Manager Global Procurement, Packaging Materials for assignment in Stockholm

ValueOne are specialists in supply chain management, purchasing and logistics. We offer our customers services in three business areas; interim logistics and procurement consultants, recruitment of buyers and logisticians, as well as development of our customers’ supply chain operations in terms of strategies, models, methods, processes, structure and competence.

On behalf of our customer we are looking for a Global Procurement Manager responsible for Packaging Materials for an assignment at a manufacturing company operating in a fast moving industry. Our customer is located in central Stockholm and the assignment lasts for at least 6 months.

The role

The role as Manager of Global Procurement involves responsibility for the Packaging Material Procurement team (3 people). Your main responsibility is to ensure that the plan for Strategic Sourcing is implemented for Packaging Materials. You are responsible for driving Strategic Sourcing’s strategic objectives (SRM plan) across all Direct Spend areas (Packaging Materials, Finished Goods Cosmetics, Raw Materials, Wellness) towards VP Procurement and the Procurement Management team. You will also act as mentor and role model for the team and as their representative in the Procurement Management team.

You will be working in close alignment with key stakeholders and in close collaboration with multiple other procurement colleagues as part of a matrix organization.

Main areas of responsibilities:

  • Sourcing strategy and sourcing of new suppliers
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Leadership and People management
  • Spend management
  • Development of methodologies and processes

Experience and competence

We are looking for an experienced Procurement professional with at least 5-7 years of experience in Strategic procurement and/or extended Supply Chain environment. You need to have a proven track record of managing spend and suppliers with a complex and wide range of quality products. As a leader you are decisive and engaging, applying a coaching attitude. Experience from the Cosmetics, Food or FMCG industry combined with a manufacturing background is preferred as well as working knowledge of multiple categories, e-procurement processes and systems e.g. Ariba.

A high degree of problem-solving skills is needed to be successful in this role as well as strong collaboration and change management skills. Furthermore, you need to have very good presentation skills, both written and verbal and you are fluent in English.

You will be exposed to complex negotiations with suppliers where you must to be able to structure your approach, act confidently and take decisions. To be successful you need to be a great influencer, possess refined organization skills and be at ease to work with lots of information and requirements from various internal stakeholders, often under tight timeframes. 


We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please apply through our webpage at: as soon as possible, but no later than 17th of December. Feel free to contact Olof Widmark tel. 070 786 80 99 with any questions regarding the listed position.

Sökord: Procurement manager packaging material sourcing procurement FMCG Retail cosmetics manufacturing