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Sourcing Category Management Lead (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 4500 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

In this position you will create and implement sourcing strategy of the given category by leading cross-functional team. You will ensure we have competitive supplier portfolio to fulfill business needs in terms of technology, quality, cost competitiveness, supply, environmental and ethical capability. You will be responsible of TCO of the category you lead, and you will manage RFI/RFQ process for your components. Category in charge will be defined based on your experience.

We expect you to have/are

  • A university degree, preferably in business administration or engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Been working at least 5 years closely with operating management on strategic goals
  • Proven experience of successful negotiations in large volume and complex business agreements
  • Willingness to travel
  • Capability to working in cross-functional team and matrix organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in addition to strong coordination skills
  • Skills to perceive market mechanisms and dynamics and possess ability for strategic thinking and planning
  • Assertive, results-oriented and proactive person in advancing new ideas and different approaches
  • Fluent English is essential, ideally with German language skills


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 ten locations in Finland, Germany and Poland.


Further information

Florian Mayer, Human Resources

+49 7136 9637164



Now it’s your turn – take the fast lane and apply!


Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive Solutions GmbH

Bad Friedrichshall, DE München, DE

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