Nordic Sourcing Group Manager

Coop Trading A/S

Are you passionate about an attractive leadership position in a Nordic purchasing organisation?

Coop Trading is a Nordic purchasing organisation owned by the three Nordic Coops in Denmark, Finland and Norway, and with Coop Sweden as a partner (our 4 customers). On behalf of Coop’s 4,500 stores in the countries, Coop Trading negotiate Nordic agreements and develop products for their own branded products which includes both food and daily non-food products with the brands X-tra, Coop and Änglamark. Our ambition is to be the most efficient sourcing company for our owners.

Grow your business/volume & people in the Nordic market
As Nordic Sourcing Group Manager, you are overall responsible for engaging in positive and evolving collaboration with the four customers’ category organisations, in order to increase Coop Trading’s sourcing volume and impact on the customers’ competitiveness. You will ensure high competitiveness of your portfolio both in terms of price, quality, harmonisation and optimal mix of suppliers. This also includes the responsibility for optimal planning and prioritisation of both sourcing and negotiation projects, as well as allocating the necessary resources within your own team.

You will report to the Executive Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer and be responsible for your own product portfolio, comprising a substantial spend across multiple suppliers. You will have the responsibility for your own team of dedicated and highly experienced and skilled employees comprising of buyers, planners and an assistant.

Your tasks include:

  • Development and implementation of sourcing and supplier strategies that support Coop Trading and the customers’ overall objectives
  • Responsibility for planning, negotiating and following up on Private Label trade agreements in collaboration with own team
  • Responsibility for delivering on commercial objectives in your own portfolio
  • Development of strong relationships and efficient collaboration with both customers and suppliers to develop the business through harmonisation, among other things
  • Participation in cross-cutting project work, sharing Best Practice and contributing positively to the development of Sourcing
  • Member of Sourcing leadership team and the total leadership team of Coop Trading

Strong commercial leader with solid sourcing experience
To succeed in this role, it is important that you have extensive experience from another sourcing related position from either the purchasing or supply side. You must be in possession of strong leadership abilities and be able to apply these to create both high job satisfaction and strong results. You must be passionate about the grocery industry and hold a large commercial drive. You are motivated by the opportunity to grow, trade and optimize the price and quality of the products.

Coop Trading is a company who puts a lot of emphasis on the wellbeing of their employees. They see this element as a prerequisite for achieving the goals of the business. The annual Great Place to Work measurements are the tools used to stay informed on the overall satisfaction in the company. Over recent years this focus has resulted in consistent Top 10 placements in the contest of being the best working place in Denmark. Besides being a great place to work, Coop Trading offers an exciting job with a big impact on the development of your portfolio together with your dedicated team who is passionate about their jobs. The company offers good development opportunities both professionally and personally, and the new Nordic Sourcing Group Manager will join an ambitious management development journey, towards creating an exceptional workplace. Within a reasonable time from starting in the role, you will be a part of the “Pathfinder” leadership training program, as all leaders at Coop Trading today are, or in the process of becoming, pathfinders.

Apply for this unique position with Coop Trading
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 Partner, Oliver Hauberg on tel.: +45 70 20 12 75.
Please submit your application and 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.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible (interviews are held on an ongoing basis)
Workplace: Taastrup, Denmark
Reference: 2007.111
Company: Coop Trading A/S