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Nov 4, 2022

Eersel, NL, 5521 CB

Global Category Buyer - Non-tobacco Materials

At Scandinavian Tobacco Group, empowerment comes naturally. 

It takes a team of quick minds to survive and thrive in our business, and we look for smart, tenacious people who will go that extra mile — every single day. In return, we offer opportunities to challenge the status quo and develop our business– are you up for the challenge? 


We are looking for a Global Category Buyer – Non-Tobacco Materials to join our Strategic Procurement department, which is part of the Operations function that is responsible for covering the end-to-end supply chain process i.e. plan – source – make – deliver, and generating value for STG using our size, strategic management of the portfolio of products and services that we buy, including a critical view of the need for services and products, and finally, accurate selection of suppliers. 

You will be reporting directly to Global Procurement Manager NTM & HTL, and you’ll be part of a dynamic, international and highly collaborative team in a super-fast-paced environment. You will be based in our office in Waalre nearby the Eindhoven area, with some occasionally travelling.


What you can expect in, as a Global Category Buyer – Non-Tobacco Materials:  

  • Being responsible of managing the procurement process efficiently and effectively for an assigned group of products, i.e. by acquiring current and future requests from the organization at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and lowest risk to the supply line.
  • Setting up a bidding process to bid on specific products initiating RFx
  • Preparing, negotiating, closing and managing supplier contracts critically and competitively. In this way, you secure top quality, the best prices, and short lead times


Your areas of knowledge and expertise (that matter the most for this role):   

  • For the past at least 3 years, you have been actively involved in procurement activities of direct materials (preferably, but not necessarily, packaging materials: cardboard, metal, papers, flexibles etc. and ingredients) where you have acquired experience in supplier negotiations, stakeholder management, contract management and project management
  • It is important that you take leadership naturally and you love building up relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • You communicate and sell your ideas effectively and negotiating is part of your DNA
  • You are a natural team-player, but also you feel comfortable being responsible for your own projects
  • You understand the value chain in large organisations and see the bigger picture 
  • You are data-driven, and “storyteller”
  • You are fluent in English
  • Coming from the FMCG environment is considered a plus
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Economics or similar discipline
  • Having a driving license (B) would also be considered as a plus


What happens next? 

  • You Apply via our career website: - Join a world-leading manufacturer of cigars and pipe tobacco  
  • We carefully review your application (over a nice cup of coffee). The important thing to know is that we process applications on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 
  • If we are a match, you will receive an email or a call from our HR team 
  • And a final note for you to know - We'll get back to you — even if it's a no (for now)