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Category Manager

As we are in the process of building up a new functional area within Procurement at Blue World, we are looking for new Category Manager to join the team.
So, if you are interested in joining this newly established team and have the necessary technical knowledge within a certain category of components/materials combined with a desire to make important strategic commercial decisions, then you could be our new Category Manager!

The job

You will be a part of our Procurement team reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer. As Category Manager, you will be responsible for one or more categories of components (mechanical, electro-mechanical, chemicals etc.) needed to produce the Blue World products. You will, in a cross-functional team setup, create the strategy for one or more categories of components. This includes identification and qualification of relevant suppliers (audit, contract and price negotiations etc.). The primary criteria for success in the role are the ability to ensure a consistently high-performance level and generally maintain a proficient supplier base delivering good quality components at the right price for our products.
Your main tasks will be to:

  • Identify and qualify suppliers.
  • Negotiate relevant Terms and Conditions.
  • Mitigate risks.
  • Optimise cost.
  • Create and implement a “Best-practice” supplier/sourcing strategy.

Your profile

  • You have a degree in Engineering, Economics, or similar.
  • You have experience from similar positions.
  • You have technical knowledge within mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronics, or similar.
  • You have experience with contract management.
  • You are a strong negotiator and relationship builder.
  • You are analytical and structured, self-driven, and energetic.
  • You are goal-driven with a strategic mindset.
  • As the corporate language at Blue World Technologies is English, you must master the English language both verbally and in writing.

So who is Blue World Technologies?

Blue World Technologies is an ambitious and visionary developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cell components and systems for the automotive and heavy-duty transportation sectors and stationary and APU applications around the world. The fuel cells act as a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. Our fuel cells are based on the High-Temperature PEM technology combined with methanol-reforming. A combination that ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and significant benefits including CO2 reduction, fuel cost savings, and zero harmful emissions.

We are a fast-growing company that was founded in 2018. Our headquarters is located at the Port of Aalborg, Denmark, where we are currently in the process of establishing a serial production of fuel cells. Besides the team in Aalborg, we also have a team in Kvistgaard, Denmark where part of our R&D activities is carried out. The work environment at Blue World Technologies is informal and international, and our team currently counts more than ten different nationalities.

Being part of our team

At Blue World Technologies, we are on a mission to provide a green alternative to combustion engines to support the green transition worldwide. Working for Blue World Technologies, you will make a difference – for the company, colleagues, and the World.

We do what it takes to create results while remaining dynamic and flexible. We achieve this by having a strong set of values that are centred around our team. Blue World Technologies is an inclusive and flat organisation where the best argument wins.

Information and apply

Apply for the position by sending your CV and motivation letter to people@blue.world – subject “Category Manager” no later than 30 September 2022.

We will interview candidates on an ongoing basis, so please do not hesitate to send us your application.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Chief Procurement Officer, Torben Madsen on mobile: +45 42 48 53 11.

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Application date

30 Sep 2022

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Location

Aalborg

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Torben Madsen Chief Procurement Officer
Torben Madsen
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