Category Manager for Indirect, Group Procurement, Lyngby

Indrykket: 7.10.2019

COWI A/S, Kongens Lyngby

We are looking for a competent and energetic Category Manager for Indirect Procurement with the ambition to set and achieve stretching targets for COWI. You will be responsible for optimizing our global spending related to key sub-categories within Indirect.

Our new Category Manager for Indirect holds a key position in the implementation and maintenance of contracts and best practice with a view to optimize supplier performance.

The Procurement area is identified by Executive Board as a key priority within COWI, so the position also entails a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a world class procurement function.


You will continuously optimize and achieve the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership and ensure minimal contractual and commercial risks while taking quality, environmental and societal aspects into consideration.

Yours tasks will include:

  • Long term category strategy development and execution for key sub-categories
  • Active collaboration with internal stakeholders in identifying and carrying out selected procurement projects
  • Leading the preparation and execution of negotiations in cross-functional teams and finalizing frame agreements with selected suppliers
  • Facilitation of executive level meetings and alignment of supplier strategies and collaboration
  • Updating the stakeholders on the market situation and act as a professional business partner, challenging the status quo
  • Network building and network development internally and externally.
  • Your role has a global range and you will have a global impact in your area. Therefore, you can anticipate 15-25 travel days a year.


You will most likely hold an academic degree, e.g. a M.Sc. in Business Administration or Engineering and have a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.

Furthermore, you have:

  • Documented experience in strategic procurement, supplier performance and supplier management
  • In-depth knowledge and experience on tender process, execution and negotiation strategies
  • In-depth functional knowledge of supply chain management tools, techniques and processes
  • Project management skills, including the ability to develop business plans, plan a project, drive problem solving and manage a project team.
  • Experience in procurement in the consulting industry or an international organization is an advantage, but not a requirement.


Our internal stakeholders are highly skilled & well-educated engineers and academics, with a vast work experience and nationalities – so it is important that you appreciate technical challenges and have excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.

Furthermore, you can recognize yourself in the following statements:

  • You thrive in a dynamic environment and are a true team player with the ability to debate technical issues based on strong communication and sharp analytical skills
  • You strive to reach both your own and common goals
  • Your English language skills, oral and written, are excellent and you are a proficient IT user
  • You are result-oriented and focus on customers' needs and satisfaction.


At COWI, we offer exciting careers and emphasize personal development, accountability and independence in everything we do.

We maintain a great social environment and provide many opportunities to influence your own development through targeted training, coaching and knowledge sharing.


If you would like further information on the position, please contact:

Karsten Johansson
Senior Vice President
Procurement and Facility Management
+45 5640 4656

We look forward to receiving your CV and application before 3 November 2019. Please note that we conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.
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Ansøgningsfrist Søndag den 03. november 2019
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