The purchasing operations of our owners are locally carried out by each company. The Nordic negotiations are coordinated through a Nordic collaboration. Individual purchasers from each company come together in category-based purchasing groups within United Nordic. Each purchasing group is led by a Chief buyer who is ultimately responsible for the purchasing process. The Chief Buyer is the suppliers’ primary contact during the negotiation phase. The Chief Buyer is supported by the United Nordic Support Office. The support contains a UN Procurement Manager for strategy and coordination, an QA Manager for specifications, packaging and CSR issues, an IT manager for technical support and a buying assistance for contracts etc.
The purchasing process follows a structured purchasing model and ends in contracts between suppliers and an individual United Nordic member company. The individual company takes on the tasks of design developments, quality assurance and logistics.
United Nordic has nearly 60 years history of seamless cross-border cooperation and mutual trust in handling negotiations and purchases, which are critical success factors.