Project Purchaser

For us at Thule Group, everything is about making it easy to live an active life. Our motto, ”Active Life, Simplified.” captures the ambition of how we develop products so that those who buy them can live an active life a little easier, how we as employees want to live our own lives and what feel we want our customers to have when they do business with us. We are global market leaders in a number of product categories, including roof racks, roof boxes and bike racks that you use on the car, camera bags as well as multisport- and bicycle trailers. We are also growing rapidly in product categories like sports- and duffel bags, luggage and strollers. For more information about Thule, visit https://www.thule.com/sv-se

Thule Group has about 2,600 employees at 9 production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. The Group’s products are sold in 140 markets and in 2020, sales amounted to SEK 7.8 billion.The Thule Group Head Office is located in Malmö, south Sweden.

Thule is looking for a Project Purchaser

The Procurement organization is a global function and collaborates across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

To handle the continued strong push for driving product development, it is now time to hire a Project Purchaser. The Project Purchasing team consists of five project purchasers and one prototype purchaser. They all report to the Project Purchasing Manager in Hillerstorp where this role also is located.

Your main responsibilities

The position will mainly center around delivering hands-on purchasing projects. Among many responsibilities, these are included:                 

  • Represent the purchasing organization in development projects and take full sourcing responsibility for all purchasing related issues
  • Assure that purchased components and/or materials in new development projects are delivered on time, to the agreed quality and within the targeted cost and aligned with the category sourcing strategies
  • Work with the development projects to drive a standardization work in order to be able to reduce cost and increase flexibility long term
  • Feed and challenge the development projects with new technology- & material innovation opportunities from the supplier base in cooperation with category managers
  • Work with Supplier Quality Assurance team to make sure targets towards suppliers on reducing greenhouse gas emissions are included as part of new product developments

Your profile and skills

To succeed in this role we believe you have solid experience from hands-on tactical sourcing as well as experience of project management and working with cross-functional teams. Experience from an international business environment is a strong merit. We would like to see some experience in ERP systems (INFOR M3 preferable).

When it comes to personal attributes, we believe you have a structured approach, high integrity, as well as a driving and selling personality. You are likely a strong communicator and decision maker with leadership capabilities and negotiation skills. To feel at home at Thule, an active lifestyle with an interest in Thule’s products is a bonus.

We believe in strong team work both within your own team but also across teams. We strive to be an open and curious organization, sharing our knowledge and inspiring one another. Within Thule Group you will find people who have a passion for the products we make and the outdoor company we are. We share the same values and we like to have fun. All of our employees have a joint responsibility to maintain that spirit and contribute to it.

On a practical note, you will need the ability to travel 10-20 days per year. A higher education, preferably within business economics/engineering/logistics is required.

Your application

We process applications continuously, but the position may be filled before the deadline. Last day for applications is 2021-08-15. During the period July 12 – August 9 feedback regarding the recruitment process will be limited.

For specific questions regarding the position and the recruitment process contact Johan Emthén at EFFSO: johan.emthen@effso.se or at 0708-53 63 43

We are looking forward to your application!