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Sourcing Manager

  • Application Deadline: March 28, 2023
  • Oslo
  • Application Deadline: March 28, 2023
  • Oslo

An exciting opportunity to be at the center of reMarkable’s continued success story

reMarkable is a Norwegian tech company on a mission to help people think better in a distracted world. We recently confirmed our status as Norway’s latest unicorn, with over 300 employees in Oslo and a million devices sold worldwide. In what feels like no time, we've gone from a small startup finding its way to being one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe.

Following the successful launch of reMarkable 2, which wasnamed one of TIME's top 100 inventions of 2020, and our new subscription service, Connect, in 2021, we've set ourselves exciting growth and product development goals for 2023. To help us get there, we need new colleagues ready to make a real difference through their work – and that’s where you come in.

reMarkable has outsourced all manufacturing and selected development activities since the beginning. The current manufacturing network is located in Asia, but is managed and developed by our Partner Management team in Oslo. As the manufacturing network is developing and expanding, we are now strengthening our Partner Management team with a Sourcing Manager who is passionate about developing high performing manufacturing partners to enable the continued growth of reMarkable.

Becoming a part of our Partner Management team puts you right in the core of reMarkable and gives you an unique opportunity to add value and develop yourself. You will be instrumental for the success of our product development projects at the same time as you support and enable our Operations teams to achieve their objectives together with our manufacturing partners.

About the role

As a Sourcing Manager you will be given the responsibility to manage and develop our Manufacturing Partners, based on an overall strategy. You will have a broad interface and will manage stakeholders both internally and externally. Key elements of your responsibility will be supplier relationship management, contract management and following up on commercial performance to ensure that our manufacturing partners contribute to business success, success in new product development/introduction and success in operations for reMarkable.

The role is part of our Supply Chain department.

The role’s key responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage and develop long-term supplier relationships and contracts with Manufacturing Partners in cooperation with management, projects and operations

  • Contribute to the development and operationalization of global sourcing and supplier strategies

  • Maintain a good understanding of internal needs and priorities and seek ways of meeting these with the relevant Manufacturing Partners

  • Responsible for supplier relationship management, follow up on supplier performance, and contract lifecycle management

  • Drive the improvement agenda to develop our Manufacturing Partners towards performance targets and commercial excellence

  • Lead all supplier negotiations and involve other internal stakeholders when relevant

  • Serve as a point of escalation for Operations and Projects if Manufacturing Partners fails to meet agreed expectations

  • Manage and develop our processes and way of working with suppliers to ensure quality and efficiency

  • Contribute on initiatives within the wider supply chain area when required

Who are you?

We are looking for you who have built some experience within sourcing and procurement and are triggered by joining reMarkable’s journey to help the world think better through technology. You are attracted by high pace environments where you are given a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to shape and develop your own role. You are comfortable with your ability to handle rapid changes and to navigate when the map is not giving you all the answers. You are curious and an eager learner who sees new challenges as an opportunity to develop yourself. You are able to work independently, but are also a team player who knows when and how to involve a broader range of people to succeed with the task at hand. You have a strategic business mindset, and are able to understand and learn new technologies. You’re comfortable with working together with engineers, lawyers, supply chain professionals and you’re not intimidated by titles.

What experience do you have:

  • Master's degree in relevant subject areas (e.g. business/engineering) or equivalent

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience from positions within strategic sourcing and/or global supply management and/or management consulting

  • Experience from managing outsourced (manufacturing) services within relevant industries will be an advantage

  • Experience from develop, negotiate and manage contracts

  • Experience from handling negotiations and achieving strong results

  • Proficient level of skill in English both orally and in writing. Advanced level of skill in Norwegian and/or Mandarin will be an advantage but not a requirement

What do we believe you need in order to succeed in this role?

  • Strong negotiation skills combined with strategic business mindset and financial acumen

  • Able to get things done and at the same time keep the long term strategic perspective

  • A natural curiosity combined with problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to understand, manage and impact stakeholders on all levels

  • Top communication and people skills to appropriately manage internal and external stakeholders

  • Good at getting progress and moving things forward, either if you are required to work independently or if you need to collaborate with others to reach your goals

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20%, primarily in China and SE Asia

Work with great people

Mariana Eggers
VP Design
"Å kunne dele kundenes tilbakemeldinger og virkelig få påvirke produktutviklingen er det jeg elsker med å jobbe i rM"
Ole Øyvind Skaaret
QA Engineer
"Det som er fantastisk med å jobbe i rM er at man raskt blir en del av et team med dedikerte og hyggelige mennesker"
Magnus Heimsjø
Chief Marketing Officer
"Sjansen til å bygge en global merkevare fra bunnen av dukker sjelden opp i Norge. Bli med på reisen!"
Tobias Strand Johansen
New Product Introduction Lead
"Jeg jobber i Norges raskeste e-commerce verdikjede, med superkule nerder på alle kanter - det blir ikke bedre enn det!"
Henrik Hedlund
Senior Software Engineer
"Jeg liker å jobbe i rM fordi vi har en moderne og annerledes teknologi-stack og man får raskt ansvar for ulike områder"

Skills & Requirements

What do we offer?

  • Highly competitive salary and pension plan

  • A new Macbook/PC, reMarkable 2, choice of mobile phone, and home Wi-Fi allowance

  • Five weeks vacation + 5 reMarkable days to use as you wish

  • Premium health insurance (incl. physiotherapy and private medical consultations)

  • Access to our employee share incentive scheme

  • Flexible working hours

  • Rewarding and challenging tasks on a wide range of projects

  • Regular team events, parties, and off-site retreats

  • A shared Headspace account for your mental well-being

  • Career development opportunities as a leader or subject specialist

  • Centrally-located modern offices in Grünerløkka, Oslo

  • A unique opportunity to contribute to one of the fastest-growing tech scaleups in Norway

At reMarkable, we offer the opportunity to contribute towards building a global tech company. You'll join a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and be involved in every step of creating a product that's used and valued by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe.

Besides robust career development and growth opportunities, we offer a workplace where everyone can influence the company's direction, story, and success. We're a committed and highly motivated team with a lot of love for what we do and the people that we work with.

Through collaboration, we create a generous, respectful, and supportive environment where people take the extra steps needed to help each other succeed as well as exceed expectations.

Other Information

  • Contact Svein-Ove Sørheim Lyngbø, VP Sourcing & Procurement on [email protected]|+47 90 75 08 36 if you have any questions about the role

  • Application Deadline: March 29th 2023

  • You should have a valid work permit from the EU/EEA. (Relocation assistance is provided)

  • We will review applicants after the deadline OR on a continuous basis


Great Place to Work

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  • Kontorplass i Norges kuleste kontorvilla

  • Seks uker ferie

  • Et fantastisk arbeidsmiljø med dyktige kollegaer

  • Din egen reMarkable til odel og eie!

About the company

reMarkable is a Norwegian tech company on a mission to help people think better in a distracted world. In what feels like no time at all, we’ve gone from a small startup to one of the fastest-growing tech scaleups in Norway.

Following the successful launch of reMarkable 2, which was named one of TIME's top 100 inventions of 2020, and our new subscription service, Connect, in 2021, we’ve set exciting growth and product development goals for the coming year. To help us get there, we need new colleagues ready to make a real difference through their work – which is where you come in.

Good work culture and internal cooperation are essential for us and we do our utmost to ensure that everyone thrives and can perform their best with us. We try as much as possible to share information and involve our employees in both large and small decisions and as a permanent employee, you will be involved in many exciting processes.

Kine Arenberg | Contact Person

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