SSAB - Operational Buyer - SSAB:s Future Fossil-Free Steel Plant
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Purchaser
Work model On location
Application due date 8 August 2024
Are you the one?

Becoming part of the SSAB family means joining a journey. A journey that we believe is essential for the sustainability of this planet. Steel has been one of the most important materials for developing our society and it will continue to be so. In the roofs over our heads, in the bridges connecting our cities and in the cars of tomorrow. At SSAB we are proud of our history and leadership in high-strength steel. But we are also aware that the production of steel is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world. That has to change. That is why we have developed the world’s first fossil free steel production and has committed to becoming largely fossil-free by around 2030. As part of SSAB you will be instrumental in realizing this goal and push for the green transformation of the whole steel industry.

About the position

Available Roles:

Operational Buyer – Civil & Construction

Operational Buyer – Engineering & Equipment

With an investment of €4.5 billion approved by our Board of Directors, Luleå is set to become our next site for fossil-free steel production. The new Luleå mill will boast a capacity of 2.5 million tons per year, featuring state-of-the-art facilities including electric arc furnaces, advanced secondary metallurgy, a direct strip rolling mill, and a cold rolling complex. This transformation will support the mobility segment with premium products, driving our mission towards a sustainable future.

At SSAB, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of sustainable learning and leadership. We aim to attract and retain individuals with the right attitude skills, and competence to help us deliver fossil-free steel to the world, paving the way for a greener tomorrow.

Main responsibilities

  • Setup, track and administrate RFx (RFI/RFP/RFQ) process in procurement tools.
  • Contribute in on-board of contractors and suppliers in accordance to SSAB’s onboarding processes and tools (supplier pre-qualification).
  • Coordinate, draft and place purchase orders in accordance with agreed contracts, schedules and payment milestones. Ensure purchase orders are confirmed and fully understood by receiving parties, solve any. discrepancies.
  • Project Collaboration: Work closely with Procurement Managers and Project Managers to ensure deadlines and project schedules are met, contributing to procurement procedure updates and best practices.
  • Assist, as needed, in contractor and supplier negotiations as agreed with Procurement Manager.

About You

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Construction, Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management).
  • 7+ years of experience in construction purchasing activities.
  • Good understanding of processes for purchasing capital equipment, bulk construction materials, contract works packages such as installation is a benefit.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and procurement software.
  • Process-oriented with solid time management skills, capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining high-quality work under minimal supervision.

Our offer

At SSAB we strive for a diverse and inclusive environment. We use our values – driven, true and ahead – in making everyday decisions, keeping the customer at the heart of what we do. This makes us all team players, each with the drive to improve. When joining SSAB you will become part of an organization of passionate problem solvers working together on important challenges. We will support your growth by providing a safe and friendly workplace that contributes to work-life balance. If you set out to achieve it, at SSAB you will have the possibility of broadening your skills and grow within your field or beyond.

We offer a wide range of appreciated benefits to our employees. Some examples of these are listed here:

Profit sharing

Life balance through reduction of working hours

Wellness grants

Recruitment process

1. Apply

2. Interview

3. Come and meet us

4. Health Examination

5. Reference Check

6. Sign

Background check may be a part of the recruitment process.

Got questions about this position?

Contact Daniel Wiberg, Head of Project Procurement, by email -

Contact Daniel by Linkedin

Contact Petra Fekete, Interim Talent Acquisition Transformation Office, by e-mail -

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Trade union information is provided by Akademikerföreningen, Unionen and Ledarna, which can be reached via our switchboard on phone +46 920 920 00.

Word from your future manager

"As an Operational Buyer on this groundbreaking project, you will ensure delivery within your area of expertise, working close with multiple contractors and stakeholders in order to deliver on time, on cost, with quality while always keeping safety first.

We are looking for a self-driven person that thrives in a fast-paced environment and understands the unique challenges that a project of this size will present.

You will join a team that values diversity of thought and encourages open communication, while always trying to help each other to achieve the common best result.

If you share SSAB's vision of a stronger and more sustainable world, I welcome you to join us on this exciting journey, where each day will present new opportunities to make meaningful contributions and create an impact."

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company that builds a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world through value added steel products and services. Working with our partners, SSAB has developed SSAB Fossil-free™ steel and plans to reinvent the value chain from the mine to the end customer, largely eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from our own operations. SSAB Zero™, a largely carbon emission-free steel based on recycled steel, further strengthens SSAB’s leadership position and our comprehensive, sustainable offering independent of the raw material. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries and production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki. Join us on our journey!, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X and YouTube.