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Project Sourcing Manager (m/f/d); Bad Friedrichshall/Munich; Germany



Speed has always been in our DNA. Become a member of our team and join us on the fast lane! With globally almost 4.500 employees and unlimited passion for mobility and innovation, Valmet Automotive is working on the future of the automobile. A clear focus on eDrive Engineering – paired with outstanding manufacturing competence – we are an experienced and visionary partner for development and production within an industry on the rise.

In our new Electric Vehicle Business Line (EVBL) we develop and manufacture battery systems from 48V up to High Voltage for automotive and industrial applications. Valmet Automotive covers the full range from contract manufacturing to a TIER1 system supplier.


Your challenge

  • Forecasts and communicates project’s engineering, materials, and manufacturing requirements for suppliers inside sourcing & SQ organization with a help of Project Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Manages and coordinates sourcing activities in product development process and collaborates with engineering team to interpret engineering requirements. Represents sourcing in quality gates with Project Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Responsible for maintaining the BOM cost
  • Assists Strategic Sourcing Engineers in supplier price and delivery negotiations. Utilizes the preferred supplier selection and assessment process when proposing suppliers for project (based on Strategic Sourcing Engineers guidance).
  • Completes supplier risk assessment on critical and unique parts. Monitors supplier performance (delivery, quality, cost) in project phase. Materials: Coordinates activities around source selection, specification creation
  • Manages projects material purchases during project phase with help of Sourcing Engineer. (prototype part ordering)
  • Escalates issues to Strategic Sourcing and Sourcing & SQ management when necessary
  • Manager, Project Sourcing reports to the Manager, Direct Sourcing inside Sourcing & SQ organization


Your profile

  • A degree in business administration or engineering
  • Several years of experience in strategic sourcing working in a multi-cultural cross-functional teams
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain and related systems along with material sourcing
  • Excellent collaboration skills and working in matrix organizational set-up
  • A proven track record of delivering results
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills complimented by strong communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical application of strategies to programs
  • Experience in automotive industry
  • Fluent English and German is essential, ideally with third language


We offer

The latest development in the automotive industry – and ultimately our company – promises candidates an inspiring career. Where a long heritage as one of the world’s most significant car builders meets up with the spirit of unlimited opportunities is Valmet Automotive, offering you a sense of accomplishment, a good work–life balance and a feeling of creating something new. Of course, in the typical Nordic calmness at all nine locations in Finland, Germany and Poland.


Further information

Denise Speder, Human Resources

+49 7136 999 365



Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive Solutions GmbH

Bad Friedrichshall, DE

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