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Coop Trading

Experienced Nordic category developers with a purchasing background



Helgeshøj Alle 57, 2630 Taastrup, Danmark

Coop Trading A/S
ID: 2591137
Indrykket for 45 dage siden

Coop Trading A/S is always looking for experienced Nordic category developers with a purchasing background


About Us:


At Coop Trading, our purpose is to make a better everyday through leading Nordic private brands for 27 million Nordic consumers. As a key player in the Nordic purchasing landscape, we represent Coop in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and SOK in Finland, negotiating Nordic agreements and innovating products for our Private Brands portfolio. This diverse portfolio encompasses both food and daily non-food items within our private brands, Xtra, Coop, and Änglamark. Over the last few years, we have seen a rapid growth in the sales of our private brand products, which we expect will continue in the years to come.


With over 130 dedicated professionals, 9 in Valencia, Spain, and a network of trusted partners across the Nordic region, Coop Trading is a dynamic, responsible, and ambitious workplace. We work to challenge the status quo delivering the best and most innovative products with great price/value perception on quality, packaging, innovation, and sustainability.


Our commitment to continuously create and develop our engaging and appreciative work environment is a cornerstone of our identity, reflecting our dedication to being an exceptional employer. Our dedicated employees represent our most important resource being a Nordic competence center.


Currently, we do not have an open position but encourage relevant candidates to send us their CV and a short cover letter with their motivation. 


We have positions for highly and less experienced buyers and look for people who embody the essence of Coop Trading – someone who is ambitious, responsible, and passionate, and who possesses the qualities of a game-changer. Our purpose is the driving force behind everything we do. As a Nordic Buyer, you will be at the forefront of living our purpose, challenging the status quo through your knowledge, ambitions, and passion. 


Expect that this job is not a traditional buyer position, as it also involves working with strategic category development and working with private brands. Your key role is to secure excellent price/value perception by the Nordic consumers by working strategically with your categories and innovation, and in parallel work continuously with operational excellence through competitive prices, service level, and supplier base. A key success factor in the daily work is knowledge sharing and a close cooperation with product specialists, brand designers, as well as your national category stakeholders in Coop Denmark, Coop Sweden, Coop Norway, and Finland (SOK).


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop and execute category strategies driven by consumer insights and deep understanding of the 4 Nordic markets
  • Continuously work with and achieve operational excellence, including competitive prices, service level and total cost of ownership
  • Follow through on negotiation including collection of data in-order to perform these negotiations successfully
  • Perform excellent stakeholder management towards our 4 partners and within Coop Trading
  • Plan and follow through on development of new products, including market analysis and supplier engagement
  • Develop and maintain a range of products with excellent price/value perception to build leading private brands
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of our ways of working, e.g. on brand building and price negotiations




  • A “one step ahead” and ambitious mindset with a desire to make a difference and challenge the status quo
  • Strong sense of responsibility and accountability for your work
  • Excellent stakeholder, communication, and collaboration skill
  • Negotiation experience, and having worked with total cost of ownership is an advantage
  • Driven by working with consumer insights to make category and product decisions to build brand perception by consumers
  • Experience from retail or/and Nordic cooperation will be considered an advantage
  • Structured and analytical skills is required, and that you can maintain it in pressed situations
  • Fluent in English (knowledge of Nordic languages is a bonus)


What We Offer:


  • A compelling purpose to create A better everyday through leading Nordic private brands
  • A dynamic and inclusive workplace culture that values your well-being
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • A chance to be part of a team that is shaping the future of private brands in the Nordics


If you are ready to make your mark as a Nordic Buyer in a forward-thinking organization and share our passion for better everyday living through leading private brands, we encourage you to apply.


There is no deadline for sending us your CV and cover letter, however, we encourage you to send it to us as soon as possible as we review candidates on an on-going basis. In particular we want to hear why you feel and think there could a be an excellent fit with your personality and experience, and what we do at Coop Trading.


Place of work: Currently, our office is in Taastrup - however we are looking at new locations closer to Copenhagen.


If you have questions, please contact Nordic Sourcing Group Manager, Michael Bjunes, on +45 2777 2432.


We want to create equal opportunities for everyone and ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process. It is therefore up to you whether you wish to attach an application letter and a photo.

At Coop Trading, we aim to create an inclusive and diverse environment, and we actively search for qualified candidates regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability or age. You will be part of a diverse and inclusive company, where we see diversity as a strength.

Coop Trading is developing and sourcing products to make the everyday life better for 27 million Nordic consumers by leading Nordic private brands: Xtra, Coop, and Änglamark.

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