Kongsberg Maritime

Global Category Manager

Kongsberg Maritime (KM), a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global marine technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries. Kongsberg Maritime is part of KONGSBERG, an international, knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace

Our Integrated Solutions Division in KM is responsible for product and technology development, supply chain operations and project delivery for all Kongsberg's Automation, Bridge Systems and Electro products and solutions. Since the development of the first Dynamic Positioning system in the 1970's, Kongsberg Maritime has always been in the forefront of developing leading Automation and Bridge Systems, and the Integrated Solutions division is responsible for maintaining and further developing that substantial legacy.

We have an exciting opportunity as Global Category Manager. In this role, you will be a part of the Strategic Procurement Team delivering sourcing excellence to the business. You will be responsible for a global category within electronics and electromechanical.

Key accountabilities 

  • Establishing strong relationships with internal business stakeholders; building a strong understanding of strategic business direction, requirements and priorities across assigned suppliers and/or spend categories. 
  • Developing global sourcing strategies to deliver on our business objectives 
  • Managing the fundamentals of sourcing and supplier engagement activities including RFx, spend development analysis, contract analysis, bid evaluation, negotiations, and supplier consolidation. 
  • Working with business and product leaders to identify and drive cost improvement, savings and delivery improvements, focusing on total cost of ownership. 
  • Providing guidance to internal stakeholders on procurement strategies; maintaining procurement ethics in accordance with KM’s global policies. 
  • Preparing and hold business reviews with stakeholders to review vendor performance, future opportunities, and/or challenges.

Qualifications and experience 

  • 3-7 years’ experience in Sourcing, procurement, category management function.
  • Higher education, preferably in engineering, supply chain management or equivalent.
  • In-depth experience in procurement practices (category management, benchmarking, should-cost models, RFX, reverse auction, contracting, etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships, both internally and externally
  • Ability to combine strategic perspective and operational focus

You are able to: 

  • Build a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilizes it to achieve set goals
  • Adhere to company rules and procedures and execute plans with commitment and determination
  • Use a methodical and systematic approach, plan ahead, define clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise in own area
  • Communicate in a clear, precise and structured way
  • Co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals 

What we can offer you
With us, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefit packages with good development opportunities in an international environment. We practice flexible work in addition to a good pension and insurance scheme. We offer an inspiring and safe work-environment and the possibility to work with sustainable and exciting solutions for the future. 

Point of contact
Joakim Rønning Hansen
Manager Strategic Procurement

+47 41338464

At Kongsberg, we believe in tackling challenging problems and delivering extreme performance for extreme conditions.  We do that through excellent products and services developed for delivering the greatest benefits to our customers.

WORLD CLASS – through people, technology and dedication


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