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Strategic Buyer IT

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Strategic Buyer IT

About the job

Are you an experienced buyer and want to be part of an exciting everyday life – for a fossil-free future?

We are now looking for an experienced and ambitious Strategic Buyer IT to join our Indirect IT Procurement Team.

In today’s challenging market conditions, Vattenfall’s ability to reduce costs is more crucial than ever. Procurement is one of the fundamental levers to reduce costs in Vattenfall and maximize the value we get from our capital and operational expenditures. Although big steps and savings have been accomplished over the last years, we will have to take additional steps in our procurement journey to be able to deliver on increasingly demanding and challenging cost savings targets

As our Strategic Buyer you will focus on activities for Vattenfall Eldistribution and the major digital transformation and journey that they are now undergoing. You will be engaging with stakeholders in the Business Area Eldistribution and Vattenfall IT to ensure the optimal procurement of materials and services to achieve a maximum contribution to results. You will perform the role of Strategic Buyer and group-wide Category Manager actively participating in the budget design, consulting and support of customers in an international environment.

Key activities will be:

  • Acting as the group-wide Strategic Buyer for the Business Area Eldistribution and CM (Category Manager) 

  • Developing Business Area specific and group-wide procurement strategies taking into account the respective national legislation in constant consultation with the customers for cost-optimized procurement

  • Optimizing needs-based care, taking into account deadlines, quality, prices and costs etc. in coordination with customers and coordination with customers and, if necessary, involving the legal department, controlling and finance and other specialist departments

  • Preparing and conducting negotiations incl. contract design and award decision in cooperation with the client (award documentation, risk assessment)

  • Designing and contributing to budget preparation

  • Supplier management

Your profile

We believe that you are an  experienced strategic buyer with a relevant Master or Bachelor University degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of procurement experience in IT (hardware and software) in an international environment. You have experience in managing procurement categories of significant spend and solid understanding of procurement processes and activities including EU-tender/LUF knowledge.

Furthermore we believe you have/are:

  • Fluent in Swedish (requirement) and English, both written and spoken

  • Experience in working in a diverse and geographically dispersed team

  • Familiarity with MS Office, E-sourcing systems and Category specific systems and concepts

  • Experienced in contracting & commercial conditions

  • Strong understanding of Financial processes and their impact

  • Solid experience in negotiating Group-wide multinational, multi-year agreements

As a person we believe that you are transparent and proactive. You have strong interpersonal and communication skills and are a team player. You actively engage people by asking, sharing and helping, and you are not afraid to ask for help yourself.

Furthermore you have:

  • Strong credibility built through both business insight and leadership

  • Strong commercial and analytical skills

Additional information

Diversity and inclusion – in everything we do. At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to building a more profitable and attractive company. We strive to be good role models regarding diversity. Read more on how we work with diversity and inclusion here:

The location for the position is Solna (Stockholm).

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter no later than the 5th of February 2023. Selection and interviews take place after the application deadline. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website

For more information about the position, contact recruiting manager Björn Barth, 

For questions about the recruitment process, contact recruiter

Union representatives are Michelle von Gyllenpalm (Akademikerna), Jens Morell (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Juha Siipilehto (SEKO). To get in touch with the representatives, call Vattenfall's switchboard 08-739 50 00.

We look forward to your application!

Our offer
Working at Vattenfall means more than ‘just’ having an interesting job in a result-orientated culture. Here you will be part of a challenging, complex and international work environment. We offer our employees competitive remuneration, training opportunities and personal development. In addition to shaping the smart energy society of the future, we offer a workplace with good opportunities for personal development. With our career and development model, we want to create clarity in the opportunities you have to develop in the direction you want. It is important our employees experience a good balance between work and life. We are convinced that diversity and inclusion lead to innovation, improved business outcomes and increased engagement, and we strive to represent the diversity of our customers and the community in which we operate.

Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates might be subjected to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation. 

About the company

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat. Our main markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK. The Vattenfall Group has approximately 20,000 employees. We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation for more than 100 years. We now want to make fossil free living possible within one generation and we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system.

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