Kamstrup is looking for Strategic Purchaser
Do you want to be responsible for leading purchasing activities in global development projects? Are you passionate about having a job where you can combine your great technical interest in mechanics with your commercial understanding? Are you a motivated and competent Strategic Purchaser with ambitions of working in an innovative international company that is growing?
Become a part of the Strategic Sourcing team
Kamstrup is a Danish technology company and one of the world’s leading manufacturer of intelligent metering solutions with headquarters in Stilling south of Aarhus. We are experiencing a great demand for our products and are focussing on developing and producing intelligent metering solutions and services for energy and water consumption. Our ambition is to transform meter data into insights that can help utilities optimize production and distribution of energy and water.
With direct reference to our Head of Direct Sourcing, you will become a part of a professional project procurement team which consists of 8 competent and dedicated colleagues. In the team, we share the responsibility of creating the best results related to new products and through participation in projects, where you will have a close collaboration with e.g. our Technology department.
A job with responsibility for purchasing deliveries in development projects
As our new Strategic Purchaser you will become the driving force in Kamstrup’s purchase of mechanical components in Technology-driven projects, and therethrough ensure that strategic sourcing has the opportunity to influence and optimize projects early in the phase of development. It is therefore essential that you are ready to handle and run several projects simultaneously.
You will be responsible for:
• Ensuring Strategic Sourcing deliveries in development and sourcing projects, which includes ensuring the quality, price and deliveries of new products, as well as controlling the phasing-in and out of components
• Managing tasks related to purchase and logistics in connection with selection of components through interaction with the Development department
• Contributing to optimization of the quality of purchased goods through active collaboration with the suppliers
• Ensuring price and delivery security of new goods as well as expedient storage composition in collaboration with the Planning function
In the job, you can expect around 15-30 travel days a year.
We are looking for a result-oriented Strategic Purchaser, who can contribute to the continued success of Kamstrup through great technical understanding and drive. You have a technical Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience within procurement, preferably from a similar position, where you have participated in development projects. It would furthermore be an asset if you have experience from a manufacturing company.
In addition, it is important that you:
• Have relevant project management competences
• Have great interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
• Are efficient in communicating across all levels of the organisation as well as with external partners
• Are structured as well as able to prioritize and are persistent
• Is able to set a direction and motivate people around you
It is a requirement that you both speak and write English and Danish.
We offer more than just a job
You will become part of a growing international company that strives to ensure clean water and energy to a maximum number of people every day. In the position, we offer an exciting and varied workday with a broad interface within and outside the organisation. You will get the freedom to act and take responsibility as well as structure your own workday.
We offer flexible working hours and numerous employee benefits at our Head Quarter, counting a healthy canteen, free fruit, fitness facilities, in-house dental clinic, hairdresser and a free health clinic. Moreover, we 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, and you can expect a response within six weeks.
The job will be located at Kamstrup’s headquarter in Stilling, between Aarhus and Skanderborg.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of Direct Sourcing, Maybrit Schmidt Overgaard on phone: +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.