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Category Specialist, Konecranes, Espoo/Hyvinkää/Hybrid


We are now looking for a Category Specialist to join Konecranes in their global procurement team. In this role, you will support procurement category managers focusing on varied areas. This is a great opportunity to grow in an international environment where you have the chance to put your strong communication skills and can-do attitude into use. We value previous relevant experience, but your proactive and eager-to-learn mindset is what matters the most. Read more below and apply today! The position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.

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Company: Konecranes

City: Espoo

Job Category: Talous / Juridiikka / Hankinta

Extent: Kokoaika

Start date: As soon as possible

Type of work: Vuokratoimeksianto

Other: Possibility to work remote

About the role

As a Category Specialist, you will work closely with Category Managers in the areas of Professional Services, Fleet, and Property, Mechanics, and Electrics. Additionally, you collaborate actively with various internal and external shareholders on a global level. You will support the Category Managers by taking responsibility for selected sourcing activities e.g., NDA negotiations with suppliers, spend analysis, data collection and reporting, driving supplier´s performance, and analyzing alternative sources. The job description will adapt and evolve according to your skills.

You are offered

  • Valuable experience and an opportunity to grow within the field of procurement
  • Comprehensive support and coaching in your role
  • An opportunity to work in a leading global company

As a consultant at Academic Work, you are offered a great opportunity to grow as a professional, extend your network and establish valuable contacts for the future.

We are looking for

  • A suitable educational background (e.g., Business, Law, Industrial Management)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office tools, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Previous work experience from similar tasks (sourcing, contracts, purchasing, etc.) is seen as an advantage.

As a person you are:

  • Social and cooperative with excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Independent and adaptable to changing situations
  • Curious and development-oriented

Other information:

  • Start: As soon as possible
  • Work extent: 12 months, possibility to extend
  • Location: Espoo / Hyvinkää /Hybrid
  • Contact information: This recruitment process is conducted by Academic Work. It is a request from Konecranes that all questions regarding the position are handled by Academic Work.

Our selection process is continuous and the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have moved forward to the next phase. The process includes two tests: one personality test and one cognitive test. The tests are tools to find the right talent for the right position, to enable equality, diversity, and a fair process.


Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance.

Become a part of Academic Work

When you apply to this job, you are becoming one of many consultants at Academic Work. This means that not only will you gain fantastic benefits, but also a team of consultant managers to support you through your career with us.

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