Share this Job
Nov 25, 2021

Gentofte, DK, 2820

Global Category Manager - Professional Services

If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere 


Do you have what it takes to optimize our procurement activities within Professional Services globally? And do you want to play a key role in our journey to build a best in class global Strategic Procurement? Then we’ve got the perfect job for you.


At Scandinavian Tobacco Group our employees are united by their trust in each other, their dedication to delivering outstanding results and by empowerment. We are looking for smart tenacious people who will go that extra mile – every single day. In return, we offer opportunities to challenge the status quo and to develop and grow in your role and our company. Are you up for the challenge? 


Your overall role as Global Category Manager
As a Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for leading and supporting sourcing and business development projects within the Professional Services (Finance, HR, Strategy, overall system development etc.) and other smaller categories. Together with your colleagues and key stakeholders within the organization, you will identify sourcing opportunities as well as drive negotiation and relationship management with our suppliers. This includes development and implementation of sourcing and category strategies and conducting relevant change management activities to ensure that results are anchored in the organisation.


You will work in a high pace environment and be part of a dynamic and highly collaborative team which is facilitating best practice-sharing across all locations including our overseas locations. As Global Category Manager you are responsible for the following:

•    Initiate and drive new cost saving initiatives, securing a constant solid saving pipeline – e.g. prepare and carry out larger tenders including negotiations and finalizing contracts in collaboration with our legal team
•    Consolidate your spend globally in cooperation with both central decision makers and local stakeholders and effectively handle the long tail of suppliers 
•    Conduct in-depth market and vendor research, including identification and engagement of new suppliers 
•    A key driver of efficiency for the business, implementing processes that minimise the business “waste” while ensuring the day-to-day operations of the business runs smoothly
•    Develop our vendor relationship management to include defining overall KPI’s related to quality, delivery and costs to ensure defined targets are met
•    Mapping and analysing data on current spend patterns and identifying cost drivers and opportunities in complex marketplaces


What’s needed for you to succeed?

You have actively been involved in commercial activities for a minimum of 3 years where you have acquired experience in supplier negotiations, stakeholder management, contract management and project management – knowledge from Professional Services is an advantage.


It is important that you take leadership naturally and have high professional expectations for yourself and your colleagues. You are a strong communicater and you know how to "sell" your ideas effectively and also have the ability to work with various stakeholders, colleagues and vendors. You understand the value chain in large organisations and see the bigger picture. Finally, you have excellent communication and presentation skills, work fluently in English and use data to drive evidence-based decision-making. 


As formal requirements you have:

•    3 years of experience from procurement with building strategies/business plans, category management and sourcing 

•    A master’s degree in e.g. Business Administration, Economics, Law or Supply Chain Management
•    An international mind-set and skilled at collaborating across functions in an international company, managing relations, vendors and other stakeholders at various levels in organizations 
•    Excellent communication skills both spoken and written
•    Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with pragmatic approach
•    Experience as a negotiator


About the Procurement team 

Strategic Procurement is established with the aim of bringing significant cost reductions, savings and optimizing vendor/partner relationships to STG. To achieve the potential, we have established a uniform and coordinated procurement approach within STG, by implementing a Centre of Excellence operating model. You will report to the Director of Global Indirect Procurement, who is based in Denmark. The position is located in our head office in Gentofte.


Join our team!

If you are up to the challenge, we’d be happy to receive your application. Please apply by submitting your application no later than December 13th. We will be conducting ongoing interviews and close the position as soon as we find the right candidate. Should you have any questions, please contact Director of Indirect Procurement Claus Olsen at +45 41 88 30 77


Recruitment Agencies: All unsolicited contact should be made through our Talent Acquisition Specialist. We will not accept blind CVs.