Development and Implementation of Purchasing Strategies Worldwide

We are stronger together and the Rock Drilling Tools (RDT) division puts high focus on the purchasing process. Would you like to lead the development and implementation of purchasing strategies in the RDT division? Are you interested in working globally and cross functionally with the purchasing departments and other functions in our production centers as well as strategic suppliers?

About the Role

Purchasing has previously been a local production center activity, but now we are in transition from a local to a strong global alignment and coordination of purchasing. We know that we can achieve substantial cost reductions by increasing the purchasing power through aggregation of total volume for a material category. The challenge ahead is to continue to drive this development towards lowest total cost and minimize the supply risk. In order to enable change and create new possibilities, we will cross functionally review and standardize the material specifications, challenge the established suppliers and manufacturing methods.

To help us meet our objectives, we now look for a strategic leader who is willing to take on the role as Global Category Manager. The mission is to take the lead and coordinate the division’s activities within a defined material category.

The responsibility also incorporates;

  • To lead category teams across production centers within purchasing and cross functionally with R&D, quality and other functions.
  • To map the supplier landscape, evaluate supplier capabilities and select supplier candidates for future development.
  • To develop and implement strategies for the material group with the target to lower cost and lead time with maintained or increased quality and performance.
  • To lead and organize negotiations and follow up on the development.

The Global Category Manager reports to Vice President Purchasing and will be located at our head office in Fagersta, Sweden.

Our Candidate

We look for a professional individual who is/has;

  • At least 3 years’ experience of strategic purchasing, logistics or project management.
  • A proven, result oriented leader with strong communication skills.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills.
  • Structured with the ability to see the full picture of our business.
  • Project management experience and skills.
  • Training in the field of material engineering and/or work experience with the materials we use (preferable).
  • A university degree in engineering, finance or logistics.
  • Fluent in English and Swedish. Knowledge of other languages is a merit.
  • Knowledge of the division’s products and materials used (preferable).

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees. Learn more at

Atlas Copco Secoroc is a division within Atlas Copco’s Mining & Rock Excavation Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets rock drilling tools worldwide. Its products are used for rock excavation within the mining and construction business for both surface and underground applications. The division is headquartered in Fagersta, Sweden and has production in six continents.  

Ort Fagersta
Län Västmanlands län
Land Sverige
  • Lena Ottaway, +46 70 547 36 00
Sista ansökningsdag 2017-08-20

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