Category Managers to ITAB Group

Category Managers to ITAB Group

Category Manager is a new role in ITAB Procurement organization. The purpose is to own and act on the Group spend in different categories. Together we will continue to build ITAB strategic sourcing capabilities and form a Group Sourcing function. The Category Manager should be a leading expert in one or more purchasing areas and able to support the organization with strategic questions and projects. 

We are looking for Category Managers in five clusters:

  • Steel & Metal Raw materials     
  • Metal Products inclusive Shelving, Wire and Tube Products
  • Electronics & Technology
  • Lighting components and systems
  • Joinery products & -raw material and fittings

About the position

ITAB Procurement consist of two basic functions:

  • Sourcing; commercial responsibility, supplier base definition, category driven.
  • Purchasing: operative and tactical purchasing located at out sites.

Sourcing is a strategic function that will work with ITAB Groups combined spend and for a Value Chain that is strong, sustainable and supporting our overall goals. The Category Managers can be placed in any of ITAB’s locations and will have professional contacts with ITAB regions and sites located in Europe and China. The Supplier base is in Greater Europe and Asia.

The role requires business travel estimated to 30 days/year.

Required Experience and Competence.

  • Knowledge and experience of one or more of the Categories mentioned.
  • Experience as a strategic buyer or Category Manager is a merit. 
  • Experience of participation in, or driving Sourcing projects.
  • Structured and able to define their daily activities to achieve their goals. 
  • Be able to initiate and run projects that involve both internal and external resources.
  • Result-driven and interested in making good business. 
  • English language is a requirement both written and verbal, other languages can be a merit.


  • To lead by experience and competence. Drive projects and involve and activate team members.
  • A proven ability to coordinate and structure your workload.
  • The ability to forge strong relationships and long-term collaborations in engaging with suppliers and colleagues.
  • The ability to see the bigger picture, to show respect and to have the company’s best interest and quality of service in mind always.    
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal is important. To be able to keep the stakeholders updated on progress and results in their categories.

Application and contact

Does this sound like you? Do not hesitate, send in your application today!

Welcome to apply before 2021-08-15.

Please note that our applications are handled ongoing throughout the process and that we only accept applications via our website.

For more information about the position, please contact: Per Eklund, +46 706 190 753

ITAB Group sells, designs, develops, manufactures and installs complete shop concepts for retail chain stores. With our expertise, long-term relations and innovative solutions ITAB is at the forefront as partner in the retail business.

ITAB offers career opportunities in an international workplace. We continuously act and strive together for a sustainable future – for business, people and environment. ITAB as a friendly place to work with good working conditions in an attractive, equal-opportunity, safe and healthy workplace.

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Jönköping, Sweden

Instrumentvägen 2
553 02 Jönköping Directions +46 36 31 73 00 View page

At ITAB we help customers turn consumer brand experience into physical reality with our know-how, solutions and ecosystem of partners.

We are an international team constantly developing in line with a changing market. One of the key factors to enable ITABs full potential is the people within the Group. We aim to lead the way, with a passion for continuously creating an inspiring, innovative and sustainable shopping experience. Our success is based on entrepreneurial thinking, commitment and responsibility.

Our common way of working is to stay curious, to be creative and find smart, innovative solutions – Think Ahead. 

With passion for the market and retail business we will offer the best consumer experience to our customers by understanding different ways of shopping – Think Consumer. 

ITAB is global with local competence and presence. We are building on close relations, collaborating within the Group as well as with our external partners –  Think Together.



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