Are you ready to be part of an exciting journey where we together create the future of Candela? Then come and join our journey! We are looking for you with a passion to build and impact, and a genuine interest in securing our sourcing.

 Candela Speed Boat is leading the transformation towards electric boating. By combining hydrofoils with carbon composites and an all-electric drive train, we reach speed and range on par with combustion engine boats. Add to that an almost silent ride and unmatched smoothness in high waves. That is achieved by combining the most advanced concepts of material science, hydrodynamics and system control theory.

Our exciting opportunity

We are in serial production of our first model – Candela Seven – since about two years in our facility in Gåshaga, Lidingö. With increasing customer demand, we are now scaling up production. For that effort we are recruiting a number of passionate and talented team members, including a Sourcing Manager responsible for strategic sourcing of all parts of the boats. 

Candela Seven is made up of a few thousand parts, ranging from simple inox screws to complex composite parts and custom PCBA:s. They are sourced from around the world, with a large part coming from China. 

Your responsibilities:

As our Sourcing Manager you will be a key contributor in securing our future business success and building our sourcing function. As a Sourcing Manager you will support the development and drive the execution of the sourcing plan by finding and developing partnerships with key suppliers and driving sourcing projects.

You will work closely together with management, R&D and production. As Candela’s Sourcing Manager you have an overall responsibility of Candela’s supply chain. This includes the whole chain, from RFQ, negotiation and contracting to maintaining strong, long-term relationships with Candelas’ suppliers. You will also be responsible for inventory and warehouse processes. 

You will: 

  • Develop and execute on the strategic sourcing plan and priorities
  • Find, build and maintain partnerships with key suppliers and drive supplier development
  • In tight collaboration with our Engineers and COO, develop a supplier base that fits Candela’s needs in terms of technology, quality, reliability, cost competitiveness, capacity and security of supply
  • Evaluate our suppliers’ capabilities, risks, and performance versus targets
  • Negotiate best possible contractual conditions with suppliers
  • Lead sourcing projects and through proactive market monitoring give input about sourcing options 

To be successful in the role you must have:

We believe that you have a solid background and experience in the sourcing field with a focus on direct materials, together with a deep experience within the area of supplier management and supplier development.

  • Experience of professional purchasing with global suppliers
  • Preferably a sourcing experience with Chinese suppliers
  • Strong technical foundation to bridge the gap between engineers and suppliers
  • Analytical mind and a lot of drive and energy
  • Aptitude for data analysis
  • Strong academic background

Working language is English, if you also know Swedish it will be a benefit for yourself, but it is not a prerequisite for the role.

What's in it for you?

Once in every generation a new technology comes along that completely changes the rules of the game. Candela Electric Speed Boat is just that. A watershed moment in nautical history. The world’s first all electric hydrofoil speedboat. As Candela grows it will be increasingly important that we have a way of  sourcing and supplying that is to fit to grow with Candela. 

Here at Candela we love 100% what we do and at the same time conscious about finding an acceptable balance with our lives outside Candela. And being good to each other is key – work is hard but should be fun. Candela is a great place to work. And an insanely cool product.


The selection and interview process is ongoing, so send your application in English as soon as it is ready. If you have specific questions you are welcome to email HR Manager Caroline Patay at Primary location is our Headquarter and production facility in Gåshaga, Lidingö. Last day to apply is the 7th of December, 2020.

We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

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


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As a team we are very diverse, covering 11 nationalities and specialties ranging from electronics design to composite lamination. We love and are 100% focused on what we do, but are at the same time conscious about finding an acceptable balance with our lives outside Candela. And being good to each other is key – work is hard but should be fun. Candela is a great place to work. And an insanely cool Product.


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