The business area Compressor Technique is looking for a Regional Category Manager to join the global purchasing team. Your mission is to bring efficiencies in the external purchasing processes and to execute benchmarks and negotiations with external suppliers, in multiple countries. 

More specific this means you will: 

  • Create supplier agreements and follow up the implementation in the countries within your region
    • Analyze in-depth external spend, identify potential projects and savings, set up and agree on a purchasing plan and priorities with the local entities
    • Map requirements, execute benchmarks and negotiate with external suppliers
    • Establish  agreements with fixed price lists, discounts, rebates, long payment terms, good service and quality 
    • Support and Follow up the implementation in the countries
    • Look for purchasing synergies between multiple entities/countries
    • Commodities to work on are very diverse, examples are: material for service technicians, purchases with scope of sustainability, subcontractors and support global category managers Fleet and Travel.
  • Lead risk assessment and develop mitigation plans through improving existing suppliers or developing new sources.
  • Manage category analysis & understand the segment spend in relation to supply market


Many meetings can take place digitally, but some travel is part of the job as you will work closely together with the people responsible in the local countries.

You will make sure that there is a good communication structure with all levels in the organization and with regular meetings, contacts and reports which are documented on a common Microsoft Teams/SharePoint platform.

Profile of the candidate:

  • Minimum 4 years of purchasing experience is a must 
  • Knowledge of Purchase-to-Pay process
  • University/master degree in business, economics, finance, purchasing, or equivalent
  • Excellent negotiation skills with external suppliers
  • Action and results driven and be able to work independently
  • Team player and like working in a multicultural environment
  • Always looking for improvements, be able to drive change and motivate other people
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint, 
  • Excellent communications skills in English, other languages are an asset 
  • Willing to travel upon need

Atlas Copco Services s.r.o.