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Category Mgmt. Lead (f/m/x) Indirect Sourcing - Professional Services; Munich or Bad Friedrichshall



We are Valmet Automotive: Since 1968, we have stood for integrated automotive engineering on behalf of world-renowned OEMs. Today, around 3.700 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 our team as a



Category Management Lead (f/m/x) Indirect Sourcing – Professional Services

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 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 and implement sourcing strategy of the given category , by leading cross functional teams.
  • 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.
  • 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 RFI/RFQ 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
  • We promote your mobility with bike leasing
  • 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.


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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.



Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive EV Power Oy

Bad Friedrichshall, BW, DE, 74177 Kirchardt, BW, DE, 74912 München, BY, DE, 80807

Job Segment: Category Manager, Merchandising, High Voltage, Supply, Retail, Energy, Automotive, Operations

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