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Category Manager
Vapo Oy

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 3.5.2019
Vapo Group's SCM is responsible for the strategic development and operational management of end to end supply chain (incl. sourcing & procurement, production, logistics) and environment, quality and safety management within the VAPO group in Finland, Sweden and Estonia. SCM aims at creating best value in bioenergy industry through best-in class supply chain management capability and performance. Customer centricity throughout the SCM organization and effective collaboration with internal and external customers, with Divisions and other functions and with partners in logistics and production are key success factors. The SCM function employs over 200 professionals.

We are now looking for a Category Manager into Vapo Group's SCM Sourcing & Procurement.

Role reports to Vapo Group's Sourcing & Procurement Director. Category Manager works also in deep collaboration with Vapo Group's business division and other teams in SCM function. Your location can be either in Vantaa or Jyväskylä.

Category Manager's main responsibility is to manage, execute and develop strategic sourcing of specific procurement categories to create value and in addition to take care of sourcing and procurement process and tool development in Vapo Group.

Strategic responsibilities: (over 12 months)
• Is responsible for implementation of category strategy
• Is responsible for relationship management with key suppliers in responsible categories
• Is responsible for recognizing and maximizing Vapo Group synergies in responsible categories throughout the Vapo Group
• Is responsible for Vapo Group Sourcing & Procurement strategic process and tool development through all categories

Tactical responsibilities: (1-12 months)
• Is responsible for annual planning and implementation of category activities
• Is responsible for sourcing of new suppliers and annual / quarterly negotiations with key suppliers (incl. contract management)
• Is responsible for supporting demand and supply planning managed by operation teams (Peat, Biofuel, Grow & Care)
• Is responsible for managing development projects and implementing processes and systems

Operational responsibilities: (0-4 weeks)
• Is responsible for follow-up and support to operative teams as needed:
◦Purchase, order, invoice verification, delivery follow-up
◦Vendor auditing and claim management
◦Contract management

Enabling role:
• Acts in close and effective collaboration with all Vapo group Divisions and other teams in SCM
• Develops effective sourcing & procurement processes and tools
• Acts as owner of the purchasing category throughout Vapo Group

To be successful in the role, following skills and expertise are required / beneficial:
• Typical level of education: Master/Bachelors’ degree or polytechnic degree in economics, industrial management or technology
• Fluent both verbal and in writing in English language and other company language (Finnish, Swedish or Estonian)
• Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience from similar level role
• Deep sourcing and procurement experience
• Deep understanding how to successfully develop sourcing and procurement to create value
• Process and tool development experience: understanding how to develop end to end processes within sourcing & procurement
• Project management experience: from idea to effective implementation and business benefit realization
• Effective networking and collaboration in matrix organization

More information about the open position will be given by Sourcing & Procurement Director Jani Mökkönen tel. +358 40 8425742.

Please fill in your application no later than 20th of May 2019. Please note, that we will review applications also before the closing day, so don't hesitate to fill in your application at the earliest possible opportunity.