Kamstrup is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager
Strategic Sourcing Manager – Production Equipment
Are you looking for a career within strategic sourcing in an international company in growth? Are you passionate about sourcing, category management, and negotiation? Do you thrive in an outgoing role, where stakeholder management is the key to success?
Become part of our Strategic Sourcing team
Kamstrup is a Danish technology company and a world leading supplier of intelligent metering solutions and services. We experience significant demand for our products, solutions, and services, where we have a strong focus on developing the most innovative and value-adding intelligent metering solutions and services for energy- and water consumption. Our ambition is to transform meter data into insights that will help utilities optimise the production and distribution of clean energy and water.
With a direct reference to our Head of Indirect Sourcing, you will become part of a small, but skilled and ambitious team of 5 colleagues, who work with various categories within strategic sourcing including connectivity, production equipment, IT services, and much more. You will, furthermore, be a part of our larger Strategic Sourcing department, which consists of 22 skilled colleagues. Our ambition is to support Kamstrup’s continued growth journey by finding the best partners and suppliers, so we can continue to deliver the best services at a competitive price. We have a fun and energetic environment, and we help and support each other to raise our maturity and create common success.
Strategic Sourcing Manager with main focus on the category, production equipment
In the position as Strategic Sourcing Manager, your key focus will be production equipment, but you will also be involved in the overall strategy and direction for Indirect Sourcing in Kamstrup. Later, other categories will also need attention, but the core focus is production equipment. Building a category strategy and later executing the strategy will include disciplines as spend analysis, market analysis, supplier and contract overview, stakeholder mapping and knowing their strategy and finally identifying sourcing opportunities.
Furthermore, you will be responsible for:
• Executing sourcing projects and activities from agreed category strategies, but also execution of ad-hoc sourcing needs from key stakeholders
• Develop and innovate with current and new suppliers, locally and internationally, to meet future needs and demands
• Delivering savings from a TCO perspective, including focus on service and quality
• Ensure scalability, agility, compliance, and quality in the solutions and supplier corporation
• Ensure that decisions within your categories are based on facts and data
• Contribute to the team with leanings, knowledge sharing, feedback, and best practices experience. And equally be willing learn and to receive feedback. Regardless of level of experience, then we never stop learning.
In the job, you can expect 5-15 travel days per year.
You have a strong technical understanding and preferable experience from sourcing production equipment, paired with a solid business sense. Perhaps you have an engineering background and a good business sense or the other way around, a business degree and a good technical understanding of machinery. It is a requirement that you have a minimum of 3 years of experience, from a similar position.
We are looking for a person with a great personal drive to create results. You work proactively and are always seeking new information which makes you challenge status quo. You are excellent at stakeholder management and creating relations across the organisation. You can contribute to the continued success of Kamstrup through knowledge sharing and supporting your colleagues. You are curious to learn and a teamplayer.
It is a requirement that you speak and write English and Danish fluently.
We offer more than just a job
In the job as a Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will have the opportunity to build and define the future strategy for how Kamstrup source production equipment to factories in Denmark, the US, and at future sites. And equally define the strategy for other categories. You will be in close contact with key stakeholders in Supply Chain and play a critical role in gearing Kamstrup production for future growth.
We offer you flexible working hours and a lot of fringe benefits, such as: great canteen, free fruit, fitness center, in-house dentist, in-house hairdresser, and free health care clinic. We also have an active employee association.
Do you want to be a part of Kamstrup?
Please submit your application by using the link below. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis, but you can expect a response within six weeks.
The job is located at Kamstrup’s headquarters in Stilling, near Aarhus.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Indirect Sourcing, Simon Kristensen on telephone number: +45 89 93 10 00.
Kamstrup develops, produces and sells smart energy and water meters, relating reading systems, data analysis tools and services to utilities and other users over the entire world. Through our leadership, expertise and passion for partnership, we always think forward in pursuit of a brighter energy future; one that advances the performance of every customer, whilst creating lasting value for the communities they serve. We take responsibility for the way we act and we are committed to reduce waste with the purpose of securing clean water and energy to a maximum number of people.
Kamstrup has over 1.500 employees in more than 20 countries with headquarters in Denmark. Kamstrup has a healthy economy, growth rates and a strong focus on development of technology and staff. You can read more about Kamstrup on our website and see our annual report here. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook, to be updated on latest news and vacant positions.