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Strategic Purchaser for Global Indirect Procurement - IT & Telecom

At the VELUX Group, we give you the chance to grow. To shape your own career. To work in an international environment. To be part of a company that leads the market in sustainable indoor living. We offer you a world of opportunities – if you have the ability and the drive to take them.

Are you an experienced purchaser within IT & Telecom with knowledge of software and cloud solution purchasing? Do you have knowledge of purchasing systems and analytical tools? Can you independently interpret IT contracts and act as a business advisor towards our internal stakeholders?

The VELUX Group is looking for a Strategic Purchaser with a “can-do” attitude to execute on sourcing activities and join the Global Indirect Procurement team to realize more value for the business!

Your challenges

You will join the IT & Telecom category team of 4 people within Global Indirect Procurement based in Kolding.

As Strategic Purchaser, you are in close cooperation with the IT Category Manager support the planning, execution, and follow-up on corporate strategic IT purchase activities within the IT & Telecom category. Acting as a business partner on corporate agreements globally, you will work closely with stakeholders within IT Digital & Enablement and other business areas across the VELUX Group. 

You will develop and maintain the stakeholder network to better understand the business needs. You will also contribute to identifying new optimisation opportunities and securing supply continuity by focusing on quality, delivery, and cost. 

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Negotiate and manage small and medium-size IT contracts.
  • Drive global strategic sourcing activities, together with business peers.
  • Contribute to IT category strategy development and plans.
  • Analyse and understand the IT category spend.
  • Create, maintain and strengthen awareness around our IT procurement services.
  • Create results by strategically developing our suppliers, their products and services.
  • Assist our Lead Buyers in Regional HUBs and Productions sites across Europe on local sourcing activities.
  • Your qualifications

    You have substantial hands-on experience with strategic IT purchasing in an international setting. You have a strong commercial mindset and the ability to work independently in negotiating, executing and implementing complex deals in a timely fashion.

    Moreover, we expect that you: 

  • Hold a master’s degree within a relevant field of study.
  • Can read and interpret IT contracts independently.
  • Are experienced with systems, e.g., SAP Ariba, SAP ECC and analytical tools.
  • Have worked with software (SaaS) and Cloud solutions is an advantage.
  • Communicate effortlessly in English both spoken and written. 
  • As a person, you are an independent person with a strong drive, getting your energy from achieving goals. You are a strong communicator capable of making an impact with solid collaboration skills. You have developed presentation skills and are well-organised, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects in a deadline-driven environment. You are committed to delivering high-quality and visible results to internal stakeholders and colleagues. You have proved to possess the ability to build strong and lasting relationships across an organisation and enjoy working in a global, intercultural environment.

    Your opportunities

    The VELUX Group is the world leader in roof windows and skylights. We are family and foundation-owned with a long history of strong results and giving back to society. We offer exciting challenges and great opportunities for your personal and professional development, and you will get a unique chance to work with competent and dedicated colleagues where commitment, mutual respect and thoroughness are among our core values.

    If you want to make a difference, this is the place to be. You will work alongside experienced and passionate colleagues – in a setting where knowledge is shared, and responsibility is given to those who can and will. For the right candidate, it is possible to be assigned a category of responsibility.

    You very much shape your everyday work life with great self-determination and join a great team of 45 highly experienced colleagues within Global Indirect Procurement. Our team is characterised by an informal tone and respect for each other both as team players and as individuals. Our collaboration efforts help us succeed as a team, and we strive to achieve great results together. With an informal working atmosphere, we are able to share our knowledge and take the right action to reach our goals.

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    Our company

    For almost 80 years, The VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 11,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2019, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 2.9 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 178 million in charitable grants.

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