Lead Buyer - Direct Materials

Nobia Group

Join us at Nobia as Lead Buyer for Direct Materials. You will be a part of the Sourcing Team responsible for the supplier selection process and to manage, develop and optimize the QDCP-values (Quality, Delivery, Cost, Product Development) for all suppliers delivering to Nobia production plants.

The role will provide you with an international setting, extensive cross functional network and room for your future growth with us.

How you will contribute

As Lead Buyer you will join our category managed Sourcing Team, responsible for the supplier selection process and optimization of values for the assigned Direct Material suppliers. In cooperation with the Sourcing Director and other Lead Buyers you will be responsible for the development and execution of aligned Group Sourcing strategies within the assigned product categories.

As overall responsible for the Supplier relationship, you will be commercially responsible for managing contracts and Supplier Agreements. To achieve the optimal Total Cost of Ownership within your assigned categories, you will manage the supplier selection process, negotiation and agreements with a cross functional mindset and you will own the Supplier Relationship with a single point of contact for all contractual and commercial aspects.

You will be responsible for defining and driving TCO activities to achieve cost savings according to the agreed Sourcing plan and spend under management by monitoring, developing and securing continuous improvement of the supplier performance.

You will be responsible for driving cost cut activities in cooperation with the Product development department to optimize product life cycle cost and safeguard identified value engineering activities..

How you qualify for the role

As an ideal candidate you have at least 5 years’ experience as a Strategic buyer.

From your professional experience, you have a background in running supplier selection processes (RFI, RFQ), and a proven track record of delivering value to your company.

You have experience with the Category management concept and preferably a background with running and also leading Value engineering projects in cross functional teams.

Your university for college degree is from a technical field or you have gained relevant and recent professional qualifications instead.

As you will be in close dialogue with stakeholders in all our Nordic production plants, & Commercial organisation, it is a must that you are fluent in English, (both written and spoken), and it is an advantage that you are fluent in one or more Scandinavian languages.

Who you are

To be successful as a Lead Buyer, you are a natural communicator and networker who easily creates trust and long-term relationships – both internally and externally. Given the nature of the role, you have a strong commercial, fact-based and result oriented mindset. Other than that, you have a strong inner drive and ability to take action and ownership of the tasks at hand. You can work individually as well as within a global team with the highest standards, always maintaining focus on results and with the know-how to deliver value to our company.

How you apply

Apply as soon as possible by sending your application in English including CV and cover letter. We will review all complete applications and get back to you as soon as possible.

For more information about the role, feel free to contact Kim Falkenbjerg Pedersen, Sourcing Director Nordic/CE (kfp@nobia.dk).


Why you should join Nobia

Join us and you’ll be part of more than 20 strong brands, including Magnet, HTH and Marbodal. We achieve net sales of SEK 13 billion across our business. We build more than 135,000 cabinets and help over 70,000 customers realise their kitchen dreams every single week.

We develop and manufacture our kitchen solutions in 14 production facilities across seven European countries. We sell to customers via a network of our own stores, franchise outlets and retailers, and via professional partners who supply our kitchens to their own customers.

Because here, it’s all about inspiring kitchens and inspiring room to be you.  To learn more about how it is to work at Nobia visit https://careers.nobia.com