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Category Manager Technical

Req. Id:  578

Lysaker, 02, NO, 13366 Riga, LV, 1039



We are Norwegian all the way and will be our customers smart move; we work hard to be the low-cost choice with a high-quality experience. We aim to be the sustainable option and a reliable ride by deliver smart solutions for our customers so they can tailor their journey to their needs. 


Make your smart move now and join our team! 



Could you be our new Category Manager Technical? You will be a part of our IT & Technical Procurement department and report to Director IT & Technical Procurement. This position will be located at one of our Support Offices in Oslo, Barcelona or Riga. 

Your daily task will be to negotiate well scoped contracts for Group Technical, focusing on Lean operation and cost efficiency of the designated fleet over the contract lifecycle. You will ensure that Appendix IV and Appendix II contracts are reviewed/executed in a timely manner with input from relevant stakeholders and in line with regulatory requirements. We also expect you to ensure that service providers meet/exceed critical metrics and taking appropriate action to bring up any service delivery issues where necessary. 


By conducting market research you will maintain a knowledge base for potential services providers worldwide and perform rolling benchmarking of vendors for all material contract types, calling for tender where potential savings and/or quality improvements may be realised. You will drive a cross-functional coordination with technical, Finance, Asset Management, Lean, IT and other internal stakeholders to ensure alignment on the overall strategic goals of the business. You will also make sure that the team reports KPIs/Targets delivery to senior management with full transparency.



You will be responsible for


  • Ad-hoc maintenance contracts
  • Appendix IV and Appendix II contracts
  • Base Maintenance contracts
  • Components repair shops contracts
  • Engine and APU maintenance contracts
  • Engine leases contracts
  • IFE maintenance contracts
  • Line Maintenance contracts
  • Part-M sub-contracted services
  • Pool components contracts
  • Supporting fleet retirement/changes
  • Wheels and Brakes pool/maintenance contracts
  • Initiate and manage RFPs


This job will be for you if 


  • You have 5+ years’ experience in a technical or commercial role within the aviation industry
  • You have a relevant higher education within Supply Chain, Legal and/or Engineering
  • You have knowledge of aviation regulatory requirements
  • You have cross-functional project management experience
  • You are strong verbal and written communication skills in business English (Language skills in Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish would be an advantage)



You are our ideal candidate if 


  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, with focus on quality
  • You have a high proficiency in various IT software/systems.
  • You possess leadership qualities with a Lean mindset
  • You are capable of handling multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
  • You have the ability to deal professionally with diverse and sometimes challenging working environment
  • You enjoy working collaboratively in a matrix organization



Join us and enjoy our company benefits 


  • Competitive company benefits including employee priced tickets
  • Positive and exciting place to work in a global organization
  • Challenging, variable and dynamic environment


Do you have any questions?

If so, please contact:


Paul Salwik  
Director IT & Technical Procurement 
Email: paul.salwik@norwegian.com 


Erik Width 
Talent Acquisition Manager 
Phone: +47 977 70 554 
Email: erik.width@norwegian.com


So what are you waiting for? Apply now and make your smart career move!
If you are ready to spontaneously combust at the thought of working with us, we want you to click the Apply Now button to complete our online application. You will need to upload a recent copy of your resume with a cover letter and tell us why you want to join us. 

Please note: We can only accept applications that have been submitted through our recruitment system.



Travel required: Some travelling must be expected 

Application deadline: 30/06/2021 



Our Story

The Norwegian story began almost three decades ago - we were founded in 1993 but only began operating as a low-cost carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft in 2002. Our core values have remained the same since the beginning – to offer affordable fares for all and to allow customers to travel the smart way by offering value and choice throughout their journey.

The Norwegian brand expanded across the globe as the airline launched short haul services across Europe and then entered the long-haul sector serving the US, Asia and South America. In 2018 the company changed course to focus on core destinations and the right sizing of the airline in response to customer demand and global industry trends.

The rapid global spread of COVID-19 throughout 2020 and into 2021 accelerated this process and in January 2021 the company announced a simplified business structure and a dedicated short haul only network concentrating on a broad range of domestic routes in Norway, across the Nordics and to key European destinations.