Kiilto is a growing family-owned company from Finland, with a hundred-year history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. We develop, manufacture and market chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial bonding, professional hygiene and consumer business. The key principles underlying our operations are environmental leadership, localism, and commitment to the future. We have approximately 1 000 employees, whose wellbeing and expertise are critical to our work for our customers. See our website www.kiilto.com for more information about us.

Purchasing Manager – Contract manufacturing

You will be in charge of Kiiltos purchasing in the contract manufacturing category and contribute with your input and expertise to the renewal of our purchase processes and to continuous development.

As Purchasing Manager, you will be in charge of purchasing in the contract manufacturing category and lead the related development projects in Scandinavia. You will develop, lead and execute the purchasing strategy and independently take charge of sourcing new contract manufacturers, the negotiation of contracts and commercial conditions, and close cooperation with current contract manufacturers. 

As an integral part of your duties, you will track and report key functional metrics in order to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness. You will also be responsible for assessing, managing and mitigating risks related to the category. You will contribute your input and expertise to the renewal of our purchase processes and to continuous development. You will work closely with R&D, supply chain, quality as well as the commercial team at Kiilto.

To be successful in this role we believe that you: 

  • Expert knowledge of sourcing, vendor management, and production processes 
  • Experience from a purchasing position in an international context
  • Have a higher degree in e.g. technology, business administration or economics, and several years of experience of international purchasing 
  • Strong interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Proven analytical skills
  • The ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Fluent communication in English
  • Swedish and Finnish would be considered an asset

We offer you an exciting position in a good working environment within a growing international company. Kiilto actively invest in the wellbeing of our staff, for which we have twice been chosen as Finland’s most active workplace. We strive to keep our staff’s skills and knowledge up to date by organising our own training programmes. We have a non-smoking policy at Kiilto. You will be a part of the Supply chain team and report to the Supply Chain Director in Finland. This is a new position in Kiilto which means that you, within given framework have the opportunity to build the position together with you manager. You will be located in Malmö.

See our website www.kiilto.com for more information about us.

Is this your next challenge? Please apply with CV and cover letter in English via www.mercuriurval.se (ref.nr SE-14182) as soon as possible but no later than October 25th. Questions will be answered by Mercuri Urvals consultant Magnus Wigernäs, 070-928 26 66, alt magnus.wigernas@mercuriurval.com.