Director, Procurement Back Office

Country Finland
Responsible person(s) for the recruitment Kimmo Kemppinen
City Hyvinkää/Espoo, Finland
Job description

Konecranes is seeking a dynamic leader into Leadership team of Procurement leading close to 2 billion EUR spend. Director of Procurement Back Office is a senior leadership position within the Global Procurement organization, reporting directly to the Head of Procurement and Sourcing.

You will be responsible for developing, deploying and leading procurement processes, tools and training that power Konecranes’ procurement organization to be more effective and efficient. In this position you will also explore and implement new ways to improve Konecranes’ collaboration with suppliers.

As the leader of the Procurement Back Office Team, you will be responsible for working cross-functionally with senior business leaders across Konecranes’ value chain to understand both opportunities and strategic imperatives. You will leverage your organization to create and implement solutions keeping our processes efficient and effective and making procurement digitalization to come alive.


Procurement effectiveness and efficiency improvement

  • Maintain procurement tools, systems, competence building and processes development roadmap
  • Implement roadmap by leading multiple highly experienced procurement experts or organizations
  • Participating in annual planning, budgeting and target setting
  • Establish Konecranes way to forecast towards suppliers and roll it out
  • Establish tools and process for collaborational supply planning with selected suppliers
  • Represent procurement and communicate business needs to stakeholders like IT, suppliers or business area sales & operations planning

Fact Based Cost Analysis

  • Establish and lead centralized should costing, value analysis
  • Define Konecranes tools to do cost analysis, negotiations and provide related training
  • Lead centralized category analytics and facilitate workshops to support YoT spend improvement
  • Ensure the delivery of business insights through the timely delivery of analytics

Procurement Process Management and Improvement

  • Collaboratively create and maintain processes and global implementation according to roadmap
  • Make sure that business needs are notified in related tools development

Collaborate with Stakeholders to Deliver Value Adding Solutions

  • Drive transformational progress and improvement in organizational capabilities
  • Maintain high level of interaction and input with senior leaders from other functions
  • Ensure procurement is collaborating closely with the IT team
What we expect from you

In order to be successful in this position, you need to have:

  • Proven ability to impact and influence people, process and technology
  • Solid experience in a global company of which good part in a leading position in Procurement, IT or procurement focused consultancies
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team while managing change program in global environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies that incorporate insights from multiple functions
  • Knowledge of cultural differences and ability to adapt your communication style accordingly
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Successful candidates will have a deep knowledge of ERP systems and database interfaces
  • You can differentiate yourself if you have also experience of related IT systems costs or designing/driving procurement workshop or e-sourcing / e-procurement solutions

  • Candidate needs to have capability to build vision and commit on to excellence and the energy to participate building and developing a world class procurement

  • You need to act in line with all Konecranes values, policies, quality system and other regulations
  • Although your office would be located in Finland, we expect willingness and ability to travel globally

You have a strategic mindset and as a great people manager you will get your team to further develop procurement processes, tools and practices globally. It is essential you and your team will be reaching impactful targets set and get strategic initiatives like cost management funneling implemented. For certain strategic initiatives you need to scope and introduce new ways to compete together with more capable and agile supplier base.

The successful candidate will be able to initiate change in a global organization through strong leadership and influencing skills, ensuring consistency in our processes with a systematic and analytical approach.

As this role is global we expect you to be ready to travel to other Konecranes locations frequently. You will benchmark both internally and externally procurement best practices and enable our continuous improvement also in this way.

What we offer you

We offer you a challenging position in a global business environment with many opportunities for personal growth and development. You and your team will be challenged, but you will also have room and flexibility to deliver while working in an energetic atmosphere with a collaborative and innovative global team.

Additional information

Additional information about this position will be given by Kimmo Kemppinen, mob.+358 40 674 8593. Please call between 1pm and 4pm FI time 19.-21.7. or 24.-25.2017.

Please fill out the application by July 28th, 2017.