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Nordic Category Lead


  • Referens: 383309
  • Jobbtyp: Permanent
  • Lön: Competitive salary + benefits
  • Ort: Stockholm

The Company

Food Folk – McDonald’s in the Nordics 
Food Folk has only existed since April 2017, but everybody knows the brand that Food Folk owns the rights to. The brand is the worldwide company and brand, McDonald’s. As a Development Licensee Partner Food Folk owns over 430 McDonald’s restaurants in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland with local offices and in total 20 000 employees working in the system. McDonald’s is a franchise business and we work closely with the restaurant owners to create ‘Feel Good Moment’ for our many customers. Finally yet importantly, McDonald’s is a ‘Fun Loving Brand’ and so is Food Folk.

The Role

As the new Nordic Sourcing & Category Lead, you will be responsible of a selection of categories across the Nordic Markets. You are expected to develop your categories, by working proactively on supplier selection and using a fact-based decision-making process.

You will report directly to the Supply Chain Director and is expected to manage both internal- and external stakeholder through all levels of the organization. The position will be based in their office in either Stockholm or Copenhagen.

Your responsibilities

Management & development of assigned categories

  • Sourcing on local & Nordic level
  • Costing, product & raw material

Supplier relationship management
  • Ensure supply & performance
  • Pricing

Category Management
  • Management of daily activities
  • Proper documentation of supplier relationships


In order to excel in the role, the ideal candidate is commercially driven, with a can-do mindset and sound analytical skills. As a person, you are structured and have multi-project experience. Previous experience of managing suppliers- and/or clients across the Nordic or European region is an advantage.

In addition to this, you have the following qualifications:

  • MSc or BSc in Economics, Marketing, Sourcing or Supply Chain
  • 3-5 years of experience with procurement or Key Account Management from FMCG/retail, preferable experience from eider; meat, dairy or fruit & vegetable categories 
  • Documented negotiation skills
  • Excellent English & skilled in at least one Nordic language
  • Ability to travel when required

McDonald’s is collaborating with Nigel Wright Group for this recruitment. We look forward to your application with an updated CV. If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process include these in your application. Please also note that the applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.