Procurement for Suppliers

 Based in Copenhagen, Group Procurement coordinates and carries out procurement for the Maersk Group. Since 2001, we have been developing long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with a large number of suppliers across the world. Group Procurement is responsible for sourcing goods and services for the Group, selecting suppliers and negotiating agreements. Once the agreements are in place, both we and the various companies within the Maersk Group make sure that both operational purchasing and relationship building is carried out on a day-to-day basis.

Our suppliers

It is our firm belief that there is more to procurement than just cost. With the right suppliers, we aspire to build sustainable and value creating relationships, offering business opportunities with the Maersk Group and ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership for the products and services we buy. We are always interested in hearing from potential new suppliers. 

If you are interested in working with the Maersk Group, please use this opportunity to learn more about how we carry out procurement.

Benefits for both sides

Group Procurement’s vision is to be a leading-edge procurement organisation. One way of achieving this is by creating beneficial situations for both ourselves and our suppliers. We aspire to continuously look for ways to unlock value of our suppliers’ offerings.

We believe that a close relationship should be built with any supplier who brings value to our business; a relationship in which benefits go both ways. Once a supplier is chosen based on a thorough go-to-market process, we work to promote and create cross-Group awareness and efficiencies of the products and services provided. 


The Group Procurement sourcing process consists of six steps

The Maersk procurement sourcing process consist of six steps – qualification, tender, workshops, negotiations, implementation and supplier relationship management.

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The e-Sourcing tool gives vendors an opportunity to bid and compete fairly for Maersk business

e-Sourcing is used in the Maersk Group as a facilitator in our sourcing process. The e-Sourcing tool gives vendors an opportunity to bid and compete fairly for Maersk business. The Maersk Group recommends that suppliers and partners embrace the e-Sourcing process and utilize the benefits offered by e-Sourcing tool.

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Category management

We are managing direct and indirect categories

The categories we manage are divided into two main groups, direct categories with impact on our core business and indirect categories related to our administrative activities.

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Career in procurement

Vacancies in Procurement. Are you ready for a career move?

The Maersk Group is a truly global company, and we can provide our employees with unmatched global career opportunities. To keep the management skills of our senior strategic sourcing employees up to date, we offer advanced training at the world’s most respected business schools.

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Responsible procurement


Responsible Procurement is about mitigating ethical, social, and environmental risks in our supply chain. We expect our suppliers to make continuous improvements toward sustainable business conduct.

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Prioritizing long-term sustainable partnerships with suppliers