Vice President Procurement
Norwegian Air Shuttle is the fifth largest low-cost carrier in the world with around 11,000 dedicated colleagues globally. Our customers can choose from over 500 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand and the Caribbean, as well as North and South America. The company is headquartered in Norway and was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2003. Today, Norwegian has around 160 aircraft and sportsone of the world’s youngest and greenest fleets with an average age of just 3.7 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by passengers for six consecutive years at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards 2013-2018, along with being named the ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul’ Airline’ for the past four years.
The Vice President (VP) Procurement is a newly established position. As VP Procurement you are to create a centralised groupwide procurement function having the overall responsibility for the global sourcing strategy and procurement practices. You and your team will be responsible for strategic procurement and to develop and implement procurement policies and processes. You are to ensure delivery within agreed targets, hereunder managing and coordinating procurement agents, buyers or purchasing agents as well as working on the most complex purchases for the company. You will lead the creation, execution and management of comprehensive sourcing strategies for all spend categories. As such you will ensure to meet the needs of the business across Norwegian, and actively seek to understand and adopt best practices.
We are seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial and result oriented person, with solid experience with strategic procurement, preferably from larger international organizations. You are dedicated to get the best results, whether you want to optimize procurement processes, negotiate small or large contracts, or advise management regarding procurement. You have demonstrated strong leadership impact and have experience with organizational development; building and leading the organization to the next level of maturity. Furthermore, you know how to collaborate constructively with business and functional leaders to develop, support and implement strategies and results. A mindset and negotiating contracts not only ensuring the ‘speed to market’ but also meeting the strategic goals, such as cost effectiveness, is an important part of the responsibility.
You are professional and accurate when communicating in English both verbally and in writing.
We offer a challenging and exciting management position in an already strong global brand with great commercial potential going forward. In addition, the role entails development and growth opportunities for the right person, both in Norway and internationally. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Interested? Contact Visindi AS: Christian Heiberg, mobile; +47 992 98 574 or Heidi Wiggen, mobile; +47 916 56 103. All inquiries are treated confidentially, if desired, also towards our client. Application letters and CV’s are to be submitted as soon as possible.
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