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Category Manager Commercial to SAS, Stockholm

Are you an experienced procurement professional looking for your next challenge? Do you excel in navigating complex supplier relationships and negotiating high-value contracts? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Join our team as a Category Manager in the travel industry and play a pivotal role in shaping our procurement strategies.

SAS is reinforcing its procurement team as it is a crucial part of driving SAS's transformation. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of an international environment, a highly motivated team and an ability to build a further career working with some of the most interested companies in the market!

The Role

As the Category Manager Commercial, you are an integral member of the dedicated Commercial & Professional Services team within SAS's Sourcing organization. In this role, your responsibilities encompass analyzing and strategically planning your assigned categories within the commercial sector in alignment with the broader business strategy. Additionally, you are tasked with ensuring that sourcing plans adhere to this strategy, aiming to secure cost-efficient supplier contracts and revenue optimal partner contracts. This involves driving tender processes, negotiating contracts, and collaborating closely with the business unit. Together with a sourcing manager you will effectively implement the sourcing plan.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Develop, anchor, drive and implement category strategies and cross functional sourcing plans.
  • Optimize the supplier base for your assigned categories to deliver best business value to SAS.

    • Challenge the organization to find the best solution for SAS.
  • Drive business transformation activities within category through cross functional teams.
  • Managing the RFx process from end to end, leading commercial and contractual negotiations.
  • Building and maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Managing category and suppliers through their lifecycle, including supplier risk and relationship management.

SASs office is in Frösundavik, the position reports to Head of Category Commercial, Professional Services and Indirect.

Is this you?

To excel in this role, you must possess a natural curiosity and a strong desire for continuous learning and self-improvement. Your enthusiasm for your work is infectious, inspiring those around you. You demonstrate outstanding negotiation skills and recognize the significance of effective stakeholder management. Embrace challenges and showing resilience to ensure optimal outcomes for the company. You have a positive mindset, work well in teams, but also independently.

Desired Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in a similar role.
  • Strong experience in Supplier relation management, contract management and negotiations.
  • Project Management and/or Change management.
  • Used to working in Excel (price trends, business case calculations etc.) as well as creating effective Power Point presentations.
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering or law.

In this recruitment, your personal qualities will be of great importance! We are looking for a communicating, diplomatic and committed profile who can deal directly with internal and external stakeholders. To be successful in the role, you need to be analytical as the role demands versatility and strategic thinking. Furthermore, you will be part of a dynamic environment and your organizations skills will be crucial.

Do you want to know more?

In this process SAS is working with Level Recruitment. To apply, please click the apply button. If you have further questions don´t hesitate to contact recruitment consultant Carolina Eskengren at +46 8 120 50 427 or Louisa Torstensson at +46 8 120 50 423. We will interview ongoingly so please register your application as soon as possible. Please note that we need your application written in English.
As part of the recruitment process, we will conduct a background check on the final candidate.

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Om företaget

Scandinavian Airlines System (“SAS”) is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The company operates from three hubs (Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm) connecting the world to Scandinavia. SAS flies to more than 130 destinations with 700 daily departures and employees 9 000 people worldwide.
SAS Strategic Sourcing is a central function that aims to be the best purchasing organization in the airline industry. The department is multi-cultural, fun and energetic. 24 FTEs (May 2024).


Kontaktperson Carolina Eskengren
Tjänstens omfattning Anställningsform Permanent Placeringsort Solna
Om företaget

Scandinavian Airlines System (“SAS”) is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The company operates from three hubs (Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm) connecting the world to Scandinavia. SAS flies to more than 130 destinations with 700 daily departures and employees 9 000 people worldwide.
SAS Strategic Sourcing is a central function that aims to be the best purchasing organization in the airline industry. The department is multi-cultural, fun and energetic. 24 FTEs (May 2024).

Category Manager Commercial to SAS, Stockholm

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