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Category Manager Transportation & Logistics (m/f/d)


Wildpoldsried, BY, DE

Stellen-ID:  1425

At the earliest date possible we are looking for support for our #teamsonnen

Clean and affordable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Headquartered in the Bavarian energy village of Wildpoldsried, sonnen GmbH wants to enable all people to determine their own energy future. That means, among other things, the inexpensive production and storage of renewable energy and the intelligent networking of producers and consumers. sonnen thereby gives people around the world the opportunity to become independent of fossil fuels and conventional energy supplier.

At sonnen, we are building the energy system of the future. An energy system in which electricity is clean and people are the focus. To this end, we are developing new technologies and business models that have not existed before. Whether intelligent power storage, virtual power plants or digital services - we set the trends of a new energy world. This creates space for innovation, creativity, passion and personal development opportunities in a rapidly growing company.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Build the global category of transportation & logistics

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of category strategies (i.e. standardization, bundling, supplier concentration)

  • Manage and optimize the category according to company vision and strategy

  • Effectively work with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for services within the area of Logistics

  • Responsible for sourcing decisions and negotiations

  • Responsible for contract management

  • Innovate and deliver new approaches to drive organizational efficiencies, increase savings and continuously improve performance of Logistics services and cost.


Your Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Business or Technical discipline

  • 4+ years experience as a Category Manager Logistics and/or evidence of exceptional experience in the Logistics sector

  • In-depth experience in strategic sourcing/contract management with international and local suppliers within the transportation and logistics sector

  • Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to influence at all levels, 

  • Strong analytical mindset with a proven track record in identifying and implementing cost savings

  • Proven leadership skills experienced in leading multi-cultural teams in an international environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills, open-minded, persuasive personality with outstanding internal and external relationship management skills up to Senior Management level

  • Self-driven and willing to take on responsibility, able to set priorities in a fast-paced environment, and multi-task efficiently towards deadlines

  • Knowledge of SAP

  • Fluent in German and English

  • Willingness to travel

What you can expect:

At sonnen you will experience an international environment in a fast-growing and innovative company in the renewable energy industry sector. Due to our young corporate culture and the short decision-making processes, you can really make a difference with us!

We offer an atmosphere of openness, tolerance and mutual respect. Join us and help us with our vision of clean and affordable energy for all. Share with us the passion for clean energy and new technologies.

If you want to learn more about our benefits, please take a closer look at: Our Benefits

Apply now!

sonnen - energy is yours!

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