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Procurement Category Manager (m/f/d)


Wildpoldsried, BY, DE

Stellen-ID:  145

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

At sonnen, we believe clean, affordable, and reliable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. With over 40,000 sonnenBatterie-systems installed worldwide, sonnen is a proven global leader in intelligent energy management solutions providing greater energy control for residential customers through increased solar self-consumption, reduced peak energy usage and reliable backup power during outages – contributing to a cleaner and more reliable energy future.

sonnen has won several awards for its energy innovations and sonnenBatterie products, including Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy, the 2017 Zayed Energy Innovation Award, MIT’s Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies in 2016, Global Cleantech 100 for 2015-2017, Greentech Media’s 2016 Grid Edge Award for innovation, and Cleantech’s 2015 Company of the Year Award in both Israel and Europe.

Your Responsibilities:

»  Develop an understanding of the supplier landscape in your category in order to forecast industry trends and gauge emerging competitive forces. Identify changes in buyer and supplier power within core materials markets and use industry dynamics to sonnen’s advantage and competitiveness. Build a world-class supplier strategy within your category

» Effectively work with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for sourcing. Understand the trade-offs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that meet sonnen’s performance criteria and secure long-term supply continuity

» Optimize global supply chain performance through cost analysis and benchmarking. Develop an in- depth understanding of value-added manufacturing processes and costs, reverse logistics, and market intelligence, and apply this knowledge to influence sonnen’s future product roadmap and sourcing decisions. Assess and mitigate risks to the business

» Collaborate across the sonnen’s organization and manage cross-functional teams to ensure business objectives are met. Includes the ability and communicate findings to senior leaders and to actively identify potential supply issues that can affect product strategy


Your Qualifications:

»  Technical and/or commercial studies and technical knowledge in electronic and/or related areas

»  Minimum of 2 years experience in a procurement-focused role in a manufacturing company

»  Experience and skill in negotiating, contracting, report building and suply base research

»  A strategic mindset, relationship-building skills and analytical skills

»  Strong communication skills in English and German, both verbal and written

»  Working knowledge of ERP-Systems (SAP)

What we offer:

The idyllic Allgäu or the big city of Berlin.– Our two German locations offer the right environment for everyone. And that in a rapidly growing future market with unique career opportunities. You can expect the mentality of a young company in an exciting and international environment.

Take a look at Unsere Benefits to find out what else we offer.

Apply now!

sonnen – energy is yours!

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