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Category Manager

Competitive salary

Job Description

Our client, a global industrial group, is seeking a Category Manager for Direct Materials.

The business is currently in a significant growth phase and the Category Manager will be responsible for developing and driving the category strategy, coordinating buyers in various locations in Europe, managing supplier risk and implementing a multiple-sourcing strategy.

The role is located in Västerås with some flexibility to work remotely.

The responsibilities of the Category Manager will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Formulate long-term development strategies for categories
  • Coordinate and execute sourcing plan
  • Cooperate with a team of buyers
  • Foster trustful relationships with suppliers
  • Meet with critical suppliers on a regular basis
  • Drive process improvements
  • Identify and implement cost-reduction activities


  • University degree in Business Administration or Engineering
  • Proven track record in international strategic sourcing gained in a manufacturing environment
  • Great communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong data and analytics skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15-20%

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