Joining our dynamic Procurement team, as a Category Manager you will be supporting strategic procurement of our Protein category. You will be an integral part of a fast-growing scale-up, making sure that we can provide fresh, high quality ingredients and sustainable packaging for our customers across the Nordics.
We are looking for a candidate who will bring an analytical, structured and proactive way of working, focused on delivering results in a high-paced environment. Our ideal applicant has experience from a high performance culture environment in the food/retail industry and is hungry to take on a challenge and make an impact at a fun, fast-growing, mission-driven meal kit delivery service business. We are looking for someone with a commercial mindset with a good combination of soft and hard skills.
On a day to day basis you will be working closely with the Senior Category Manager for Protein and jointly be responsible for our strategic sourcing and managing our supplier network while engaging closely with suppliers, supply chain teams and our culinary department to build the best meal kit product in the market. You will have access to our international procurement team who can support you with deep category knowledge and best practice sharing.
Build and implement the strategy of our Protein category in Sweden, Denmark and Norway together with the Senior Category Manager
Manage tendering processes including vendor selection and supplier negotiations
Manage our existing supplier network and develop new supplier relationships
Identify and implement commercial opportunities through a data-driven approach
Analyse data and provide insights related to most common customer complaints and supplier issues
Design and implement quality improvement projects related to protein within our supply chain to improve customer satisfaction, reduce cost and food waste, working closely with our suppliers, our food safety & quality team and our warehouse teams
Work collaboratively with our Global Procurement team on strategic initiatives
Support our operational buyers in managing the weekly supply of our ingredients to ensure our customers receive fresh and high quality ingredients in time
Solve problems on the go in a fast paced environment
A Bachelor or Master’s degree from top-tier college or university, preferably in business or agricultural science
2+ years strategic sourcing purchasing experience including running tenders & managing supplier negotiations, sourcing new suppliers, building & managing supplier relationships. Perishable ingredients experience desirable but not essential.
Innate behaviour or maximising personal ROI and ROI of procurement function, questioning priorities on a regular basis and choosing right balance between depth and speed in execution
A track-record of successful negotiations with external partners, ideally with certifications
Solid project management skills and stakeholder management skills with a proven track record of ‘getting things done’
Strong communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders and the ability to work successfully in flexible team structures around the world
An entrepreneurial and problem solving mindset combined with the ability to take the initiative, work independently and drive implementation
Sound quantitative and analytical skills including solid comfort with Excel & G Suite
Excellent command of the English language is a must. Professional proficiency in one or more Nordic languages is a significant plus but not a requirement.
The chance to make a serious impact on our core business functions
Learning and development opportunities plus the opportunity to request training specifically for your role and career with us
Freedom of idea and initiative, execution and implementation of your own ideas
The opportunity to engage and collaborate with our colleagues across the globe
Competitive compensation and plenty of room for personal growth
A significant discount on your weekly HelloFresh box, subsidized healthy lunches, fruit & snacks in the office. Free Bar Fridays!!
Health insurance with complete benefits
Are you up for the challenge?
Apply with your CV (In English please)
If we see a match, you’ll have a call with one of our recruiters to share more about what you can bring to the team
Are both sides still positive? Then we proceed to the assessment stage to assess key skills required for the job
We will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis and will close down the position once the successful candidate has been found.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.
We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.