Company: Thule AB
Location: Malmö


Thule Group är världsledande på produkter som gör det enkelt att lätt, säkert och snyggt ta med sig det man behöver och bryr sig om när man lever ett aktivt liv. Under mottot Active Life, Simplified. erbjuder bolaget produkter inom produktkategorierna Sport&Cargo Carriers (t.ex takräcken, takboxar, hållare för cykel-, vatten- och vintersport som transporteras med bil), Packs, Bags & Luggage (t.ex. dator- och kameraväskor, vandringsryggsäckar, resväskor), RV Products (t.ex markiser, cykelhållare och tält för husbilar och husvagnar) och Active with Kids (t.ex cykelkärror, barnvagnar, barncykelstolar).

Thule Group har cirka 2 300 anställda vid 9 produktionsanläggningar och 35 försäljningskontor över hela världen. Produkterna säljs på 140 marknader och försäljningen under 2018 uppgick till 6,5 miljarder kronor.

We are looking for a Category Manager Plastic to join our Purchasing organization that is providing valuable and reliable performance in the sourcing and purchasing of products, components and services for all business purposes. The purchasing organization commits to this value by reassuring that the supplier base delivers to the right quality, to the right price and at the right time and that the supplier base is meeting Thule Group’s current and future range- & customer needs..

As Category Manager Plastic you will create and lead the implementation of sourcing strategies of our plastic materials. You will develop capacities and supply set ups aligned with range development and market needs and to secure production and technique development in alignment with our R&D department. You will manage strategic supplier relations and ensure businesses the Thule Group way and also decide upon supplier classification and supplier structure build up and to assign new businesses to site sourcing responsible in co-operation with project purchaser. The role has a global focus which means working across Europe, Asia and Americas The plastic supplier base is currently challenged to manage high season capacity needs and introducing new products effectively and we need to develop the supplier base very quickly.

We believe you have a minimum of 3 years of experience from strategic sourcing in an international business environment, preferably knowledgeable about category management principles. We trust you have an academic degree within engineering, business economics or comparable working experience. We would prefer if you have a good supplier market knowledge within the plastic industry as well as a good technical understanding of plastic materials and production processes.

We believe in strong team work both within your own team but also across teams. We strive to be an open and curious organization, sharing our knowledge and inspiring one another. Within Thule Group you will find people who have a passion for the products we make and the outdoor company we are. We share the same values and we like to have fun. All of our employees have a joint responsibility to maintain that spirit and contribute to it.

The position is placed at our head office in Malmö and you will be reporting to our Vice President Nis Gjendal.

If you believe you would enjoy working in such an environment and feel that the professional tasks will be challenging, please submit your application no later than 29th May. We look forward to your application!