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Group Procurement Program Manager

At Hartwall, we create the drinks people love to live and celebrate with. We are part of the Danish beverage company Royal Unibrew, a leading regional player in a number of markets primarily in Northern Europe, Italy and in the international malt beverage markets. Now we are looking for a new team member to join our Royal Unibrew team working across the different markets.

Are you ready to take the lead in transforming procurement processes? Royal Unibrew is seeking a dynamic Procurement Program Manager to join our Group Procurement function. If you're passionate about driving value and efficiency through innovative practices, this role is for you!

A bit about your new role

As the Procurement Excellence Manager, you will collaborate closely with the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) to optimise our procurement practices.

Your main focus will be on driving continuous improvement initiatives, developing and streamlining processes, and enhancing collaboration. You'll also play a pivotal role in developing our team and integrating digital tools to propel our procurement organization forward. As the position is part of our Group function with connections to many of our markets, it can be managed from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Netherlands or other Royal Unibrew sites.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Defining best practices and implementing effective routines to enhance consistency and maturity in our operating model.
  • Managing and optimizing end-to-end procurement processes, including category management, sourcing, contract management, and supplier performance.
  • Coordinating the procurement calendar, planning, and communications to support efficient execution, as well as leading the procurement inputs into adhoc group project.
  • Leading the procurement continuous improvement agenda and facilitating effective change management.
  • Championing learning and development programs for the function.
  • Spearheading digitalization efforts to unlock eProcurement solutions in collaboration with Group IT and other key stakeholders.
  • Building robust working relationships across the organization to drive collaboration and alignment.

We hope you can recognize yourself from the list:

  • Bachelor's degree; professional CIPS qualification or similar preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant procurement experience in an international or matrix organization.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement processes, ERP systems, and procurement tools. Proficiency in Power Apps and Power BI would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills to build stakeholder credibility and foster collaboration.
  • Proven track record in project and change management, with the ability to initiate and embed change.
  • Strategic thinker with hands-on execution capabilities.
  • Team player with leadership qualities and a willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Previous experience in production processes, lean manufacturing, or six sigma problem-solving is a plus.

Why work for us

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills in an informal and relaxed environment that encourages you to be yourself. We actively share knowledge, helping and supporting one another. Anticipate a competitive compensation package with numerous benefits, including all Rockstar energy you can drink.

Of course, we also offer a delightful lunch plan, excellent coffee, and all the other amenities that contribute to a great workday. Additionally, we provide shower and changing room facilities for those, for instance, who prefer to cycle to work.

Operating under a highly flexible model tailored to individual needs, this position offers opportunities for remote work on specific days each week. You don't need to reside close to our headquarters in Faxe to handle your responsibilities.

Contact and application:

Please apply here for the open position. We look forward to hearing from you.

ROYAL UNIBREW | Here´s where you'll find the industry's most dedicated, energetic, and experienced colleagues. Together, we build the best framework for a job that precisely matches your everyday life and career aspirations.

Royal Unibrew produces, markets, sells, and distributes quality beverages. We are a consortium of more than 35 breweries and beverage producers from across Denmark, known especially for our traditional, locally-rooted brands such as Faxe Kondi, Egekilde, Royal Beer, Ceres, and Odense Pilsner, as well as partner brands like Pepsi MAX and Heineken.

Today, we are the second-largest beverage company in Denmark. Our journey began in 1856, and we still maintain a strong commercial focus, a clear growth strategy, and an ambitious sustainability strategy - both domestically and internationally.

You'll have over 1500 colleagues in Denmark and more than 2700 colleagues outside the country, including in Finland, Italy, France, Norway, Canada, the Netherlands, and the Baltic countries.

With us, you'll be part of challenging the boundaries of sustainable production and distribution. You'll help ensure a diverse range of beverages that bring people together - on the dance floor, during the third half, or over a meal - all while contributing to strengthening Danish sports, music, and community life.