Global Strategic Buyer (Ingredients)

Would you like to be part of the Oatly journey? Oatly is facing a strong growth and will in the coming years invest considerably in new products for a better world!
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Oatly is a company built on the idea of change. Our mission is to help people upgrade their everyday lives and the health of the planet by making tasteful oat-based food products accessible to a wider audience in a world-class manner. It's why we come to work every day. With head office in Malmö and production in Sweden, Netherlands and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.  



Our growth is fast - and accelerating. More and more people choose to switch to a plant-based diet for the sake of their health and the planet. We offer you a great opportunity to take an active part in the expansion of a great company with great products. If you’re getting a tingly feeling reading this, thinking you want to be part of making sure Oatly can actively making the world a better place, we are happy to tell you that we are looking for a Global Strategic Buyer to our Supply Chain Department. 



As the global Strategic Buyer at Oatly, you will provide value and reliable performance in the sourcing and purchase of ingredients for all business purposes to Oatly Group. You will work in a global role in the ingredients category. You will be responsible for negotiate contracts and long-term agreements and actively participate in annual budget process providing new standard costs and prices.


In your role you will:

  • Contribute to cost down targets of per year
  • Actively pursue cost improvement/cost out activities
  • Align with other departments regarding e. g. requirements, specifications, quantity, quality, delivery requirements and payment terms
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement alternate suppliers where a savings in cost or improved delivery will result
  • Drive savings and supply chain improvements (e.g. lead-time, lot sizes, reduction of no. of suppliers) in order to realize best purchasing prices
  • Work together with the Sustainability department and actively balance cost vs Oatly’s Supplier Code of Conduct, Sustainability Requirements and other values.


Together with your skilled colleagues you will create a World Class Supply Chain! You will be reporting to the Global Category Manager and you are based at the production site in Landskrona. In this role you can expect travelling visiting suppliers and own production sites.



We are looking for a senior Strategic Buyer that have at least three years of experience from global strategic sourcing with a proven track record of own successful sourcing projects.

We believe you have a higher education, preferably within engineering, business economics or comparable working experience together with strong business acumen.

To be successful in this role we believe you:

  • Have experience from the food industry
  • Have the ability to take ownership of your work
  • Are used to managing a considerable budget and challenging stakeholder landscape
  • Feel comfortable influencing and leading others without being their formal manager
  • Have the strength to questioning existing ways of working
  • Aim for structure but at the same time you have no problem working in a not so structured environment. Oatly is characterized by strong entrepreneurship, fast pace and lack of hierarchy/bureaucracy

To be the perfect fit for Oatly, we believe that you have a thirst for knowledge and that you are eager to learn more! You are a result driven person with high integrity who can find your way with a hands-on approach, even during rapid change. You have social competence and enjoy working independently as well as together with others. As a Global Strategic Buyer you are of course excellent at communicating, both verbally and written, in English and possibly in Swedish as well.

Finally, we hope that you share our values and have a great interest to carry out our mission in order to make the world a little bit better. 



We welcome people from all backgrounds who see sustainability and health as important values. If you have the curiosity, passion and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s do this together! It will be fun!  Promise! 

Apply for the position no later than 202-03-03.





Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Stora Varvsgatan 6A
211 19 Malmö Directions +46 (0)418 47 55 00 View page


Företagsvägen 42
261 51 Landskrona Directions


Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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