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Purchasing Manager

Ecophon develops, manufactures and markets acoustic products and solutions for ceilings and walls. Ecophon offers acoustics solutions all over the world to meet growing demands for good acoustic environments. Our head office is located just outside Helsingborg. We have production facilities in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Poland. Ecophon is part of the global company group Saint-Gobain, which is one of the 100 leading industrial companies in the world.

We offer

At Ecophon you find everything an international expansive company should have; a fantastic product portfolio that makes a real difference in people’s lives, activities on many continents and exciting career opportunities. Going to a pleasant workplace is one of the most important factors for a person’s well-being, to feel needed and that one contributes is central for the self-confidence. Working at Ecophon should feel just like that! Our employees mean everything to us, and our ambition is to provide good work-life-balance to all our co-workers.

About the role

As Purchasing Manager you are included in the Supply Chain management group and will report directly to the Operations & Supply Chain Director. The role is located at Ecophon’s site in Hyllinge outside Helsingborg.

Overall responsibilities

  • Lead the Purchasing department with 7 purchasers incl. financial planning, setting goals, follow-up and further development
  • Build strong relationships with strategic suppliers
  • Develop the Purchasing department performance as a service provider within Ecophon
  • Responsible that policies and guidelines are applied within the business area
  • Ensure that laws and agreements that regulate conditions in the business area are applied
  • Work environment responsibility according to Ecophon’s delegation in order to increase motivation, well-being, safety and efficiency
  • Ensure profitable supplier agreements for direct material and coordinate strategic purchasing for a specific range

Qualifications

  • International purchasing experience from a producing company
  • Excellent negotiation and networking skills, both externally and internally
  • Experienced manager
  • Used to long-term planning, development of processes, follow-up on operations activities and work with projects from start to finish.
  • Goal- and result oriented with the ability to work self-dependently
  • Good at building business relationships and communicating unhindered with people from different cultures.
  • Very good knowledge in English both verbally and in writing

Information and contact

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact K2 Search, Recruitment consultant Martin Edqvist +46 76 54 54 028 or Research consultant Johanna Mattsson +46 735 216 500. All applications are treated confidential.