Technology Category Manager






- Combine your enthusiasm for technology and category management 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 service providers in Denmark. 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 is an independent company with purpose, strategy, leadership team, and plans for the years to come. TDC NET employs approximately 3,000 employees, and revenues amounting to approx. 6,7 billion DKK revenue, 67+% EBITDA margin and investments exceeding 20+ 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 https://tdcnet.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. As a part of this journey, the Procurement organization is a key  strategic function. TDC NET will, in the coming years, be investing significantly in the fixed and mobile  infrastructure of Denmark, e.g. 5G across the country and fibernet access to 1 million households. Change and investment bring significant opportunities for Procurement to influence the success of the company and offers an interesting opportunity to apply your sourcing, stakeholder and change management skills.


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 the Technology category which consists of hardware, software, platforms and civil works related to mobile and fixed network, e.g. masts, mounting devices, routers, platforms, support, licenses, civil works and rental of areas for masts. Vendors are typically some of the largest global technology and network companies.


As Technology Category Manager you are passionate about sourcing, project management and ideally with solid experience from procurement of network, technology and / or IT – 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 close to 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. Procurement is based on a total cost of ownership approach and a has keen focus on proactively adding value to business as a close business partner through competent stakeholder management and a significant execution mindset. In the coming years focus is to further strengthen the category management approach within the Procurement function.


Areas of responsibility

The position as Technology Category Manager has a broad range of interfaces and stakeholders and reports to Head of Category Management who reports to CPO. Main stakeholders are Delivery & Field Service, Technology, Vendor- & Contract Management, Finance, suppliers and C-level in TDC NET. Key areas of responsibilities and tasks will be to:


·     Act as "Procurement Business Partner" to the Technology organization (incl. C-level)

·     Develop & implement the Technology category strategy for TDC NET (annual spend: ~1,0 billion DKK)

·     Direct, implement and oversee key strategic sourcing projects while ensuring full stakeholder alignment

·     Build and maintain tactic and strategic key supplier relations in close collaboration with the business

·     Pro-active and fact-based identification of optimization- and savings opportunities within the category

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

·     Contribute to the further development of the overall procurement function


Location of the position is TDC NET’s Headquarter at Teglholmsgade in Copenhagen or TDC NET´s office near 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 category management experience preferably from telco or a technology intensive industry

·       Solid experience with procurement and negotiation of complex contracts within technology / IT and experience related to procurement related to mobile and fixed network would be an advantage, but not a requirement

·       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

·       Language; Danish or English, with written and spoken English to negotiation level

As a person you are an engaged procurement professional with enthusiasm for sourcing and technology. You are an exemplary change- and stakeholder manager – also with C-level stakeholders – with the ability to listen and create trust and openness, collaborative of nature and a positive mindset. Being a skilled communicator, you have a constructive and adaptive approach to execution and collaboration. Well-developed analytical skills, a structured mindset and business acumen forms the way you work and drive sourcing projects forward. You are focused on transparency and execution and have the ability to prioritize and delegate tasks.

TDC NET Offers

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

·       Being part of an 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 well-functioning procurement team that supports each other and works towards common goals

The compensation and benefits package will besides a fixed salary include company paid pension scheme (+ 3% flexible salary scheme on top) and good package of insurances, TDC Group products etc.


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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