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Category Manager

Haldor Topsoe A/S aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. Driven by its purpose perfecting chemistry for a better world, Topsoe accelerates its customers’ transition towards renewable energy – and the fight against climate change.
As one of very few companies, Topsoe possesses both the expertise and technologies needed to transform renewable electricity, biomass, and waste into green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol and e-fuels for zero emission fuels and chemicals that will power a sustainable future. 

Leaving the world in a better shape for future generations is what drives us -our purpose ‘Perfecting chemistry for a better world’ is what guides us.

In Group Procurement, we play an important role in the implementation of Topsoes new journey, and the transformation of our company.

Group Procurement is Topsoes centralized procurement unit with global responsibility, and we now offer a position as Category Manager. We have the responsibility to initiate, govern and implement efficient and effective procurement activities across Topsoe. We have a strong focus on continuously improving our cost picture as well as add value to our stakeholders to free up resources for exciting and significant growth opportunities in our company. Category Management is a key process to sustain our way of working.

In this position as Category Manager for our IT Category you will be addressing a significant part of Topsoes’ indirect spend and will collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

You will be part of Indirect Procurement with 11 motivated employees, that together with colleagues from Direct and Technical Procurement deliver strong and sustainable results to Topsoe. We are focused on becoming a best in class procurement team using category management, proactive approach towards our stakeholders and ambitious goals for our value contribution to Topsoe.

Your responsibilities

  • Initiates category planning, - management and accompanying sourcing strategies; contract negotiation and -execution for all purchases within the IT category
  • Identifies and drives sourcing initiatives – ensuring results on tangibles, total cost perspectives and risk avoidance including applicable contingency plans to safeguard objectives in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Develops a network of key category stakeholders for effective implementation of souring initiatives
  • Owns the relationship to key suppliers and develops them into strategic partners to enable advanced initiatives, i.e. frame agreements and supplier relationship management
  • Engages actively in the development and coaching of colleagues. 


  • have proven competencies and experience in driving cross-functional projects and herein getting the message and results through
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of procurement and global sourcing every day
  • have excellent commercial/financial understanding
  • know what value procurement can add to stakeholders and can easily explain it
  • have solid project management experience 
  • have a solid knowledge of purchasing IT equipment; hardware, software and services 
  • are self-driven, enjoy challenging status-quo and thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • enjoy working with stakeholders in all parts of the organization, and stakeholders enjoy working with you

You hold a Bachelors- or Master degree or possess counterbalanced experience from the industry.
You have category management and project management experience and 3-5 years’ experience from a regional/international organization, within purchasing or other relevant function and can document results from similar positions. 

Further information
Please contact Director Gitte Than Gaardsøe, phone +45 2275 4916 if you want to know more about the position.

If you would like to be part of a team of skilled and dynamic colleagues in an informal organization, please submit your application and resume in Danish or English and enclose a copy of your exam certificates and any references.

Application deadline
May 31, 2022

Topsoe is a global leader in developing green energy solutions and is heavily engaged in developing solutions for decarbonizing the hard-to-abate sectors, including steel, cement, chemicals, shipping, and aviation. Topsoe’s solutions produce essential renewable energy carriers, fuels, and chemicals of the future, such as green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and eFuels. The company is headquartered in Denmark and serve customers around the globe. In 2021, our revenue was approx. DKK 6.2 billion with 2,100 employees.