Category Manager

Apr 2
Turku, Varsinais-Suomi
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Category Manager

Load & Haul Division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is an industry leading global provider of loaders and trucks for underground mining industry with focus on technology development and future innovative solutions to enable sustainable operations for our customers. Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy’s Turku Site is a global technology and manufacturing center for loading and hauling equipment.

We are now looking for an experienced and energetic person for the position of Category Manager for fabricated and machined components. The position is permanent and located in Turku, Finland.

Your role

As Category Manager your role is to manage locally the assigned category and sub-categories.

  • Develop and manage supplier base for assigned category and suppliers to meet set targets for supplier performance regarding quality and capacity, direct material cost and lead times.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in collaboration with internal stakeholders for assigned category
  • Active participation with the team in new product development as well as current product improvement projects to ensure the targets for quality and direct material cost.
  • Collaborating with the purchasing to identify and mitigate risks in the category and pursue alternative sources.
  • Your internal key stakeholders are Product Line, R&D, Supply, Finance and Legal team.
  • You will negotiate and prepare agreements for the suppliers assigned to you.
  • Understanding sourcing processes and global supply chain complexity is vital.

Your background and what we find important

  • You have a suitable degree B.Sc., M. Sc., or equivalent and minimum five years of experience from strategic sourcing or relevant field.
  • Understanding of direct material cost drivers in manufacturing industry, total cost of ownership view and proven track record of cost reduction strategies implementation
    Good analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Finnish. Any other language skill is a plus.
  • Self-driven, excellent team player and able to operate under pressure.
  • We value your strong drive to execute and implement initiatives, as well as your focus on your team
  • competences, development, and wellbeing.
  • You have solid IT skills in Microsoft and other common applications.

What is in it for you?

We offer you a flexible working environment, a challenging and interesting role with high impact and high visibility, in a truly international environment as well as opportunities for your professional development. For you this is a great opportunity for you to influence and structure our organization with new and innovative ways of working, in close collaboration with our business and our customers.

We at Sandvik believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers. We have an inclusive company culture where our values are Innovation, Fair Play, Customer Focus and Passion to Win. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us better.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact the recruiting manager: Ilkka Moisio, Unit Sourcing Manager, tel. +358 400 957 226. Calls on Wednesday 23th March 2023 between 8:30-10.

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact:

Sandvik's HR Services, Finland, tel. +358 800 1 44444 (8:00-16:00 EET).

Want to join our team?

Submit your application and CV application at by Sunday 2nd April 2023. Your application should consist of an introductory letter including your salary request and a CV (in English). If you wish to add a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume.

Job ID: R0051923

About our company

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2022, sales were approximately 57 billion SEK with about 16,200 employees.

Deadline: Apr 2
Job-ID: R0051923

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