Category Manager - Electronics, Renewable Energy (f/m/d)


Wildpoldsried, BY, DE DE

Stellen-ID:  4050

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. Sonnen has been committed to this mission since 2010 and is now represented in Europe, the USA and Australia with over 1,000 team members globally. In Germany, our offices are located in the beautiful Wildpoldsried (Allgäu) and the vibrating heart of Berlin Kreuzberg.

At sonnen, we are building the energy system of the future. 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. 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.

We are growing steadily and are looking for people who want to join us in our vision of clean and affordable energy for all while making a positive impact on climate change.

What you will do to help drive energy transition: 


  • 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


What you will need on that journey:


  • 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 you can expect at sonnen:

  • An atmosphere of openness, tolerance and mutual respect, where innovation is expected and encouraged
  • The option of working full- or part-time for every position
  • 30-32 days annual vacation with increasing team membership
  • Leasing of company (e-)bikes with up to 40% discount
  • Flexible working hours and option working mobile
  • Mental health and wellbeing offering for you and your family members
  • Free German, English as well as online yoga and body art courses
  • Soft drinks, fruits and cereals in our offices
  • Use of sports memberships (EGYM Wellpass, only €29.75/month) and discounts for other services and products 
  • Employee discount on our electricity tariff
  • Regular team and company events
  • We love dogs! You too? Feel free to bring your fellow friend to our offices


You feel we are a match? Apply now and help us to shape the energy transition together. We look forward to welcoming you to #teamsonnen!

sonnen - energy is yours!

Stellensegment: ERP, Electronics, SAP, Marketing, Technology, Research