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We are Valmet Automotive: Since 1968, we have stood for integrated automotive engineering on behalf of world-renowned OEMs. Today, around 5,000 employees in Finland, Germany and Poland shape our success as a complete vehicle manufacturer in the automotive sector, and as a system supplier for battery systems as well as kinematic and convertible top systems. Our entire strategy, and especially our EV Systems branch, focuses on tomorrow’s mobility. We develop and manufacture battery systems from 48V to high voltage for vehicles and off-highway applications.

As part of our team, you’ll not only ignite the turbo boost for your professional development – you’ll be at the forefront of the electromobility revolution. Our work culture? Straightforward and honest. Arrogance is not our thing. We let our actions speak for themselves, are courageous, constantly learn new things – and respect each other. Because respect is at the heart of our team spirit. We take our tasks and you seriously. So, hit the start button and enrich us as a

Category Management Lead (f/m/x) Indirect Sourcing Production Equipment
in Munich or in Bad Friedrichshall near Heilbronn, Germany

Your job site and team

No matter whether you join us in Munich or Bad Friedrichshall – at every Valmet location you can be sure of state-of-the-art working environments, motivated colleagues and of consideration for your wishes.
As a key member of our Purchasing Department, you’ll operate with perfectly coordinated supply chains and the latest innovations in the automotive industry. Always at your side: a well-matched team, working together all across Europe.

Here’s where you’ll make an impact

You’ll skillfully create, implement and develop the sourcing strategy of Production Equipment, by leading cross functional teams across all plants and projects.
Additionally, you’ll ensure we have a competitive supplier portfolio to fulfill business needs in terms of technology, quality, cost competitiveness, supply, environmental and ethical capabilities. You will have responsibility to manage and develop the Supplier Base.
Moreover, you’ll make sure that materials and services are planned and available for key stakeholders, including manufacturing and operations, in order to fulfill set business targets.
Last but not least, you’ll take care of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the category you lead and manage the Source-to-Contract process for your area(s).

This is your basic equipment

University degree in business administration or engineering or equivalent experience, in combination with relevant professional experience.
Proven experience of successful negotiations in large volume and complex business agreements as well as knowledgeable in financials and cost structures with a strong focus on strategic supplier portfolio management and supplier management.
Previous leadership experience in a Category Management role in a technical field.
Your English: Off the charts! Your German: Ebenfalls prima! In addition, you keep cool even when things get hot, and are curious to learn new things. Your formula for success: change = chance.

Our special extras

Structured onboarding
Great development opportunities with clear career paths, target agreements and regular feedback
An employer committed to sustainable, environmentally conscious business practices
30 days of vacation as well as special leave days and great bonuses for certain private occasions
Capital-forming benefits and above-average company pension scheme
Friendly colleagues ready to set things in motion
Attractive, performance-related bonuses
Possibility of remote, flexible working (if your position allows it)
Ergonomic and modern workstations
Employee discounts and an employee referral program
Versatile e-learning opportunities to explore new horizons
Entertaining, often unforgettable company events

Off to the starting line!

Simply upload your application documents via our application tool. If you’ve got what it takes to do the job, there’s nothing standing in the way of a first interview, in which we’ll be happy to clarify all your questions!
If you have any questions before you apply, Enrico Springer from HR will be happy to hear from you on +491755305467.
Apply now!
Note: Colorful teams are one of our key strengths. We welcome anyone who recognizes her- or himself in the ad above. We explicitly promote diversity, equal opportunities regardless of age, origin and gender, and the inclusion of handicapped people.