Verisure Securitas Direct, winner of the 2017 Swedish Mobile Awards IoT Enterprise of the Year, is the European market leader in monitored ‘smart alarms’, serving more than 2.5 million residential and small business customers. This entrepreneurial company operates in 14 countries in Europe and LATAM. With over 25 years of experience in the security industry, our R&D Centre is pushing the boundaries of innovation, through continuously evolving our smart home security product and service offering.

We are looking for world class talent to join our team of over 200 people at our R&D Centre in Malmö, who are working on the future of IoT, to deliver outstanding user experiences, on both physical and digital products and services.

Job purpose

As a Category Manager you will ensure compliance of purchasing policies and provide management for the Group. The role includes cost and budget control, continuous improvement of processes, agreement negotiations, reduction and optimization of our providers’ ecosystem and securing information flow between stakeholders. To succeed in the role, you need to be confident to drive and implement savings, master plan purchases, negotiation processes and support in strategic projects.

The role is mainly focused on technology purchasing within IT and telecom. You need to have extensive knowledge of various IT systems, structures of telecom, storage and the underlying technology. As our Category Manager, you should have a close collaboration with our Directors of IT and IT Operations to ensure compilations, plans and savings initiatives within the whole IT organisation.

You will report to our Indirect Procurement Lead Nordics in the Procurement Department. The role will include some travelling (mainly in Europe). The position Is located at our R&D Center in Malmö, Sweden. Our bright and open office space is just a 5-minute walk from the Central Station.

Main Responsibilities

  • Acquisition of products, purchase monitoring and control of the technology/IT/telecom categories
  • Develop reports and reporting procurement processes
  • Ensure compliance of the procurement policies including approval and evaluation of providers and processes
  • Implement master plan purchases and saving plans
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the providers’ performance
  • Briefing and negotiation of framework agreements with suppliers Management and maintenance of suppliers
  • Cost control over suppliers and product

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in Purchasing in an international business
  • University degree within Engineering or Business Administration or similar
  • Deep knowledge of Technology/IT/telecom
  • Experienced negotiator with a cost-conscious mindset
  • Profound knowledge of agreements and commercial law
  • Confident in process management and implementation
  • Previous experience with international providers
  • Fluent in English

Personal Characteristics

To succeed in the role, you need to be excellent at communicating, we expect you to be able to express opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly to various audiences. You adapt to different situations and personalities to lead negotiations and maneuver providers. You are used to work structured in a fast-paced environment where you take in large amounts of information and turn it in to useful guidelines. As a person, you easily connect with others around you and establish long term relationships at all levels. You work is reflected by flexibility, attention to detail and goal-orientation. Above that you are independent, confident and adaptable.

About the Company

Securitas Direct Verisure Group is the European market leader in monitored ´smart alarms´ delivering outstanding service to over 2 million customers with a team of more than 10 000 employees. We operate in 14 countries across Europe and Latin America.

We Offer

Passion for our People

We believe that we make a difference every day. To do that, we need committed and engaged employees. Our people are accountable for delivering world-class service and they are passionate about making the world a safer and more secure place. Our teams operate with integrity and respect for one another fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit. We are building a high performance organization through investing in our people with great development and growth opportunities.

Passion for Innovation

We are a growth company. Our continuous investment in innovation has led to consistent top and bottom line growth. The more we grow, the safer the world becomes.

Our Investors

We are owned by a leading private equity firm: Hellman & Friedman. Our sponsor has invested in our innovation pipeline and in our organization to fuel our accelerated growth and play a leading role in the industry. For more information, visit our web http://www.verisure.com

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 40
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2017/66
Published 30.Nov.2017
Last application date 09.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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