Category Manager, Civil Works






- Combine your passion for construction and business critical sourcing while being part of an interesting transformation towards future telecom infrastructure

TDC NET contributes to the digitalization of Denmark and aims to deliver the best mobile network and fixed connections. TDC NET focuses on designing, building, and running the digital infrastructure of the future, opening its network for everyone (including Nuuday and its competitors such as Telenor or FastSpeed) so that everyone in Denmark can enjoy access to high-speed connections. TDC NET wants to be the preferred partner for delivering highly qualified technical support to all customers. It is the aspiration to modernize and prepare TDC NET to strengthen as a carrier-grade operator by minimizing the risk of outages and thereby increasing customer satisfaction and improving the customer experience.


TDC NET became a reality, when TDC was taken over by a Consortium (ATP, PFA, PKA and Macquarie) in May 2018 with the ambition to split the integrated telco into two independent companies, i.e. an infrastructure focused company, TDC NET and an end-user content focused company, Nuuday. The long term focus of the owners is TDC NET, where the majority of the combined value creation will happen by focusing on high investment into long-term stable infrastructure assets.


TDC NET is operating as an independent company with its own purpose, strategy, leadership team, and plans for the years to come. TDC NET employs approximately 2.500 employees, and revenues amounting to 7 billion DKK revenue, 55+% EBITDA margin and investments exceeding 30+ billion DKK in the coming 10 years. Building up this new company offers a unique opportunity to be part of one of the most interesting journeys and transformations in the telco industry. Read more on TDCGroup.com

TDC NET – the future of telecommunication infrastructure

TDC NET is in the midst of an exciting transformation where network operations and infrastructure is established as a stand-alone company. This presents a unique opportunity to design and build all business processes and systems from scratch. As a part of this journey, the Procurement organization is a key strategic function with a vital role in driving the future strategy of TDC NET. Furthermore, TDC NET will, in the coming years, be investing significantly in the fixed and mobile infrastructure of Denmark, e.g. 5G and fibernet access for 1 million households. Change and investment bring significant opportunities for Procurement to influence the success of the company.


This exciting transformation journey offers a unique opportunity to apply and develop your sourcing skills and competencies. Therefore, TDC NET seeks a dedicated Category Manager for Civil Works. You are passionate about sourcing, project management and ideally with civil works experience from the construction and building industry – and want to play a significant role in the future TDC NET Procurement organization.

You will be part of a dedicated Procurement function consisting of a Category Management team and a Project Execution team working across categories; in total around 20 passionate Category Managers, Sourcing Managers and Sourcing Consultants which handles all strategic sourcing activities and manages a significant DKK billion spend. Procurement is a strategic priority for TDC and holds the commercial responsibility for all supplier agreements; agreements that span from large multi-year partnerships to smaller projects exploring new solutions and technologies.

Areas of responsibility
The position as Category Manager has a broad range of interfaces and stakeholders and reports to Head of Category Management who reports to CPO. Procurement is based on a total cost of ownership approach and a keen focus on proactively adding value to business as a close business partner. In the coming years focus is to further strengthen the category management approach within the Procurement function. Main stakeholders are Fiber Factory, Technology, Vender- & Contract Management, Finance, suppliers and C-level in TDC NET. Key areas of responsibilities and tasks will be to:

·       Develop & execute the Civil Works category strategy for TDC NET with an annual spend of 1+ billion DKK

·       Lead, execute and oversee key strategic sourcing projects within the Civil Works category

·       Lead and execute contract optimization initiatives internally and with our suppliers

·       Proactively work to identify opportunities for additional value creation and optimization with key suppliers and stakeholders

·       Continuously monitor and drive compliance towards preferred suppliers

·       Ensure full alignment on Civil Works related strategic sourcing initiatives and supplier management with stakeholders across TDC NET

·       Challenge status quo and continuously explore new opportunities and new ways of working within TDC NET

·       Manage a set of diverse, highly engaged and challenging stakeholders across all levels of the organization

·       Contribute to the development of the overall procurement function through optimization of processes and identification of efficiencies

Location of the position is TDC NET’s Headquarter at Teglholmsgade in Copenhagen. If you are the ideal candidate, main location could possibly also be Aarhus. Expect limited yearly travel.

Your profile as the desired candidate

·       Ideally you have completed a master degree in business, finance, law or engineering etc. and have minimum 5-10 years – gladly more – of sourcing and project management experience preferably from civil works, construction or similar. Alternatively, 8-10 years project- and commercial experience from leading construction business

·       Solid experience with construction, building and / or Capex procurement and negotiations of complex commercial contracts

·       Preferably working knowledge and experience from AB92 / AB18 contractual set-up

·       Experience in developing and optimizing contractual frameworks across stakeholder boundaries

·       Comfortable and experienced in managing senior stakeholders, also on C-level

·       A Strong Microsoft Office skill set

·       Native Danish speaker, with written and spoken English to negotiation level

As a person you are an engaged procurement and supply chain professional that is passionate about sourcing, technology and construction. Well-developed analytical skills, a structured mindset and financial and business acumen forms the way you work and drive sourcing projects forward. This is supported by excellent communication and presentation skills. Further, you are and exemplary stakeholder manager, collaborative and networking of nature supplemented by a positive mindset and a constructive approach to new challenges, tasks and transformation.

TDC NET Offers

·       A challenging and varied position in one of Denmark's largest companies being in the midst of an interesting transformation

·       Being part of a growth and investment case shaping the future of communications in Denmark

·       Exposure to large parts of the organization including senior management

·       High impact sourcing projects with a significant spend and importance to TDC NET which will also strengthen and further develop your core skill set

·       A strong procurement team that supports each other and works towards common goals

The compensation and benefits package will besides a fixed salary include 10% company paid pension.


Interested in the position?

Focus Recruitment supports TDC NET with the search process. If you find interest in the position, please contact Partner at Focus Recruitment, Steffen Marstrand, sma@focus-recruitment.dk / 5051 9215.

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