Haglöfs AB

Supply Chain Manager

A century ago, 1914, in Torsang, Sweden, a forester’s son named Wiktor Haglöf designed and assembled a backpack for local workers. From that humble start in a farmhand’s cabin, the company he founded has become one of the largest suppliers of outdoor clothing, hardware and footwear in the Nordic region, Europe and Asia, and a member of the ASICS® family since 2010. We believe in our products. At the very heart of Haglöfs are our designers, outdoor enthusiasts and former professionals themselves, who develop concepts based on the needs of real users today and tomorrow. Every seam and zipper, every strap and material receives careful consideration. The result is a strong product, built on technology and experience, ready to face a host of challenges. Haglöfs’ products reflect our core business concept, to be a responsible brand, meeting modern demands for users who invest in an active outdoor lifestyle. We believe that quality is something to be developed, and we strive to reach new heights, offering products with a high degree of functionality, good design and value. Our vision is to be a leader in the world markets, not only in the technical outdoor area, but also in sustainability. Our values are – Curios – Reliable – Proud!

Being Supply Chain Manager at Haglöfs requires a holistic- and cross functional approach with the ability to work pre-season, in season and long term all at the same time. This role will truly play an important and central role within Haglöfs organisation to ensure a reliable supply chain.

As Supply Chain Manager at Haglöfs you will be responsible for our Supply Chain team consisting of buying and supply planning. You will manage 4 direct reports, from a team of 6, where the main goal is to optimize the supply chain from production planning to product supply to meet targeted KPI’s.

The position is based at Haglöfs HQ in Kallhäll and will report directly to the Operations Director. However, the role requires regular travelling to Haglöfs Distribution Center in Avesta.


  • Set goals for the supply chain area in line with Operations strategy and vision
  • Work in co-operation with forwarders and service providers to develop processes from the production site to the various final destinations that meets our internal and external standards in terms of cost, lead time & service
  • Negotiating prices and conditions with forwarders and service providers
  • Work in close collaboration with Product and Sourcing managers in evaluating vendors from a supply chain perspective and ensure best prerequisites for our product supply
  • Work in close collaboration with Warehouse manager and Customer centre manager to enhance the customer end-to-end service experience
  • Continually improve processes, working routines and tools to reduce internal administration time, enhance delivery accuracy and shorten lead times to market


  • Plan and lead the execution of the seasonal buy plan, including internal management buy reviews and reporting status/progress
  • Ensure the most accurate forecast & buy process are executed following seasonal purchasing guidelines
  • Guide and support buyers in demand and production capacity planning decisions

Supply planning

  • Develop a transport and delivery plan optimised for business in a cost-efficient way
  • Ensure that all logistic planning execution and follow up meet set standards for deliveries to Sweden, HUB in Hong Kong and other destination (direct deliveries, 3PL etc.)


  • Cost development (transport, handling etc.)
  • Quality (claims related to transport, handling, supplier delivery performance) 
  • Waste reduction (caused by transport and logistic handling)


  • Support the individual team members’ performance and professional development aligned with business needs
  • Clarify expectations, goals and targets through the Performance Appraisal and Development process
  • Provide coaching, guidance and support and share knowledge and experience


  • Have a relevant academic education preferably from purchasing supply management
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Operations (Logistics, Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Purchasing)
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing processes
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of successful team leadership
  • Experience from working in a global setting
  • Experience from a producing company, preferably from consumer goods within the fashion/sports/outdoor industry
  • Experience from working with ERP and other systems is merited
  • Fluency in the Swedish and English languages
  • Working in a project oriented environment where stakeholder management and cross functional cooperation is vital for success


  • Strong drive and results orientation with a hands on approach
  • Peoples person with a keen interest in creating strong internal and external relations
  • Are a strong leader with the ability to lead and inspire employees, delegate tasks and develop team members working with feedback and coaching
  • Down to earth personality with a prestigeless approach to work
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize
  • Critical thinking
  • Curious
  • “Always improve ways of working”-mindset