Purchasing Development Manager

MTR is one of the world’s most prominent operators of railway-borne traffic and has its base in Hong Kong. In the Nordic region, we operate the underground and commuter services in Stockholm, and high-speed trains on the Stockholm-Gothenburg route. MTR is the third biggest private sector employer in Stockholm over five business areas: MTR Nordic, MTR Tunnelbanan, MTR Pendeltågen, MTRX, MTR FM, MTR Mälartåg and MTR Tech. For more information about MTR, visit www.mtrnordic.se

A friendly environment with a high, positive rate of change in which you are actively involved in MTR’s continuing journey of development in the Nordic region in our ambition to develop sustainable communities. We offer you varied work content, exciting job and good opportunities to have an influence on your personal development and future within the Group. Our values are the guiding principle in our daily work: excellent service, mutual respect, continuous development and measurable results. We are now looking for someone who wants to make a difference by challenging old truths and finding new solutions.

MTR is looking for a Purchasing Development Manager

Join MTR and be part of a high performance category driven procurement organisation! MTR Nordic Group is investing in procurement through People, Systems and Tools. The organisation focuses on Business Acumen, Leadership and sustainability to generate long term value in all dimensions.

The procurement organisation is a Nordic function and collaborates with all MTR global hubs in England, Australia and HongKong. The organisation consists of seven Sourcing Managers, three Category Managers and one Purchasing Development Manager. The operational buyer are organized within the business areas. The Purchasing Development Manager will work closely with the CPO. We are based in comfortable premises in the DN Tower on Kungsholmen, Stockholm. The position allows for hybrid work. 

Your main responsibilities

As a Purchasing Development Manager your key responsibilities will be to develop the purchasing processes, templates, the supplier performance process and lead the sustainability agenda. MTR Nordic have recently been approved by SBTi1.5 association and working actively with Scope 3. The person will take the lead in that role and represent procurement internally. You will work closely with the CPO and lead the ongoing transformation agenda and proactively support him in the continuous development of the Purchasing organisation. You will be the owner of systems, tools and processes relating to purchasing activities.

You will also support the category managers by providing external and internal analysis. Additionally, you will ensure awareness of KPIs in the procurement community and in division management teams. You will also be developing concepts and tools for supplier management, contract management and policy documents. You will also lead and coordinate the sustainability agenda within the procurement organization in the Nordics.

Your assignment also includes:

  • Support the procurement organisation with KPI measurement and reporting
  • Lead, develop and support MTR Nordic ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategy for sustainable procurement in order to meet the SBTi 1.5 targets.
  • Lead group spend analysis and develop methodology together with the CPO
  • Lead and develop the digital roadmap for MTR Nordic Procurement
  • Lead master data management to enable planning and follow-up in different spend categories
  • Prepare business cases and improvement actions for decision making purposes
  • Align savings planning with overall business planning process

Your profile and skills

As a person, you enjoy and have the ability to work on a strategic level while being able to zoom in to operational/tactical level. You constantly look for synergies and strive to bring people to achieve better results together. You have great stakeholder management skills and the ability to influence, coach, and communicate at all levels of the organisation to achieve results. You have a proven track record of improving and developing purchasing processes and templates. You are self-driven and take responsibility to drive development and sustainability agenda forward.

To succeed in this position, we believe you have strong business acumen, including ability to diagnose and analyse problems and drive appropriate solutions. You are analytical, structured, and you can work independently and systematically. We would highly value your personality as prestige-less, curious and innovative, both in new ways of working and in using technical tools. Furthermore, you have the ability to communicate in a pedagogical way.

We are looking for someone with a university degree, with at least two years of experience within strategic purchasing/controlling. You speak and write Swedish fluently and are accustomed to use English as a working language.

You also have:

  • Knowledge of category management processes
  • Experience in sustainable procurement and be on top
  • Knowledge of spend analytics
  • Good understand and interest in ESG and how procurement can make a difference for a more sustainable future.
  • Insight of the procurement digitalization market and ability to convert solution that need MTR Nordic needs. 
  • Very good computer skills, primarily Ms Excel and PPT
  • Financial understanding and capabilities

Your application

We process applications continuously, so please do not hesitate to send your application as soon as possible. 

For specific questions regarding the position and the recruitment process, contact Martin Fridolf at EFFSO: martin.fridolf@effso.se or at 079-101 39 50

We are looking forward to your application!