Procurement Category Manager, Logistics - Stockholm & Gdansk

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Procurement Category Manager, Logistics - Stockholm & Gdansk

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Procurement Category Manager, Logistics - Stockholm & Gdansk
Department: HR
Location: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz (Neptun Office)

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Can you combine a keen logistics interest and solid commercial insights to create value for our dairies in a global market and are you looking for a job where you have a local responsibility and high impact?
If so, this is your opportunity to join Arla’s Procurement team and be part of an exciting transformation journey and create value for our business globally. The position is open for our office in Stockholm SE as well as Gdansk PL and will report to our Procurement Senior Director. “You will join a global team spread across Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Poland, Bahrain, Riyadh and Hong Kong. Here, you will be part of the Procurement team responsible for sourcing logistics services for Arla’s production sites, warehouses and distribution centers across the Swedish market.” says Procurement Senior Director Markus Leuschen.
There are 19,000 global employees at the heart of our business. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

About the job 
As our new Procurement Category Manager you will be working closely together with colleagues in Procurement and engage with Arla’s logistics suppliers, Project Management teams and the line management across our business groups, to;

•    Take an active ownership of the categories: Domestic Distribution, Intermediate and Inbound transportation and Warehousing for the Swedish market and drive sourcing and supply management activities.
•    Develop and drive effective procurement category strategies and execution of your category areas together with colleagues in Procurement and key stakeholders across the business.
•    Contribute significantly to Arla’s business through demonstration of expert sourcing and negotiation skills, anticipating and solving issues with minimal support.
•    Engage in projects, applying your procurement skills and logistic insight on strategic, tactical and operational levels, along with supporting the business on ad hoc tasks.
•    Through strong and fruitful relationships with our suppliers set up resilient contingency plans to secure business continuity at all times.
•    Ensure a high level of end-user satisfaction by working closely together with Arla’s logistic organisation and our dairies and sites across Sweden 

In addition, you will establish, maintain and develop optimal relationships with our suppliers, ensuring that they meet agreed-upon quality standards and deliver on-time solutions and services.

Your background
Your background covers a relevant education, preferably a commercial degree at Master level, supplemented with relevant experience from a similar procurement position and you have a solid understanding of logistic services and logistics flows in an international production company. Alternatively you have solid experience from the logistics industry and have the interest and willingness to use this experience in a procurement organisation. We believe that you possess a strong drive and willingness to learn and develop.
Additionally, you have well-versed stakeholder management skills and know how to develop strong relations with people across cultural borders and with various backgrounds. This includes applying a sound business understanding, an open mindset, strong collaboration skills and the ability to adapt your communication directly to all levels of the organisation.

Personally, you see yourself as an outgoing, independently working change agent with a strong drive and win-win approach. You are motivated by achieving your goals both independently and in close collaboration with others. You are a team player who thrives in a dynamic, international work environment with many stakeholders, and are perceived as a role model on both behaviour and work competencies as well as a trouble shooter by colleagues.
Lastly, you are fluent in written and spoken English.

What do we offer?
•    Flexible working time (start your day of work between 7-9) and home office work possibility
•    Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position 
•    Financial support of your education  
•    Medical care & life insurance  
•    Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc. 
•    Scandinavian working style & no dress code 
•    Home kit – monitor, laptop, keyboard, mouse, headsets, webcam
•    Relocation allowance
•    Referral program for employees 
•    Employee Assistance Program (legal, psychological, health, financial consulting, etc.) 
•    Support for your healthy lifestyle (fruit day, facility for sportsmen, sport challenges and activities, Arla active teams / sport groups) 
•    Additional holiday depending on length of employment (up to 4 days) 

… while in the office you can also use some of below:  
•    Modern office space with beautiful view and high standard furniture (i.e. adjustable desks) 
•    Chill-out rooms with X-box, pool table, board games, football table and swing

Application and contact
Please apply as soon as possible and no later than June 12th . Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is found. For additional information, please contact Procurement Senior Director, Markus Leuschen at [ukryte] . Please state in your application where you have seen the advertisement.

Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk
Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation behind many well-known and well-loved brands.

You will become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. You will join almost 600 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla. We currently have an IT Operations department and an IT Solutions department dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our Procurement, Finance and Logistics departments support a wide range of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales worldwide.
We have a dedicated HR operations department that ensures the attraction, development and retention of the best talent around the world. 

Our newest department Member Relations supports our farmers in their everyday work.

With over 14 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you wealth of knowledge and the opportunity to participate in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture.

We have a purpose for Good
At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?

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We are Arla GSS and we deal with business the Scandinavian way.

You most likely associate us with brands like Arla Apetina, Lurpak or Castello. We are part of the global Arla Foods group employing 19,000 people worldwide and delivering 25 trillion glasses of milk a year. That being said… At our office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz we do not produce butter or cheese, nor do we conduct milk quality assessment. We are a Global Shared Services Center. Read more about us on:

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  • Data wyróżnienia: 26.05.2023
  • Data wprowadzenia: 26.05.2023
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