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Category Manager Heavy machinery

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Are you a procurement specialist and do you want to join NCC as Category Manager? Are you good at ensuring effective collaboration with stakeholders both internal and external, act with care and with passion to perform, follow up and follow through with clear communication - living by our star Behaviors? 

Then it´s time to submit your application.  

Category Manager at NCC is an independent job at a strategic and operational level working with our suppliers and purchasing agreements through analysis, strategy, decision making, negotiations, contract- and relationship management with our suppliers and NCC colleagues, based on a strong focus on sustainability and usage of data in our decisions. 

Purchasing is one of NCC top priorities and a critical function to secure competitiveness in the overall business and supporting the complexity of the construction process for our customers.  

The role as Category Manager 

You will be part of the Nordic Fleet & Machinery within Group Purchasing  and work closely together with your colleagues in purchasing and other key stakeholders in the production units on identifying business improvement within the category Heavy machinery. 

As a Category Manager you are responsible for your category within all Nordic countries, and your responsibilities include, among other things: 

  • Active supporting Business Areas in getting impact and results when it comes to supplier management, implementation of agreements and measuring effect continually in daily operations. 
  • Manage investments within our operations, overseeing the entire process from procurement and contract management to registration, depreciation, and disposal. 
  • Develop and implement a strategic approach for our machinery, encompassing contract negotiation and collaboration with auction firms as necessary. 
  • Handle the end-to-end lifecycle of investments, ensuring they are efficiently managed within our systems and appropriately removed when no longer needed. 
  • Seek to optimize investment strategies for machinery, focusing on both procurement and divestment processes. 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure alignment with organizational goals and objectives regarding machinery investments. 
  • Making analyzes to understand the cost drivers in the value chain and thereby be able to perform professional purchasing. 
  • Being updated about the market situation in terms of price, various construction methods and new materials. 
  • During the category process, analyze, develop, establish, and implement strategies and agreements within your responsibilities together with your category team. 
  • Develop and follow up on the quality of existing suppliers, search and validate the quality of new suppliers, make supplier relation management. You will make, develop, and sign frame agreements, monitor, and develop suppliers in a sustainable perspective. 
  • You are continuously working to ensure that the agreements within your categories support our construction projects. 

Your profile  

We believe that you have a Bachelor or Master´s degree in engineering/ business administration and economics or other relevant post-secondary education. You have at least 5 years’ experience from the construction industry or related business involving heavy machinery. It´s a merit if you have previously worked as a Category Manager or as a Purchaser. This can, however, be a next step in your development of previous experience, where you might have been a construction engineer or project manager in the above-mentioned area. 

You must enjoy leading a team but also be able to work independently with great commitment. The work requires good interpersonal skills, and you have easy to make good business relationships both internally and externally. Furthermore, you are goal-oriented, analytical, and structured and you have extensive experience with use and understanding of IT- tools and programs. This position requieres fluency in English and in one of the Nordic languages.

You have a positive mind and can identify with our values ​​of honesty, trust, and respect. 

Additional information 

Location is at our Head office in Solna. The position may require some travelling within the Nordic countries, although we do apply a flexible way of working and strive to collaborate digitally as much as possible. In accordance with NCC: s safety culture we conduct background checks on final candidates.  

Contact and application  

For further information on this position please contact recruiting manager Petter Viklund, Head of Fleet & Machinery, +46 70 601 2262 or Karin Österman de Wall, HR Recruitment Specialist, +46 79 078 7210. 

Register your application and CV below. Selection is ongoing; therefore, please admit your application as soon as possible, but no later than April 24th.  

We look forward to your application! 

Not of interest for you? - please feel free to recommend a friend.  

About us  

At NCC, we are driven to continue developing, whether it's our construction projects or our personal expertise. Every day, we drive the industry's most exciting and complex construction projects forward in close cooperation between our employees, partners, and customers. With us, you are a significant employee who contributes to the landmarks that define our cities and communities. You are also an important link for us to shape a better and more sustainable construction process. Here, our employees take an active role in a corporate culture based on stable values and behaviors for a safe and secure workplace. Our collective expertise and diverse backgrounds make a difference. NCC -one of the leading companies in the Nordics. Read more about us and our solutions Here   

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