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Country:  Sweden
City:  Skutskär

Skutskär, SE

Job Family:  Sourcing & Logistics
Job Type:  Full-time (Regular full-time employees)
Division:  Group Functions

Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager


We are looking for a Purchasing Manager to run Sourcing to assigned targets, business needs and market opportunities. Your location will be in Skutskär mill and you will be working in Sourcing & Logistics function for Biomaterials Division. You will report to SVP Sourcing Biomaterials division & categories.
Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. Our fiber-based materials are renewable, recyclable and fossil free. Our solutions offer low-carbon alternatives to products based on finite resources. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.
Career for a better climate. Every day. 
As a Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for leading, developing and operationally running local sourcing in order to meet business requirements, with the target to support daily business, reduce procurement spend as well as development of the team towards best practice.  You will develop and execute our sourcing plan and set targets in line with our strategy, targets, guidelines and policies, as well as supplier base and propose solutions to business needs in close co-operation with category managers, purchasers, suppliers and business. You will lead local contract management group and act as a member of local mill and maintenance/technical management teams.
Your tasks include meeting purchase requests from business units timely and in professional manner, and suggest improvements as needed to make best commercial purchases while meeting business needs. You will also lead and coach your own team and manage performance of own functional budget as well as own targets. You will cooperate closely with Business and Sourcing team, suppliers and other companies.

What we offer
With our values, “Lead and Do What’s Right”, we endeavor to set an example in all aspects of our business as well as sustainability. We dare to take the initiative and constantly ask ourselves what more can we do, what can we do better. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company – an industry with great potential driven by global megatrends. As a Purchasing Manager, you have the opportunity to challenge current ways of working and suggest changes.
Greetings from your future manager
“If you value collaboration and great atmosphere, you might want to consider working in our team. We support each other and value diversity - come as you are and show us what you’re made of!” 


In order to succeed in this role, you have some 5 years working experience in international procurement and leadership experience. Your proficiency is based on a Master’s degree or equivalent experience. 
You have experience in strategic sourcing, and you have good understanding of sourcing practices and contract law. Demonstrated ability to negotiate complex agreements with suppliers in different countries is a must to succeed in this position. You are very good in teamwork, and you have experience in multicultural, remote people management and strong influencing skills. You are a great communicator with excellent negotiation skills, and you communicate fluently in Swedish and English. This position might require some traveling time to time.
To continue to drive a strong culture we are looking at a number of behaviours in each individual which is based upon our leadership themes set forth for driving our renewable materials agenda:

  • Customer Needs; Keeps up-to-date with market factors impacting our business and enhance or invent new products and solutions, always considering the customer and consumers perspective. 
  • Business Acumen; Clear understanding of key financial and productivity metrics driving business value across our business as a whole. Has the ability to make decisions quickly on the basis of incomplete information and takes responsibility for own decisions.
  • Do what’s right; Takes responsibility for Stora Enso being a global company that is ethical, safe and free from harassment and discrimination. Acts as an example of Stora Enso’s values and Code of Conduct – in difficult times as well as good times.
  • Inspire & Motivate; Inspires team members in believing in the way forward and encourages a collaborative & communicative working environment. Actively seeks to understand the key motivators of others with the aim to make them grow and perform. 
  • People Management; Builds a team of talented individuals with clear roles and responsibilities, while continuously promoting a learning culture. Sets challenging goals and provides both team and individuals with the opportunity to develop and impact the business.


Additional information

We work with the recruitment process on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible, but no later than 12 of December. Hiring manager Pasi Laukkanen, +358 40 7667329, pasi.laukkanen@storaenso.com is happy to answer your questions (in English) about the position 25.11.2021 09:00-12:00 or 29.11.2021 11:00-13:00. Other questions can be directed to Recruitment Specialist Jessica Barse, jessica.barse@storaenso.com. We accept applications submitted only through our recruitment system written in English.
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We believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and contributes to better decision-making. Diverse working teams help us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking. We work actively to increase diversity in the workplace and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Stora Enso is an equal opportunity employer and follows non-discriminatory practices.

Based on the location and level of the position the normal recruitment process could in addition entail, video interview, aptitude tests, and pre-employment actions such as; background checks, references, health check-up and drug test as part of the final stages. You will be informed to what is applicable to the role during the recruitment process. 

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