Grimsås, SE, 514 70

Function:  Purchasing
Employment type:  Full Time
Required experience:  Experienced - over 5 years
Reference ID:  70578

Category Manager - Raw materials

World-wide turnkey cable supplier seeks Category Manager – Raw Materials

Join our team in Nexans and electrify your future



Onboarding you to the Company.

At Nexans our global vision is to electrify the future. At Buildings & Territories – Northern it means connecting cities and increase energy efficiency. We provide reliable cabling systems and smart energy solutions, including power accessories, to make buildings and power networks more efficient, more people oriented and more sustainable. In Sweden, Nexans has headquartered in Grimsås, a small community in Tranemo municipality, where we are local and close to our customers along with being a part of a global network with all the benefits it entails. Among our employees we share the same values- we are pioneers of the energy transition, dedicated to deliver to the highest standards of performance united to achieve our ambitious goal.  Diversity is key to performance, this we know from our experience. All differences are appreciated and respected at Nexans, so you will be an active part of multinational organization where is not easy to be bored.


Welcoming you to our team.


Let’s join a dynamic team of 6 category managers in remote mode through Europe and Canada covering and supporting 15+ industrial plants.

Business unit purchasing manager and Site purchasing leader are our main internal stakeholders.


Get a flying start.

As a Category Manager – Raw Material you will define the purchasing strategy of the categories, according to the vision of the group, and ensures the alignment of the practices of the countries and the BUs on which you work. The position will give you good opportunities to manage  the development of the main suppliers using margin levers to ensure business continuity. You will maximize value creation within the Commodities category, through coordination between partners and purchasers.


Other tasks/responsibilities:

  • Carry the implementation of qualification projects and alternative materials on your perimeter,
  • Oversee the management of these categories for the Business Group to which you are attached,
  • Oversee the earnings rollout plan and the monthly monitoring of the impact of the purchase actions on your perimeter,
  • Oversee innovation research with suppliers
  • Responsibility for deploying and monitoring the product and service innovation roadmap,
  • Oversee the formal review of supplier performance once a year,
  • Contribute to the definition of KPIs in accordance with the strategic plan and monitors the performance of your category ,
  • Conduct a purchasing risk analysis and define mitigation plans,
  • Analyze market trends (products, suppliers and customers) and cost drivers globally .


How you make an impact.

  • Your analytical and synthesis mind allows you to process a large amount of information to then extract the material necessary for rapid decision-making adapted to the field and issues.
  • It comes natural for you to create good collaborations through establishing trust and transparency with your business partners and your suppliers
  • You are curious and love changes, so you know how to adept and respond quickly to market changes, as well as develop in a matrix organization.
  • Communicating with others comes natural to you even when there is a high pressure and time constraints.


Your starting point when you join

  • You are graduated from a management school specialized in Purchasing or an engineering school.
  • You benefit from a first experience of at least five years in the field of purchasing acquired in an industrial environment.
  • Being in frequent contact with international players, you are fluent in English, in addition to Swedish


Why work with us?

  • MyRoad - your platform for personal development. You have great development opportunities within Nexans - our goal is to internally recruit 60% of our vacancies
  • MyBenify - our benefits portal where our employees receive regular offers and discounts.
  • Access to Nexans Gym in Grimsås