Senior Lead Buyer


We are offering an attractive position as Senior Lead Buyer for procurement of technical equipment for international projects, to support the green transformation of Topsoe towards the strategic company vision of being recognized as a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies in 2024. Procurement of technical equipment is part of Operational Procurement team which spend yearly approx. 750 MDKK and are focused on becoming a best-in-class procurement team through, proactive approach towards our stakeholders, and ambitious goals for contributing value to Topsoe. We are a part of the Global Procurement and we are based in our headquarters in Lyngby, Denmark.


As Senior Lead Buyer of technical equipment, you will be responsible for driving and supporting tactical and operational procurement activities of primarily customized equipment – cross categories and projects. You will manage and plan the tactical and operational procurement process in a project matrix and ensure that orders, risks and cost are evaluated in close collaboration with the relevant stakeholders. You deliver tangible results on total cost perspectives and want to continually improve cost awareness as well as add value to our stakeholders and free resources for growth 


Your responsibilities

  • Plan and Manage the tactical and operational procurement activities within the guidelines 
  • Work in a project matrix environment in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Ensure that projects are delivered at the right time and the right cost
  • Identify and drive sourcing initiatives on the projects
  • Support implementation of category management initiatives 
  • Negotiate general terms and conditions and ensure good collaboration with selected suppliers
  • Ensure that approved suppliers meet Topsoe standards in regard to economy, social responsibility, environment and business integrity 
  • Support the use of IT tools within Global Procurement.



  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of procurement and global sourcing 
  • have a business diploma in procurement or similar preferably with a technical background
  • have 3-5 years of experience from a regional/international organization, within purchasing or other relevant function with documented results
  • have good technical flair and knowledge with procurement of customized steel fabricated items 
  • have excellent commercial and financial understanding
  • have project management experience and excellent communication skills 
  • have international experience and understand cultural differences
  • are used to and enjoy working with operational and tactical procurement tasks and projects
  • are a skilled SAP and eSourcing user and understand the benefit of structures and processes 
  • enjoy working with stakeholders in all parts of the organization and stakeholders enjoy working with you.


Further information
Please contact Director Martin Overmark, phone +45 2275 4757 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 and enclose a copy of your exam certificates and any references if relevant through our website


We process applications and arrange interviews on a continuous basis and are looking forward to seeing your application as soon as possible. 


Application deadline
May 9th. 2021


Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ more than 2,100 employees.