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Category Buyer -Food i Solna

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Sodexo is looking for a Category Buyer -Food to join our Supply management team in Sweden. We have just started our transformation journey and looking for someone who, just like us, enjoys working in a constantly evolving environment and strive to improve ways of working. Are you a collaborative person with high ambitions, an open personality, and a can-do attitude? Then you might be our next star!

We offer a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking organization, in a global company with strong values and career possibilities in some 60 different countries across the globe.

A typical day

Being a part of Sodexo Supply Management team in Sweden you will contribute to delivering sustainable sourcing solutions to grow our business. Our goal is to deliver value to all business lines of Sodexo through cost savings, quality, sustainable sourcing, and innovation. Our mission is not only focusing on supporting the business with lowest cost but also supporting on top line support.  

Besides procurement related activities, an important part of your day-to-day work will be to interact with, influence and manage internal and external stakeholders. Your main responsibilities will involve category management work, e.g., develop and implement category strategies and tenders that secure best possible value for Sodexo. Key responsibilities also include formulation and execution on annual category & sourcing plans, deliver savings and innovation. 

In order to succeed, you will build a strong expertise across the categories managed as well as collaborate with internal stakeholders in order to deliver highest value to the business.

A natural part of your work will be to initiate and support continuous improvements within categories and the SM function as a whole and contribute to Supply Management transformation and roadmap.

You will be part of a team focusing on food, built up by both you as Category Buyers in close cooperation with Segment Supply Manager in Food, all with the common goal of supporting and deliver on business needs. Engaging with Global buying teams to develop categories globally is also a part of the job.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage the assigned categories within the scope of responsibility
  • Deliver targeted savings
  • Drive efficiency and commercial competitiveness for the business
  • Work with global supply management buying teams to implement global categories to Sweden with support from the Segment Supply Manager
  • Design and implement category strategies to deliver business needs, this is made with cooperation from other functions in the organization.
  • Drive category management activities to significantly improve the commercial performance at a country level, deliver category innovation and support sustainability targets whilst maintaining compliance to company policy and standards and mitigating risks.
  • Ensure procurement solutions consider Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in all procurement activity to maximize greatest value to Sodexo, whilst also mitigating risk.
  • Ownership and delivery of category and contract targets in annual Supply Management budget (savings & revenues)
  • Develop and lead strategic supplier partnerships and collaboration to obtain strategic alignment, high loyalty, reduce risk & drive innovation
  • Support in sales and mobilization projects

Who you are

You love and have knowledge of food from previous rolls. You have a strong business mind, an open personality, and strong communication & networking skills. You get motivated by being part of a transformation journey and continuous improvements are a natural part of your work as well as striving to increase profitability and growth.

This will be a challenging role, with both highly strategic parts, but you are not afraid of operative questions when needed. You will have ambitious cost savings & efficiencies to be met whilst driving improvements and innovation. You are skilled in stakeholder management and influencing to be effective in this position. The role requires considerable negotiation experience.

You have an academic degree or similar, experience from strategic procurement and a track record of delivering ambitious cost savings within a Category Management position. Experience of Buying/Category Management within food categories is preferable.

Excel is something you love and know by hart.

You have the ambition to grow in your career and see yourself in a leading role as Head of Supply Management Food in a near future.

Finally, you are a team player that likes to combine high ambition and results with having fun at work.

If you are the right person, we can offer you ...

…an interesting and varied position within a global company with strong values. We are a knowledge company seeking employees with different specializations, backgrounds, and experiences. Everyone’s uniqueness is at the heart of our vibrant workforce and truly reflects the communities we serve. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel valued and respected as individuals.

We aim to help our colleagues to be the best they can be by taking account of the work and personal lives of our employees; supporting them to fulfil their personal career ambitions; providing services that support their health and wellbeing needs and supporting their commitment to undertaking community citizenship activity such as volunteering.

This position is based in Sweden. We have a hybrid office, where work from home or at our modern office, situated in Solna, close to Mall of Scandinavia is the Sodexo way. You can easily access our office by commuter, tram, metro and busses or by car unless you prefer to walk or bike.


You are welcome to submit your application with attached CV in English no later than December 30th. We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis, so do not wait to submit your application.

When submitting you will be asked to answer the following questions 1) what in the ad made you decide to apply? 2) What value / qualities would you bring to the company and the position?

For questions regarding the position or recruitment process, please contact Magnus Holmegård via e-mail or phone 076 -502 32 93.


About Sodexo
Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in Quality of Life Services, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 53 countries, our 422,000 employees serve 100 million consumers each day. Sodexo Group stands out for its independence and its founding family shareholding, its sustainable business model and its portfolio of activities including Food Services, Facilities Management Services and Employee Benefit Solutions. We provide quality, multichannel and flexible food experiences, but also design attractive and inclusive workplaces and shared spaces, manage and maintain infrastructure in a safe and environmentally friendly way, offer personalized support for patients or students, or even create programs fostering employee engagement. From Day 1, Sodexo has been focusing on tangible everyday gestures and actions through its services in order to have a positive economic, social and environmental impact over time. For us, growth and social commitment go hand in hand. Our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all.

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