Are you a Category Manager with strong background in working with indirect materials as your categories then this is the role for you.

Client Details

For our client, a multinational American molecular diagnostics company with offices in Solna Stockholm, we are looking for their new Category Manager Indirect Materials.


The Category Manager is responsible for defining, aligning, and implementing the strategy for assigned categories globally for the company. The role is also responsible for supplier account management, which includes supplier performance responsibility as well as the lead contact for escalations and negotiations for those suppliers.


  • Responsible for supplier account management on behalf of the company including contracts, key negotiations, supplier performance management, and is the primary contact for escalations related to supplier
  • Develop a professional relationship with key suppliers through executive meetings and execution to the defined business metrics
  • Develop, align, and implement global sourcing strategies for the commodities assigned by focusing on lowest total cost of ownership and flexibility through supplier segmentation, development, and management
  • Negotiates and maintains agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships
  • Engages with the NPI process to ensure alignment with the commodity strategies
  • Directs new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from the company's supply base
  • Drives resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery, or lead-time, which may include engagement with sub-tiers in the supply chain
  • Develops and presents high level cost reduction opportunities


  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialised discipline or field
  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
  • Direct experience leading cross-functional teams to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions
  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Power Point, Agile, and SAP
  • Ability to read and interpret product BOM's
  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt, critical thinking skills, and problem solve under pressure
  • Great English spoken and written proficiency, Swedish Not a requirement


Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7+ Year's Experience


  • Experience, background in medical device or diagnostics industry
  • Experience with OEM chemicals and reagents

Job Offer


Employment form: permanent contract. Apply today as the position might be filled before the end date of the ad.

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Category Manager Indirect Materials

Michael Page

Plats: Stockholm
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Bachelor, Executive, Management, Power Point, SAP, SCOM, Supply chain