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. 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.

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:

  • 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
  • 29-32 days annual vacation with increasing team membership
  • Leasing of company bikes with up to 40% discount
  • Flexible working hours and home office option
  • Workation within the EU
  • Free German, English as well as online yoga and body art courses
  • Soft drinks, fruits and cereals in our offices
  • Regular team and company events
  • We love dogs! You too? Feel free to bring your fellow friend to our offices
  • Other benefits, such as discounts on sports memberships and other services or products

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!

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