Global Senior Category Manager

AVK Holding A/S

AVK Holding A/S

The core business area for AVK is development and production of valves used in water and gas supply, handling of waste water and a series of industrial objectives. AVK’s products play a central role in ensuring clean drinking water and are highly based on recycling materials. The group has a series of other activities regarding clever gas meters, components for wind power and rubber, and plastic products.

The AVK group is family owned and has its headquarters in Galten between Aarhus and Silkeborg. With a net-turnover of approx. EUR +850m and more than 4.500 employees spread across 100+ production and sales companies across the world, AVK is a large player in the industry. Quality, continuity, sustainability, and close customer relations form the foundation for the objective of being the customers’ preferred choice.

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Global Senior Category Manager

Do you have the skills and want to take over the responsibility for the largest purchasing category for AVK Holding A/S and play a key role in the continuing and ambitious development of the purchasing area in AVK Holding A/S? Then we might just have the job for you!

Strategic purchasing
You will be responsible for the castings category, which is the largest purchasing category within AVK Holding A/S and is run alongside three purchasing offices in Poland, China, and India. The position refers to the Global Procurement Director in AVK Holding A/S.

Your main task will be to run and develop the castings category, which currently has 60+ suppliers globally casting workpieces from raw materials via customer specific constructions drawings and specifications. The category is incredibly interesting and has a large potential for development spanning from the contractual to supply chain issues to competency development of key suppliers. There is also a central task pertaining to competency development of the purchasing offices, which in the future will solve more tasks, which currently are solved centrally. You should expect 40-60 days of travel per year.

Alongside the category task you will play a key part in the strategic continued development and commercialization of the purchasing area in AVK Holding A/S.

Highly internationally oriented purchasing profile
It is vital that you have considerable experience with Category Management in an international context and experience from a larger, international group is a plus. Furthermore, it is vital that you personally can range the strategic, tactical, and operational elements within purchasing, such as the interplay with key suppliers including the selection, negotiation, quality assurance etc. It would be an advantage if you are familiar with the castings category, but it is not a requirement. You hold a relevant further education within the commercial area.

You have a large amount of business know-how and strong negotiation abilities but also a wider understanding of supply chain, process development, technology, and leadership, both direct and indirect. You succeed in building fruitful cooperative relationships and have a both analytical and structured working style. You have a large amount of drive, are driven by creating outcomes and are robust and resourceful. You speak and write English at an advanced level.

You are offered a very interesting position in a large international group that is growing significantly. Terms are negotiated at a competitive level.

I you have any questions, please contact Research Consultant Sascha Boye Kristensen at +45 2011 4555

Please note that we only need your CV, when you apply for the position. Your enquiry is treated confidentially and will not be passed on without your consent.

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