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Category Buyer
Category Buyer

Oatly was founded back in the 1990s and is based on Swedish research from Lund University. The company’s patented enzyme technology copies nature’s own process and turns fibre rich oats into nutritional liquid food that is perfectly designed for humans. Today, the Swedish company remains independent and dedicated to upgrading the lives of individuals and the general wellbeing of the planet through a lineup of original oat products. www.oatly.com  


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. And because health and sustainability are so close to our heart, we are more than just another food company – we are a lifestyle company. 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. With headquarters in Malmö and production in Sweden and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.


Would you like to work for a successful and fast-growing company with innovative and tasty products that are good for your health and for the planet!? Are you someone with experience in sourcing and looking for a great career opportunity? If so, we are happy to tell you that we might just have something for you. As Oatlys’s business keeps growing rapidly, we are now looking for a Category buyer for packaging. We offer you a great opportunity to take an active part in the expansion of a great company with great products, and an opportunity to grow. At Oatly you are actively making the world a better place! 


As a Category buyer you will work closely with the Global Category Manager to make sure that purchasing goals are well achieved, according to defined strategies, business priorities, company policies and principles.

 Your main tasks will be:

  • Manage the relationships with suppliers
  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement alternate suppliers where a savings in cost or improved delivery will results
  • Prepare and produce spend and market analysis. Research and analysis across categories of spend to determine potential opportunities regarding process/sourcing enhancement within the cluster
  • Assist category manager for all plant locations with any issues relating to supply. This encompasses Suppliers, purchases, deviations and policies
  • Execute procedures to enable the plant locations to have consistent practices to enable the purchases consolidation with our suppliers to take maximum advantage of available volume discounts
  • Project lead smaller efficiency project concerning packaging
  • Be able to work in a cross-departmental manner, supporting different stakeholders 


You probably have a higher education, preferably within engineering, business economics or comparable working experience. You have at least 3 years of work experience within strategic/category sourcing. You have worked with one or several ERP systems and have knowledge in BI.

It is preferable if you have international experience and are familiar with BRC/ISO standards.Good understanding of and interest in sustainability.

To succeed in the role, you need to be responsible, and able to drive things forward. This means that you need to be self-motivated and fearless. You are innovative and curious and love a challenge.

It is mandatory that you are fluent in Swedish and English, in oral and in writing. It is an advantage if you are fluent in German.


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!