IT Category Manager



IT Category Manager 


Are you looking for a role that combines strategic thinking, commercial realities and the exciting fast moving IT industry?
Join our Group Technology Team in Stockholm or Malmö, Sweden and enjoy a collaborative culture that empowers you to build a career you can be proud of.


What would you do as our IT Category Manager 

IT Category Management involves the establishment and management of supplier engagements, minimizes complexity and maximizes competition, drives change to outcome-based performance, and drives cultural change to strategic supply within ASSA ABLOY. 
As one of four IT Category Managers you will take business ownership of one or several IT sub-categories across the ASSA ABLOY Group. You will, in cooperation with relevant stakeholders, define the strategic direction and lead execution of initiatives to drive cost reduction and value creation from the supplier base. 
In stakeholder management you will need to develop a deep understanding for both group and divisional business strategies and requirements. In line with the global IT strategy, you are expected to provide Top Executives with sourcing and supplier development opportunities

You would also:

•    Develop and drive IT Sourcing strategy as part of IT Operational model development
•    Manage IT contracts that cover group applications and group-wide IT infrastructure, software and cloud according to ASSA ABLOY strategy
•    Ensure that purchasing of part of IT operations from external ISP and ASP are administered and approved under the common framework and tools agreed with each provider, and that relevant regulations and policies are followed in preparing the contract
•    Provide support in the business and operational development
•    Ensure that the economic parameters of the IT contract are clear and comprehensible and that the financing and accounting method is described for each contract, according to the approved model
•    Measure methods and frequency of monitoring of IT contracts benefit
•    Drive own initiatives within the area of responsibility as well as driving supplier governance and supplier development
The skills and experience you need 
We are looking for someone who: 

•    Has a university degree or equivalent 
•    Has significant IT sourcing experience including strategic development of IT sourcing, ideally in complex organizations 
•    Has excellent communication skills and ability to work with different stakeholders cross-functionally
•    Is fluent in English, spoken and written
•    Is available to travel within Sweden and internationally (approximately 30 days per year)

If you have a strong personal drive and commitment to deliver results on time while being a cooperative and enthusiastic team-player, always keeping business priorities in mind, this role may be for you!
What we offer

We’re passionate about providing amazing opportunities and benefits, so you can continue and progress a lifelong career with us – here’s what we have to offer:

•  Learning and career development opportunities, whether it’s online learning, management training or enhancing your skills .

•  Hybrid model of working 
•  A competitive salary and incentive schemes
•  Flexible working hours 
•  Stable employment in a friendly international atmosphere 
We review applications regularly, so don’t wait 

We are building diverse, inclusive teams, and encourage applications from everyone who can see themselves working with us. Just set up your profile and apply here, no later than 29th February 2024. 
To make sure your personal data is safe, we don’t look at any applications sent by email or post. If you have any questions about the role or the process, email Daria Skucha, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, at  


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Who you would be working with

The ASSA ABLOY Group purchases of IT products and services globally exceeds 100 million EUR per annum. Standardization within IT is becoming more and more important due to the increasing collaboration between Group companies and forming strong partnerships with our strategic suppliers of information technology is a critical success factor in supporting our ambitious IT Transformation initiatives. There are good opportunities for substantial savings and having a significant impact on the bottom line and the team in Stockholm is now looking for our next IT Category Manager to strengthen our function and keep on having impact on a global level!
In this role you will work for ASSA ABLOY Group and report to the Head of Indirect Procurement EMEIA and you will work with internal stakeholders, primarily Group IT organization and Divisional IT Directors, as well as a significant portfolio of suppliers across the globe. 


We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Stockholm, SE, 111 64 Malmö, SE, 211 19

Supply Chain
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Mid-senior level