Global Category Manager IT

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Rune Borgen
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Are you the leading Global Category Manager?

Are you an experienced and strategic professional in the IT Hardware and Telecom industry?
Do you possess a knack for driving procurement excellence and optimizing supply chains? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as an IT Hardware & Telecom Category Manager.

As the Global Category Manager IT Hardware & Telecom, you will be responsible for developing and executing strategic procurement initiatives, managing vendor relationships, and optimizing our procurement processes. Your role will involve identifying cost-saving opportunities, staying updated with industry trends, and collaborating with cross-functional team to ensure the best-in-class IT hardware and telecom solutions are sourced and delivered to meet DNV business needs. In this role you will report to the Real Estate & Procurement Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for category performance and value delivery across processes and levers
  • Lead cross-functional category team
  • Analyze external category insights and internal category spend data
  • Lead the development, documentation, and execution of category (value) strategies including supplier, sourcing, contracting, pricing and purchasing strategies
  • Lead the development, documentation, execution and follow-up of annual category plans
  • Develop, measure and report on category specific KPI’s as well as the performance and value delivered within the category
  • Manage key suppliers within the category
  • Support and guide Regional Managers within the category
  • Support and steer sourcing, contract, and supplier experts within the category
  • Responsible for establishing standardized processes and procedures for global device distribution to end users


  • University level degree within IT, engineering, economics or similar
  • Approximately 10 years of experience from (international) procurement function and category management within IT Hardware & Telecom experience will be an advantage
  • Have domain knowledge related to the IT Hardware & Telecom category and a general understanding of the IT Hardware & Telecom market (dynamics, characteristics, practices, intelligence, and supplier and contract structures)
  • An end-to-end understanding of spend management / category management
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Attention to detail and deadlines while maintaining focus on the larger picture
  • Performance driven, have a strong interest in commercial aspects, engaged, curious, and possess a high level of professionalism as well as personal integrity
  • Possess business understanding and customer mindset and can interact with various stakeholders
  • Effective in utilizing Microsoft suite of programs and understanding of purchase to pay software (e.g. Basware Cloud, SAP, Oracle)
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills

What we offer:

At DNV, we offer opportunities beyond business. In addition to competitive conditions, the right candidate will enjoy working with issues to enhance safety and sustainability in an environment where trust, teamwork and innovation are core values.

Our working culture is based on respect and care and an appreciation of the need for work-life balance.

DNV is one of Norway's best employers and has a comprehensive program and offers for its employees

  • Pleasant working environment
  • Independent position
  • Commencement: Upon Agreement


Prior to hiring, candidates must be prepared for a background check that will be conducted to verify information provided in the CV and available documentation. Further information will be provided. For further information about the company, position or the recruitment process, please contact our senior advisors at Dfind, Christian Johnsen tel +47 92 8498 84 or Rune Borgen tel +47 400 21 431.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

Om arbeidsgiver

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, with almost 12,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.We are the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.