Lead Category Manager

Join us in this role where you’ll lead the strategic direction for IT and digital procurement across the globe. As a part of your role, you´ll act as functional coordinator and sparring partner for the IT&D Procurement team.


Welcome to Global Services Procurement

We are approx. 45 people covering travel, indirect and IT Procurement. You'll be part of the category management department and will be the functional leader of the IT&D Category team of approx. ten people. The team members will have a personnel manager in either the Sourcing or Contract Management department. We offer an international working environment where you’ll collaborate closely with the business and colleagues across the globe. As a team, we value a positive and open mindset, being team players and ambitious and sharing knowledge.


You’ll play an important role in:

  • working with decision makers to develop and maintain a global category strategy for IT and digital procurement
  • build and managing a pipeline of projects within the IT and digital procurement scope and prioritising resources
  • providing guidance and mentoring to colleagues in the IT&D category team
  • connecting with other Category Leads across categories and coordinate initiatives
  • building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to support the realisation and optimisation of commercial value
  • monitoring market trends and technological advancements to keep procurement strategies up to date.


To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a cross-disciplinary background based on a master’s degree in IT, economics, business, or law and have proven experience with IT category management
  • have a proven track record of idea generation and development of optimization initiatives, such as software and infrastructure landscape optimization

  • have proven track record of leading large and complex IT sourcing projects and negotiations
  • have the credibility and gravitas to work with C-Suite level stakeholders
  • are proficient in procurement of SAP and Microsoft suites
  • thrive in an international environment and can create good relationships with your team members, and stakeholders around the world.


Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.


Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.


Shape the future with us
Send your application to us as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we’ve found the right candidate.


As an applicant or employee, you may request reasonable work and position accommodation or adjustments via accomodation@orsted.com.


Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.


About the job

Application deadline:  25 August 2024

Gentofte, DK

Field of work:  Procurement
Employment type:  Permanent
Work hours:  Full-time
Workplace:  Hybrid (office and home-working)

Imagine a future with Ørsted

About Ørsted

- We develop, construct, and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar energy farms, storage facilities, and bioenergy plants in Europe, Asia, and North America. 

- Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

- We’ve been ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable energy companies for the past six years. 

- We’re headquartered in Denmark.

- We have over 8,600 employees, working in 15 countries and growing. 


An inclusive team

Ørsted wants all employees to have the same opportunities for impact and growth, regardless of age, nationality, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or beliefs. We’re committed to secure an inclusive work environment characterised by a respect for all people so everyone feels free to openly share their input and ideas.