Göran Nilehn

Purchasing manager, Kristianstad

Been with HKScan since: 2011

Favourite HKScan product: Pork Belly

Favourite food: Anything BBQ

If I had a super power I would: Add more hours to the day

Talent I wish I had: Speak more languages

“We have control over the whole value chain. Every aspect of what we produce is carefully controlled to a very high standard; this is unique and something to be very proud of!”

I am a responsible for our Pig business in Sweden; specifically the volume and price. Together with my colleague we have a weekly plan to ensure we have the right number of Cattle, Pigs, and Lamb in production.

What I find the most interesting about HKScan is that we have control over the whole value chain. Every aspect of what we produce is carefully controlled to a very high standard; this is unique and something to be very proud of! Here at HKScan we are passionate about the quality of our meat!  We want to show transparently what we do and what goes into our food.

Clear targets motivate

My role is at a very early stage of our value chain the demand and availability determine the way I do my job. A typical day for me involves a lot of contact with the purchasing managers but also a lot of dialogue with my team so that we have clear goals and targets for the week.

We have targets based on market trends that our sales team collect. I make sure that we are able to reach the needed volumes. I like the fact that our success is very easy and clear to measure.

Close dialogue creates trust

It’s a rewarding and interesting position. The close contact I have with my team and other colleagues helps the daily work a great deal. The Performance dialogues are also a good indication of what may need changing and what is working well so I feel I always have the support I need.

Creating and developing relationships with the farmers and farms we choose is the most important part of my role. Good co-operation and information sharing creates trust. Knowing how our meat is taken care of and the farmers knowing where their livestock is going is an essential part of the quality of our brand.

I have been working in this industry my whole career. Seeing our values, Inspire, Lead and Care in my everyday work, make HKScan a great place to be.