Category Manager Mechanics

Are you motivated by continuous improvement and thrive in a very fast-paced, international environment? Do you want to have an impact on the success of the 3Shape supply chain and to work with challenging tasks to support a growing global organization? You will report directly to the Head of Category Management and will be offered a unique opportunity to apply and develop your procurement knowledge in a highly dynamic and fast-paced organization.


  • Initiating and driving (re)negotiations and strategic cost reduction projects for the category
  • Securing a reliable and professional Supplier roadmap – supporting the continuous development of the R&D Roadmap
  • Drive Quarterly Business reviews of key suppliers and maintain Risk assessment on all Mechanics suppliers
  • Managing the development of strategic and professional sourcing in 3Shape through standardized ways of working, agreements, terms and conditions
  • Participating in R&D project securing Supplier design-in, single/second sourcing decisions, Product Lifecycle pricing, and Early Supplier Involvement
  • Enforcing supplier delivery performance and quality in close collaboration with the operational buyers
  • Cooperation with internal and external business partners around the globe
  • Participating in cross functional projects


You will work with many stakeholders - internally and externally - so your hands-on energy and readiness to work in a global environment across time zones will bring you far. Your qualifications:

  • You have a relevant educational background, e.g. a technical education or an engineering background topped with solid commercial understanding
  • Proven strong negotiator with solid networking skills and experience
  • You have minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in a procurement role and are familiar with category management or strategic procurement
  • In addition, you are a proactive self-initiator with a high drive, ambition, and a positive can-do attitude
  • Moreover, you have an analytical approach to your tasks and are able to work both independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Finally, you master English at negotiation level, have diplomatic skills, and are able to communicate at all levels


A unique opportunity to further develop the 3Shape Global Supply Chain with a focus on operational excellence and growth. You will furthermore get the chance to set your footprint on our future operational infrastructure. You will join a professional and visionary team – characterized by high ambitions and a fun and informal atmosphere. The position offers excellent opportunities for both personal and professional development.

Up to 50 days of yearly travel activities must be expected (primarily to our factory in Poland).

Please apply as soon as possible via the link 'send application' as we will be processing candidates continuously. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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Tomas Schioenning
Mobile: +45 61208459

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About Us

3Shape A/S is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the use, creation, processing, analysis and management of high quality 3D data.

Working at 3Shape

Become part of an international success, financially as well as product wise. As an employee, you have plenty of room to both make a difference and fulfill personal ambitions in a very knowledge intensive and challenging environment.

3Shape Technology

Through the relentless drive for new digital innovation by 3Shape, we claim to be the most extensive and versatile CAD/CAM system on the market.

3Shape - a Global Company

3Shape is headquartered in Copenhagen, with development teams in Denmark as well as in the Ukraine and with a production site in Poland. 3Shape is a global company with presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Our People

Employing and developing the right people is an important key to 3Shape's success. We want to be the best within our business, an ambition which has created a true fighting spirit throughout the company - with lots of commitment and courage, and a professional attitude towards business.