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Direct Category Management Lead (f/m/x) Battery Cells; Finland or Germany


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

Direct Category Management Lead (f/m/x) Battery Cells

in Finland or Germany (Salo, Turku, Uusikaupunki, Munich, Bad Friedrichshall)


Your job site and team:

No matter whether you join us in Finland or Germany – at every Valmet Automotive 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 battery cell category, by leading cross functional teams across all plants and projects.
  • Additionally, you’ll ensure 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 areas.

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 experience and knowledge of battery cell/pack technology, market, chemistry, active materials and main cost drivers
  • 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.


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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 Solutions GmbH

Bad Friedrichshall, BW, DE, 74177 Turku, FI, 20520 München, BY, DE, 80807 Uusikaupunki, FI, 23500 Kirchardt, BW, DE, 74912 Salo, FI, 24100

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