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Global Category Buyer - Non Tobacco Materials

If you got ambition, we’ve got empowerment

Do you want to be part of our Group Non Tobacco Material Strategic Procurement team that manages all purchasing activities and contract handling on flexible materials (i.e. foil, plastic products, pouches and flexible packaging products) for Scandinavian Tobacco Group? Then we’ve got the perfect job for you!

Scandinavian Tobacco Group employees are united by their trust in each other, by their dedication to delivering outstanding results, and by the empowerment we believe must be given to do their very best. It takes a team of quick minds to survive and thrive in our business, and we look for smart tenacious people who will go that extra mile – every single day. In return, we offer opportunities to challenge the status quo and to develop and grow in your role and our company. Are you up for the challenge?

Your role as Global Category Buyer
Group Non Tobacco Material Strategic Procurement is part of Group Operations that covers the end-to-end supply chain process i.e. plan, source, make, and deliver. The strategic procurement function, which serves the entire group globally, is within source and is divided into tobacco, non-tobacco products and indirect. The role of the Strategic Procurement function is to generate value for STG using our size, strategic management of the portfolio of products and services that we buy including a critical view of the need for services and products, and finally accurate selecting suppliers.

You will manage all purchasing activities on flexible materials including foil, plastic products, pouches, and all flexible packaging materials on behalf of the group. You manage the volumes of purchase order activities required within an end to end cycle on a group level in collaboration with all STG facilities, and you guarantee efficient contracts implementation and acceptance on site.

You succeed in this role, when:

  • You manage the procurement process in an efficient and effective way for an assigned group of products i.e. by acquiring current and future requests from the organization at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and lowest risk to the supply line
  • You prepare, negotiate, close and manage supplier contracts in a critical and competitive way. In this way you secure top quality, best prices, and short lead times
  • You set up bidding process to bid on specific products initiating RFQs.

Our ideal candidate

  • You are accustomed to working in an international FMCG company preferably with experience from a global supply chain organization
  • You possess good business acumen and demonstrate excellent negotiation skills
  • Technical skills and solid understanding of the markets for food, packaging and industrial needs
  • Experience in buying components preferably within FMCG industry
  • Knowledge and experience with managing contracts
  • Fluent in English
  • A Bachelor degree in a work related field

About the department
The location of this position can be in Assens (Denmark), Eersel (Holland) or Lummen (Belgium) where our production sites are situated. For us it is crucial to find the best candidate and we are flexible in where the position is located. The team is international and all are dedicated to delivering outstanding results and going the extra mile to succeed.
Join a world leading manufacturer of cigars and pipe tobacco
If you are up to the challenge, we are looking forward to receiving your application. To apply, just click the button below and submit your application no later than 15th February 2018. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact Global Procurement Director Martin Kolev at and to visit our website


Ignited by Challenge

Scandinavian Tobacco Group is all about creating moments of great enjoyment for smokers. This promise has made us a world leading manufacturer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco.

When you join our company, you’ll be part of an industry that is constantly changing. It takes a team of quick minds to grow and thrive, even when you deliver high-quality, natural products like ours. That’s why we look for smart, tenacious people who will go that extra mile. In return, we offer you the opportunity to challenge the status quo and the chance to develop new products and techniques. We’ll give you the freedom to question the way we do things and room to explore as far as your talent will take you.

It is our belief that smoking tobacco involves a health risk and is habitual. Smoking is a choice made by adults, and nobody under the age of 18 should smoke. Scandinavian Tobacco Group welcomes both smokers and none smokers.

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