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Category Manager, Electrical Components

  • Application Deadline: June 9, 2024
  • Helsinki
  • Application Deadline: June 9, 2024
  • Helsinki

Konecranes is looking for a dynamic Category Manager into the Procurement team. In this role you need to understand business needs and opportunities, strategic imperatives and tactical ways to implement cost reduction together with all relevant stakeholders. You need to know how to reach set impactful targets and implement strategic aims, such as supplier base consolidation. In certain categories, you will need to introduce new cost competitive suppliers to compete with current supplier base. You will work cross-functionally with business across Konecranes and report to Director of the Category Group.

Your key responsibilities

  • Create capable and cost-efficient supplier base
  • Category Management for Konecranes’ own IPR Electonics and Electrical Components
  • Create, implement and maintain category strategy and action plans to reach category strategic targets
  • Map stakeholder’s (BA) requirements within category and reach annual cost reduction targets
  • Prepare and lead supplier negotiations and business meetings
  • Drive supplier performance Management
  • Communicate internally about the status and activities within categories
  • Drive supplier segmentation by initiating segmentation proposals
  • Ensure that the Supplier Agreements, in line with Konecranes standards, are in place for all approved, preferred, and strategic suppliers
  • Act as a supplier manager and be accountable for the relationships with selected suppliers

In addition, we expect you to

  • Create mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers and ensure competitive advantage for Konecranes within categories where we foresee a risk for disruptions for supply
  • Facilitate and coordinate category stakeholder collaboration
  • Create understanding of our suppliers, their industry, their commodities, their competition and in this way build our levers to be applied in well prepared negotiations and category strategies
  • Cooperate closely with internal category stakeholders
  • Lead Supplier Manager Network within own responsibility area
  • Identify new industrial operation capital efficiency opportunities for Konecranes Group

Work with great people

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Skills & Requirements

What should you bring?

  • University level degree in Engineering/Economics or comparable competences
  • More than five years of experience in sourcing manager role in international company with proven track record.
  • Proven ability to gain credibility with people across the organization and understand business requirements
  • Willingness to act in line with all Konecranes values, policies, quality system and other regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage senior management and build relationships
  • Ability to develop strategies and tactical plans in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Confidence in analyzing and evaluating large amount of data
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Resilience and ability to cope with pressure

Why join us?

We offer you a meaningful position in a global business environment with many opportunities for personal growth and development. The opportunity to be part of global procurement organization and chance to contribute to the success of the organization. You will work in an energetic and collaborative global team.

At Konecranes, we want to foster an environment where people enjoy their work and feel respected and trusted. In addition to offering interesting career paths, we are constantly looking to improve the wellbeing of our employees. We offer our employees a flexible work environment tailored to their life situation

Great Place to Work

  • A fantastic culture and work place

  • Possibility to grow and develop

  • Work with great colleagues

  • Great perks and benefits

  • A strong leadership

  • International careers and opportunities

  • These are all customizable here

About the company

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive.

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.

Aref Abedi (Jobylon) | Contact Person

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