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Category Manager Wear Protection

Regional Category Manager – Wear Protection

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is now looking for a collaborative Regional Category Manager to join our Strategic Supply Chain Development team – we welcome you to an expansive environment where you get opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world!

About your job

On our growth journey, we need to develop our supply chain and take it to the next level.
Our Wear Protection offering, is one of our fastest growing Product Lines globally, and you will be a part of our Strategic Supply Chain Development team at Sandvik Screening Solutions EMEA. As Category Manager Wear Protection, you will be strategically responsible for our category Wear protection globally.

You will evaluate and develop our global supply chain, at the same time, monitoring the process to ensure we and our suppliers deliver on our promised results, focusing both on commercial and technical aspects. You will develop the category strategy and be a part of strategic supply projects. Negotiation is a natural part of your role, and you need to align with key stakeholders internally as well as externally.

You will be working with other Procurement functions in Europe, Africa, India, Australia and South America, hence good communication and project management skills are required. You will also have a close co-operation with the Product Line Manager for the category.

In more detail, your mission includes being an instrumental part of Sandvik’s overall business performance by identifying business needs and ensuring supplier contribution. You identify, lead and manage sourcing projects as well as ensure supplier compliance by negotiating and signing contracts. You continuously establish solid relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers in order to ensure cross-functional alignments. You monitor and follow-up work on supplier related KPI’s as well as lead and manage categories teams across different functions.

You’re preferably based at our site in Svedala, Sweden, and some travel to our suppliers and internal stakeholders occurs.

About you

We’re looking for someone with a relevant degree and 3-5 years’ experience within category management or similar roles. Previous involvement in an industry like ours is beneficial. You have solid skills in the MS Office suite, as well as fluency in both written and verbal English.

We put great emphasis on your personality! You have excellent interpersonal skills and know how to connect and collaborate, but also negotiate with internal and external parties. You’re able to balance an analytical as well as a problem-solving mindset together with a communicative and supportive approach.

Our Sandvik culture
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group, rapidly developing into new, digital offerings. We believe in a collaborative and inclusive culture, where innovations are part of everyday life. For us, it’s clear that our diversities form a solid foundation for achieving great results. Learn more by visiting our website, LinkedIn or Facebook.

How to apply

This recruitment has an ongoing selection process, please send your application as soon as possible, but no later than August 15th, 2024. Click apply and include your resume and cover letter in English. Please note that we don’t accept applications by e-mail. Job ID: R0068964.

At Sandvik, we value a healthy work-life balance and will be away on summer vacation. Therefore, it can be difficult to reach us, and the recruitment process might take longer than usual.

As we aim for a fair recruitment process, we utilize assessment tools to safeguard objectivity. When you apply for this job, you will therefore receive an invitation via email to a personality and logic ability test. Feedback comes immediately after the test has been completed and the selection process begins after the application deadline.

To learn more about our recruitment process, please visit our career site or contact HR Services at hrservices.sweden.@sandvik.com.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Peter Viklund, Strategic Supply Chain Manager, peter.viklund@sandvik.com

Union contacts – Sweden

Mårten Lindberg, Unionen, +46 (0)40 409 240

Riccardo Repetto, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)40 409 394

Michael Wicktor-Ohlsson, Ledarna, +46 (0)40 409 025

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, hrservices.sweden.@sandvik.com.

Recruitment Specialist

Ulrika Gruffman
Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading supplier of equipment, tools, parts, service and solutions for processing rock and minerals in the mining and infrastructure industries. Application areas include crushing and screening, breaking and demolition. In 2023 , sales were approximately 11.5 billion SEK with about 2,900 employees.

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