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Strategic Purchaser with Category responsibility

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date
23 August 2021
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We are looking for a business driven Strategic Purchaser that have experience of executing and deliver results, enjoys leading sourcing activities and interacting with stakeholders and suppliers. 

Your role

You will be responsible for executing a wide range of sourcing projects within Indirect material & Services at Group Procurement. In your role you will also be responsible of categories, supplier relationship management and contracts.

The main tasks are:

  • Set, develop and execute sub category strategies
  • Perform and lead sourcing projects
  • Responsible of Supplier Governance and Contracts
  • Deliver performance improvements, compliance and cost reduction 
  • Lead collaboration and communication with cross functional teams
  • Place purchase orders and enable efficient digital solutions within P2P

Your profile

 Required skills:

  • Relevant University degree, or equivalent job experience  

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

  • English, verbal and written

  • Excellent collaboration, analyze and communication skills

  • Business driven

Desired skills:

  • Experience from Procurement or Supply Chain

  • Experience of leading commercial teams

  • Experience within Facility Management area or/and Production Supply & Equipment

  • Interest in continues improvements and digitalisation

  • Performance driven

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What you will be a part of

Group Procurement supports all Business Areas in Sweden with their Procurement needs within Indirect material and Services. We handle a current total annual spend of ~6 billion SEK giving us a strong customer position.

The team you will join consists primarily of buyers and experts within areas such as Category Management, Supplier Relationship Management, Procure to Pay, Legal, Business analysis, PM&T (Processes Methods & Tools) and Business Solution Management.

You will work with 32 experienced colleagues, whereas 20 located in Linköping.

In our team we have an atmosphere characterized by unpretentiousness, we help each other and share our knowledge with a solution-oriented approach.

Furthermore, we are in a strong ongoing digitalization journey and in a next generation platform (Hansa) enabling efficient ways of working, stakeholder and supplier interaction, master data analysis and fact-based decisions.  

We are looking forward to receiving your application in either Swedish or English. 

Recruiting Manager: Malin Forslund, Head of Procurement Property & Logistic

Group Procurement: Kristofer Ternstedt, CPO.

Due date: 2021-08-23

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.