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Strategic Sourcing Engineer (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

  • Select, develop and manage best in class suppliers as well as prepare and lead supplier negotiations
  • Define supplier assessment criteria
  • Drive ongoing assessment of supplier performance
  • Provide formal feedback and define action plans with suppliers to meet company objectives
  • You develop and implement sourcing strategies, drive standardization
  • Anticipate market evolutions and design appropriate sourcing strategies to address changes to achieve competitiveness and cost-savings
  • Located in Bad Friedrichshall or Munich


We expect you to have/are

  • A university degree, preferably in business administration or engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Over 5 years of experience of strategic sourcing i.e. supplier portfolio management, supplier selection, contract making and price negotiation
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good skills in English & German. Other language skills are a significant advantage


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

Florian Mayer, Human Resources

+49 7136 9367164



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


Contract Nature:  Regular
Company:  Valmet Automotive Solutions GmbH

Bad Friedrichshall, DE

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Operations, Engineering, Strategy, Automotive