to enable fast and accurate processes together with stakeholders.

Our Sandvik culture

Sandvik is a global high-tech engineering group with a decentralized way of working and a culture were focusing on customer value, innovation, fair play, continuous improvements and strong performance are encouraged. For us, it is clear that diversity of experience, perspective and background forms a solid foundation for achieving great results. Learn more about our business by visiting or website, LinkedIn or Facebook.


Send your application no later than August 31st, 2022. Read more about Sandvik and apply at, Job ID: R0043586.

As we aim for an open and fair recruitment process, we utilize assessment tools to safeguard objectivity. Shortly after the last application date, you’ll therefore be asked to take a personality and logic ability test.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Per Gnosspelius, recruiting manager, +46 (0)26 262280

Union contacts - Sweden

Per Hedman, Unionen, +46 (0)26 265 014

Sam Issa, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 26 21 76

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

Recruitment Specialist

Anton Karlsson

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2016, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 82 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

Deadline: Aug 31
Job-ID: R0043586

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