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Strategic Buyer - Indirect Procurement


Strategic Buyer – Indirect Procurement

An incredible opportunity awaits you as Strategic Buyer, reporting to Global Category Manager. In this role, you will play a part in our high-achieving Indirect Procurement Team. Now is the time to get on board with KONGSBERG! We are leading the way in achieving business goals, and we're seeking talented individuals to help us drive digital innovation. If you're ready to be part of this exciting journey, your adventure begins here!

Craft a sustainable supply chain. Protechting People and Planet at every sourcing decision.


  • Implementing global supplier and category strategies, that will drive long-term productivity improvements within indirect purchasing activities.
  • Maintaining indirect purchasing sourcing and resourcing activities for the designated purchasing category.
  • Leading and coordinating supplier relationships and strategies within the designated external buyer supply chain.
  • Budget planning and adherence for designated indirect purchasing categories.
  • Utilizing the S2P systems and other purchasing systems in an optimal way to maximize internal transactional efficiency, minimizing total costs.
  • Contributing to improvement and sharing best practice across supply chain and purchasing teams.
  • Providing recommendations on sourcing decisions.
  • Ensuring that all purchase documents are issued and maintained as appropriate, including the required customer and governmental regulations.
  • Contribute and support the indirect procurement team to improve and develop.

 Qualifications and experience

  • Higher Education.
  • At least 3 years of experience in purchasing/supply chain management in international environment (indirect procurement experience preferred).
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating agreements with Services suppliers.
  • Possess understanding of the cost drivers and total cost of acquisition impact regarding indirect purchasing processes.
  • Proven track record of sourcing (including LCC sourcing).
  • Ability to work in a team and to communicate globally - strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of any E-procurement software solutions would be an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Willingness to travel regionally and internationally.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and cooperation attitude.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Flexibility to work in a changing procurement environment and willingness to learn modern procurement tools.

What we can offer

  • An exciting and important position working for the world-leading supplier of maritime solutions.
  • International work environment and multidisciplinary team collaboration.
  • Professional development and career opportunities.
  • Competitive pay and benefits.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Hybrid working arrangement (flexible working hours and the option to work remote or from home office.

At KONGSBERG, "Protechting People and Planet" drives solutions, and diverse teams inspire innovation.


Work location
Kraków (Poland)

The position reports to:
Barbara Kostrzewa
Global Category Manager

Point of contact
Martyna Papis
Senior HR Advisor
+48 661 222 765


KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We are determined in our work to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

Kongsberg Maritime is a technology pioneer, enabling a more sustainable future for our oceans. Our zero-emission integrated technologies advance the maritime industry and solve our customers' toughest problems. With unmatched competence, domain knowledge, innovation, and market reach, we are the trusted maritime partner. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 35 countries.

Protechting people and planet