Since being founded in Timrå, Sweden, by M.D. Per Uddén in 1967, Permobil has become the leader in the advanced rehabilitation technology industry. Today, Permobil is a SEK 4 billion company with presence in 70 countries and with 1 600 employees. Owned by Investor AB through Patricia Industries, Permobil is one of their core investments. The company has grown consistently each year over the last 20 years, and more than doubled in revenue since the acquisition by Investor in 2013. Permobil has completed several acquisitions, both to expand the product offering, e.g. move into active manual wheelchairs as well as seating and positioning products, and to strengthen distribution channels and sales capabilities. Permobil is determined to continue this growth path with the ambition to double the revenues again in 3-5 years through business development as well as additional acquisitions, all to further support people with disabilities in getting a better quality of life.
Permobil has a strong customer-centric culture. The founder Per Uddén stated already from the outset:
"Every person has the right to have his or her disability compensated as far as possible by aids with the same technical standard as those we all use in our everyday lives."
We are looking to appoint a talented and experienced Sourcing professional who wants global exposure within a dynamic, fast paced and user-oriented environment. You will have an appetite for change and innovation, and bring an ambitious, motivated approach to our already high performing team. Working closely with key stakeholders, you will play an important role in supporting the development and delivery of new products within Permobil.
As Project Sourcing Manager at Permobil you will work in an organization responsible for project sourcing activities. Your key focus will be on our Power wheelchair product portfolio, which represent the largest business unit within Permobil. The responsibility for the Project Sourcing Manager is to coordinate, lead and execute the sourcing activities towards our global supplier base in Permobil product development projects and assignments.
Apart from traditional sourcing activities, inquiries, bid evaluations, supplier negotiations, you will be engaged in supplier collaboration of various sizes making sure that the deliverables are in focus at all time with all stakeholders involved. You are also an integral part of the category team structure established to ensure we are managing the relations to our supplier base to suite Permobil targets.
Your key targets in this role will be to improve time to market promises for new and changed products as well as sharp cost awareness for our products. Focus is also first-time right specifications from projects as well as tools and concepts within the areas of total cost of ownership, clean sheet sourcing and category management – that are all well known to you. Furthermore, you will be part of a team driving alignment in global sourcing processes, methods and tools throughout Permobil Group.
We believe that you have a university degree within supply chain, engineering or equivalent education along with a portion of work experience from Sourcing, Product development, Purchasing, Procurement, Project purchasing or similar positions.
You need knowledge in business analysis, business negotiations, Lean concept and production. You also have solid understanding of product development processes as well as an interest in quality, logistics and production engineering. You are quality concerned – that's valid for both products and processes.
You are used work in multiple projects, have a logical as well as an analytical way of thinking. We expect you to have good relationship management and communication skills as most of the work is cross-functional and international.
To be successful in this position we believe that you are motivated by challenges and have the ability to push through obstacles and setbacks.
In this role you will get the opportunity to work in a truly international environment, a growing business and making a difference for people with disabilities in their everyday life.
For further information on the position, please contact recruiter Catarina Lennartsson phone: +46 76-869 64 85, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is held at our site in Timrå and will include travelling. Please apply no later than October 20, 2019.
For contact with union representatives, please email:
For recruitment advertising: please respect that we already have a recruiting partner, TNG, in this recruitment process, we decline calls or emails from other recruitment and advertising providers.