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Strategic Buyer - Direct Procurement

There has never been a more exciting time to work in KONGSBERG than right now. With us, you will be in forefront of enabling the business to achieve their objectives through supporting development of and execute sourcing strategies to drive immediate and long-term improvements in Quality, Cost and Delivery, with engagement and support of key stakeholders. You will be joining the organisation at a time when digital innovation is key to the success of the company, and we want people to help us shape this journey.

Location: Preferably Kraków (Poland), Nordics, other KM locations in Europe can be considered for the right candidate.

Key accountabilities:

  • Supporting development of and execute sourcing strategies to drive immediate and long-term improvements in Quality, Cost and Delivery, with engagement and support of key stakeholders
  • Project managing source and method change and/or NPI sourcing within the strategy to meet all program milestones
  • Leading commercial negotiations to achieve the best overall value for KONGSBERG, and ensuring that supplier commercial issues are resolved efficiently and effectively
  • Leading specific supplier relationships fulfilling the accountabilities of supplier leadership and development and creating strategies where applicable
  • Consulting with Marine Global Category Manager(s) and Naval Sourcing Managers to develop and ensure alignment of strategy across the wider Marine business
  • Managing the work queue, including the sourcing of parts/services, and raising and management of purchase documents within the purchasing ERP system as appropriate, with compliance to all required customer and governmental regulations
  • Business Development - where designated, develop and select supply chains to support Naval business growth including technology acquisition programs, developing in-country/localization requirements, and driving lowest compliant cost

 Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Experience in direct procurement, sourcing strategy, category management and negotiation is desirable
  • Strong analytical skills including use of MS Office
  • Higher Education (degree in engineering)
  • Understanding manufacturing or service processes and the cost drivers
  • Understanding the Total Cost of Acquisition impact
  • Understanding Export Control regulations
  • CIPS qualifications would be desirable
  • Experience with direct purchasing, industrial categories (e.g. machined parts, hydraulic components, forgings and castings, electrical, automation)
  • Willingness to travel regionally and internationally
  • Global outlook and exposure to different challenges, cultures and ways of working
  • Excellent written and spoken English

 What we can offer

  • Working in an international environment/stable company with established position in Poland and global market.
  • Participation in various development trainings.
  • Unique atmosphere in a team sharing expertise.
  • Attractive salary and benefits.
  • Interesting experience and opportunity for personal development.
  • Hybrid working scheme.

Our Propulsion and Handling division delivers world class products for propulsion, handling systems, motion control and waterjet for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore and naval. Our products enhance operational efficiency and deliver safe, secure, reliable and sustainable products to our valued customers.

KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We work determined to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

Protechting people and planet