Category Manager

Category Manager


Do you want to help make a difference for allergy patients? And do you have procurement experience within technical spend to support the production site of Hørsholm, Denmark?

ALK is looking for a Local Category Manager to handle the procurement for CapEx and Facility Management of the production site in Hørsholm. You will be part of a global allergy solutions company with a wide range of allergy treatments, products, and services and be key in ensuring that the site at all times runs efficiently.

Sourcing, procurement and negotiation   

As the Local Category Manager, you will be managing tactical and strategic procurement for two large and important categories respectively CapEx; machines, process equipment, instruments and Facility Management; cleaning, machinery maintenance, canteen and more. You will report directly to the Manager for Direct Material & Local Procurement and join the Global Procurement department.

Your tasks will among others include:

  • Source new and manage existing Capex supplies and contracts
  • Source new and manage existing Facility Management supplies and contracts
  • Conduct supplier evaluations
  • Preventive risk management in relation to external supply disruptions
  • Plan and execute optimization of supply/suppliers according to Global Procurement’s value drivers, i.e., quality, sustainability, ebit, time and innovation
  • Supplier management and key contact to suppliers
  • Be Procurement’s point of contact for CapEx and Facility Management at the Danish production site and point of escalation for local Purchasers
  • Communication and stakeholder management

Experience with negotiation and procurement on tactical level

To succeed in this position, you are able to demonstrate previous experience within tactical and strategic procurement or from a role where you have been involved in procurement and handling suppliers within the field of machines, engineering or similar technical CapEx area.

We expect you to have the ability to interact and stay close to relevant stakeholders and communicate with these in Danish and English as both language skills are pre-requisite. Furthermore, you hold a relevant educational degree.

On a personal level, you are proactive, curious and self-driven. You possess a structured mind-set and are able to prioritize your work.

ALK offers great opportunities for passionate and creative people. As part of ALK, you will be working in an innovative environment that makes a difference every day for millions of people worldwide with allergy. You will have plenty of room for both professional and personal growth as the role can develop over time.

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Research Manager Joan Hemmingsen, Compass on tel.: +45 70 20 12 75. Please submit your CV as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About ALK

ALK is a global allergy solutions company, with a wide range of allergy treatments, products and services that meet the unique needs of allergy sufferers, their families and healthcare professionals. ALK was established in 1923, headquartered in Hørsholm, Denmark, is presence in 47 markets globally and employs approximately 2600 people. For more information, visit

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Hørsholm, Denmark
Reference: 2205.177
Company: ALK