Global Category Buyer – Professional Services (Marketing)
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Stockholm, Sweden
2019-12-08

Global Category Buyer – Professional Services (Marketing)

Electrolux is a successful international company, a leader in the home appliances markets with its headquarters in Stockholm. Our company is present in 60 countries and sells in more than 150 markets with 55,000 employees around the world. We have been around for more than 100 years and our success is attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit of our people. We believe in exposing individuals to challenging roles, offering them growth opportunities and empowering them to make the right decisions. Our innovative culture created through people with diverse backgrounds provides a framework for developing market-breaking products. Respect and Diversity; Ethics and Integrity; and Safety and Environmental awareness govern all that we do. 

Global IM Purchasing:

Within the Global Purchasing Organization, Global IM Purchasing has the key responsibility of awarding new IM businesses, in close collaboration with the Global functions. Our mission is to ensure the award of businesses to the best-fit suppliers, in line with the function’s strategy and from a TCO perspective, fulfilling the targets of cost, quality and flexibility. 
We operate in all the regions (Business Areas) engaging our selected suppliers with our key stakeholders such as: HR, R&D, Design, Quality, Manufacturing & Engineering, Product Line, Marketing, Finance etc.
We rely on building strong cooperation. We focus on innovation, quality and development of long-term relationships with our strategic suppliers. Sustainability and continuous improvement are the elements that are underpinning our activity. As we operate in a dynamic, international and competitive environment, we count on our well-developped social capabilities and good set of technical or financial skills to get us through the day. For sure it represents a fantastic growth experience where you can learn from all the different activities we need to manage.

The role:
Operating across the organization you shall support the global functions (HR, Finance, R&D, Design ..), with purchasing expertize when it comes to the sourcing of external Professional Services. This includes co-developing and deploying strategies and sourcing solutions aligned with both the function’s, global purchasing direction and the Business Area Category Managers. 
To maximise the added value from your support, you will apply Electrolux’s Value based Sourcing Principles. Together with your key-stakeholders, you will also co-develop Supplier Strategies, define and manage the Supplier Relationship. 
You will regularly report your financial results in order to meet the set targets. You will also support with knowledge sharing within the global Professional Services community. 
Job responsibilities:

The Global Category Buyer will:
• Own and manage Global sub-categories within the category of Professional Services with the objective to leverage cost performance, scout innovation and mitigre risk 
• Perform strategic sourcing and other activities, including:
• Data research, analysis
• Identifying best sourcing solution fit for purpose
• Running RFQs and potential contract improvement opportunities supported through the Ariba sourcing tool 
• Performing supplier negotiations and gaining supplier approval in Global sourcing board 
• Develop and retain strong supplier relationships 
• Build and deploy a global sub-category strategies that aligns with requirements of the business
• Support the development of annual budgets 
• Generate commercial initiatives and projects to deliver on agreed targets
• Support with overall management of the Consultancy Services Program ‘CSP’ in Stockholm, ensuring right service is provided to the business and performance targets are met.

You
Open. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to build and maintain good cross-functional working relationships on a global level and at all levels. 
Energy. You have strong leadership skills in driving initiatives and implementing change from strategy design to implementation.
Results orientated mindset: You have strong business acumen, including capability to analyze business procurement issues and cost drivers
Organized: You have strong organizational skills with the ability to meet goals and deliver results effectively in a fast-paced environment 
Proactive. You are a ‘doer’ who makes it happen with energy and integrity. You are not just solving the tasks you are given, you always think ahead.

Education &  experience:
• University degree (Engineer or Business). 
• 2-5 years of relevant experience from strategic sourcing of Indirect Material, or equivalent leadership experience
• Solid understanding of the strategic sourcing methodology and application of indirect material would be beneficial
• Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word. 
• Previous experience with Ariba is a plus
• Fluent in English, any other language is an asset.

Travel: please consider that being a global role, International travel will be required (up to 20%) 

Contact Person: Sara Vigliotti                              

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