group indirect procurement manager

Location: Finland or one of Teknos European countries


Teknos is a global coatings company with operations in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and the USA, employing approximately 1,800 people. We are one of the leading suppliers of industrial coatings with a strong position in architectural and retail coatings. The company was established in 1948 and is one of Finland’s largest family-owned businesses. Teknos wants to make the world last longer by providing smart, technically advanced paint and coating solutions to protect and prolong. Always working in close cooperation with our customers and firmly believing that the company’s personnel are vital to its success, Teknos has created a corporate culture that is derived from family values, where each employee is heard and encouraged to take the initiative. Our goal is to make use of the great potential of our excellent personnel in order to create new solutions for our customers. Teknos has grown rapidly in recent years and the company has a strong growth strategy for the future. 


Main goals:

In this role, you will provide a development and support of Teknos Group’s business objectives through implementing and executing procurement roadmap according to the group strategy. You will be leading all the indirect categories globally, taking responsibility for process improvement and enabling of further sustainable development of our procurement functions. 

With Teknos, you get to join a globally operating family-owned company with a friendly and warm work atmosphere where employees’ opinions are valued.


Daily tasks and responsibilities:

  • Defining, implementing and managing the strategy for the global indirect categories, meeting the Group targets related to cost optimization, sustainability and contractual compliance
  • Leading cooperation and communication with Group suppliers as well as internal stakeholders
  • Developing and running various international projects in own area related to the procurement roadmap and multiple improvement initiatives
  • Engaging and influencing country teams across the globe, fostering a close cooperation in a matrix setup and providing the strategy deployment with local purchasing functions
  • Reporting to Chief Procurement Officer and supporting him within realisation of strategic objectives for global procurement at Teknos Group



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of leading procurement/purchasing related functions within industrial environment and a global or regional reach
  • Previous international exposure and ability to drive global initiatives
  • Proven experience in creating and implementing sound sourcing strategies
  • Excellent project management competences and experience
  • Data driven mindset combined with strong analytical skills
  • Development oriented and innovative attitude
  • Ability to lead and implement change in international matrix organization
  • Fluent both English and one of Teknos European languages
  • Located either in Finland or one of Teknos European locations


What we offer:

This position offers you a great opportunity to use your professional skills in a rapidly growing business within a global environment.

In Teknos you will also have: 

Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values.  

Inspired and motivated teams: We have a highly skilled workforce. We are a multi-faceted, international organization that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.  

Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your career.   

Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a sustainable future. ​







Please send your application (CV and cover letter with salary expectation) to our recruiting system. Use the below button to apply.


For further information, please contact:

Paulina Długosz, Group Talent Acquisition Manager (paulina.dlugosz(at)teknos.com)