Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) to Outnorth

den 13 juli 2017
den 27 augusti 2017
Emma Hördegård

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Today, Outnorth is one of Scandinavia’s leading e-commerce companies for outdoor accessories and has clothing, shoes and equipment for outdoor activities and training. We work to encourage more people to spend more time outdoors, regardless of previous experience or level of ambition, regardless of whether they are seeking an experience of nature or an outdoor activity and regardless of whether it is a question of clothing and accoutrements or of the actual experience. Read more about us on

About us
Outnorth is an expansive and dynamic e-commerce company holding a leading position on the Scandinavian e-market. The company expects a turnover of 420 million SEK in 2017. If you’re looking to join a dynamic company that’s truly making a strong impact on people’s outdoor lives, you are the person we are looking for! Outnorth is now seeking a CPO who will play a decisive role in our journey forward and in our continued success.

Your challenge
As CPO you will contribute to all phases of strategic purchasing, including managing and coordinating purchase initiatives and performance with both suppliers and internal functions. You need to ensure that the purchasing function (team, performance, systems and procedures) meets the needs of the business and in doing so, understands and meets the requirements and concerns of suppliers and consumers.

You will also use your senior negotiation skills at an international level to ensure that Outnorth retains and strengthens its prominent position as a strong player in the field of outdoor trade. In acting as a business partner to our largest suppliers you will ensure that Outnorth has a greater influence on our suppliers´ planning and future projects. You will select suppliers and improve their performance – reliability of supply, quality, service, costs and innovation. Organizationally you will report to the CEO, and you will have staff responsibility for three strategic buyers. The vacancy is based in Växjö.

Your Background
To be successful in this role we believe that you should have had some years of high level experience on the international e-commerce/B2C market. You should have the specialist procurement knowledge, preferably within the specific area.

Personal Qualities
As a person, you are open and curious with an innovative mind! You are a true problem solver and you always have the business and the customer in focus. You show openness, willpower, drive and you enjoy working in a fast-pace environment, focused on results. You are result-oriented with strong analytical skills, and you maintain a holistic approach, combined with the necessary ability to identify essential details.

You are passionate about the combination of people, technology and business, making them work together. You have strong inter-personal communication skills, and you have the ability to co-operate with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels. You have the capacity to lead change and to keep a grip on a rapidly changing environment. By providing a systematic perspective on strategic issues, you provide a clear vision of the future.

By acting and leading as a role model, you will positively influence others with energy and enhance their ability to contribute to achieving specific goals.

Qualification requirements
• You will have a minimum of 5 years in a procurement department with a strong exposure to international environments
• You will have minimum a few years of senior leadership experience
• You are fluent in both spoken and written English
• You will preferably have an Academic degree in Economics, specializing in procurement

Your application
We look forward to receiving your application in English or Swedish by 27th of August 2017. Please note that we will handle applications on a continuous basis, so do not hesitate to apply as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Recruitment Consultant Emma Hördegård, 0470-32 38 39.

Emma Hördegård



Sista ansökningsdag: 2017-08-27