Category Manager Purchasing (Rekrytering)

Join us as Category Manager Purchasing – and be part of an exciting journey in a new category led purchasing organization.

Saint-Gobain Ecophon develops, manufactures, and markets acoustic products and systems that contribute to a good working environment by enhancing peoples’ wellbeing and performance. Our promise »A sound effect on people« is the core backbone of everything we do.

Ecophon has business units in 20 countries, delegations in another 30 countries worldwide, and approximately 1100 employees. The head office is located in Hyllinge, just outside Helsingborg, Sweden. Ecophon is part of the global Saint-Gobain Group.

Ecophon purchasing department is recruiting several positions within areas of strategic raw materials, components, indirect and capex. If you are a person who thrive on being part of a journey to create success together with colleagues and partners, this could be the role for you.

Your Role

The mission of the Category Manager Purchasing is to develop sourcing strategies and optimize the supplier landscape in alignment with our business needs. Leading a high spend global category, you will manage supplier relations, ensure business continuity as well as excellence in supplier performance. 


  • Category strategy development in alignment with direction & stakeholders
  • Develop action plans and implementation of category strategy
  • Supplier performance & development of existing and new partnerships
  • Secure achievement of set KPI’s in sourcing activities
  • Lead and develop sourcing activities towards high performance culture
  • Provide industry insights and input to overall plan
  • Analyze spend, identify synergies and improve value chain
  • Contribute to develop efficient ways of working

About You

As a person you are prestigeless and bring proven track records of strategic development and value creation in a high spend global business. You also have the ability to act hands-on to create impact here and now, in parallel to building for the future. You see yourself as a developer, with strong business mindset while being analytic, structured, self-driven and result oriented. It comes naturally for you to build and maintain relations within the company as well at the supplier side.

You have solid contract- and risk management skills together with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, business administration or engineering. Preferably you also bring experience in technical collaborations.

The assignment includes travel based on needs.

If you are interested in this role or have any questions, please contact appointed recruitment company (Nordic supply chain)

Mob: 070 9458 903

Mob: 0709 102 102


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