Commodity Manager

Husqvarna AB / Inköpar- och marknadsjobb / Jönköping

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Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries.
Sourcing at Husqvarna Division is organized in several categories which all are responsible for securing quality, delivery, cost efficiency and sustainability of supply within the category. One of the key functions within Sourcing is commodity management of direct material commodities and related commercial relationships with suppliers
The Sourcing Handheld Category is responsible for procuring all direct material used in Husqvarna's Petrol Handheld products with a global set up of both plants and suppliers. Our task is to ensure that the greatest value is provided to the organization 's internal customers and thereby positively affecting the overall business result.
Your future challenge
As Commodity Manager Plastics you are part of a highly motivated team of Commodity Managers and Operational Buyers and you report to the Sourcing Director Commodities. Your primary responsibility is to develop and apply business strategy and relationship management, deliver value in terms of quality, delivery, cost efficiency and sustainability for your commodities during the full product life cycle.
The role requires travelling to suppliers as well as some of Husqvarna's Key sites. You will face a broad role with heavy responsibilities, but also a good base for future growth within the company.
Your responsibilities
Be ultimately responsible for all commercial relations with the suppliers within your commodities and secure set targets of cost, quality, delivery and sustainability.
Create long term strategies, well anchored with internal stakeholders, for your commodities to deliver optimized value and drive implementation of the same.
Develop and maintain vendor agreements.
Manage sourcing projects and lead negotiations of commercial terms and conditions.
Build and maintain mutually beneficial relations with important suppliers in order to improve supplier performance and collaboration, not only to decrease costs and eliminate waste but also to utilize the suppliers full potential in areas such as product development and innovation.
Build and maintain strong internal relations within sourcing functions such as Project Sourcing, Supplier Quality Assurance and Supplier Development but also with other internal stakeholders such as R&D, Logistics and Manufacturing.
Set up and manage the annual budget of cost saving activities and negotiations.

Your qualifications
Master's Degree in engineering or business administration together with recognized qualification in Sourcing or other relevant academic background.
You have a passion and for, as well as extensive experience within sourcing of direct material and mechanic components.
You are a self-motivated team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment.
You have the ability to independently manage complex sourcing projects and initiatives with internal and external stakeholders.
You are a true problem solver who enjoys reducing ambiguity and you are constantly moving forward.
Excellent commercial understanding.

Extensive experience of working in an international environment with purchasing, preferably in commodity management positions.
Extensive technical experience of mechanic or mechatronic components. Excellent knowledge of strategic sourcing methodologies, fact-based negotiation and cross-functional team collaboration.
Extensive experience of working in an international environment. Leadership and change management experience is a merit.

Fluency in English is required. Swedish and other such as German, Chinese and Japanese is a merit.
Your office will be located in Huskvarna. Husqvarna is flexible and you have the opportunity to work from home, but also in the office when needed
Your application
Can you envision yourself being a part of this? If so, send us your application including resumé and personal letter. Last day to apply is August 14 . We do not accept applications via mail due to GDPR.
Due to summer vacation this recruitment process will proceed in middle of August, 2022
For more questions regarding the position please contact:
Hiring manager Björn Rembsgård -
For information about the recruitment, please contact:
Talent Acquisition Partner Sebastian Glaas -
What happens after you have applied?
When the application date is due, we will review your application carefully to see if your profile matches the requirements of the vacant position. If we believe you are a potential candidate for the role, you will be invited for an initial interview. In preparation for the interview you will receive information about the arrangement as well as other steps in the process, such as second interviews, assessments, references and introduction. If you aren't chosen to proceed in the process, you will be informed of this at the latest when the position has been filled


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Sista dag att ansöka är 2022-08-14
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Husqvarna AB
Drottninggatan 2
56182 Huskvarna



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