Head of Indirect Services and Investments, General Procurement

Application Start Date17 APR 2018
Applcation End Date29 APR 2018
Functional AreaProcurement
Career LevelProfessionals

Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel. We aim to be the best value creator in stainless by 2020, through our competitive edge of customer orientation and efficiency. The foundation of our business is our ability to tailor stainless steel into any form and for almost any purpose. Stainless steel is sustainable, durable and designed to last forever. Our customers use it to create civilization’s basic structures and its most famous landmarks as well as products for households and various industries. Outokumpu employs 10,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.

General procurement is part of Outokumpu Supply Chain Management Europe organization and responsible for the sourcing of all investments, general materials, services and transport (excl. raw material). We are currently looking for a Head of Indirect Services and Investments who will lead the team and the categories. The role will be based in one of the European Outokumpu offices with international travel requirements.

Responsibilities of the job:
Leading and managing category group categories
Communicating business requirements and strategic goals within the category group
Managing category spend and supporting the supplier management with most relevant suppliers
Leading the negotiations and completion of contracts of significant spend in the category
Driving cross-group synergies and identification of new cost reduction opportunities
Leading and coaching the international team

Master’s degree in business or technology
At least 10 years of experience in commercial negotiations
At least 5 years of experience in leading multicultural teams
Strong negotiation skills and managing commercial relationships
Outstanding leadership and communication skills and ability to influence and convince others
Expert skills in change management and in evaluating breakdown of costs of purchases
Good knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office
Fluent in English both verbal and written

The role reports to Tony Lindström, SVP General Procurement Europe. For more information please contact him, tel. +358 40 727 6367.

Please submit your application latest 29th April, 2018 through this link.