Senior Project Manager Procurement (f/m/d) - Renewable Energy


Wildpoldsried, BY, DE Home Office, DE Home office, DE

Stellen-ID:  3156

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


  • Building up and leading a team of 3 members

  • Collaborates closely with a wide range of stakeholders including Product line, Engineering, Quality, Commercial, and within Procurement team to ensure the successful launch of next generation sonnen products.

  • Work with suppliers and Engineering to define product requirements that will produce the type of modularity that we envision and determine the future supply chain footprint/suppliers to look like “enable industrialization”

  • Interface with other sub-systems / functions e.g. batteries system lead, power electrical lead, PV System, manufacturing lead, logistics lead, etc. Ensure next generation subsystem technologies are developed and ready to be introduced into the product and markets considering Saftey, quality, delivery, cost and sustainability objectives are met.

  • Work to answer the question, If I could redefine the Sonnen Supply Chain & Supplier footprint for our future product, what would it look like? Drive make/buy decisions and deliver bottom-line growth and achieve 5 years strategic business plan.

  • Own and drive NPI financial and strategic planning in Procurement (Schedule, budget, top down and bottom up targets from market and design, new value options, blueprint, budgetary planning, mutlti generation technology and Supply Chain roadmaps, etc)

  • Be Sourcing interface with Category Managers and CoE, Product Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics and Quality.

  • Initiate process improvement strategies and plans to improve delivery, quality, cost, risk mitigation.

  • Work with Engineering to track and feed “Design to Cost, Design to Quality/Manufacturability and should be costing” data to the design, supply chain and services team to ensure design to cost, supplier concept studies, qualifications and Make/buy analysis, visibility, team ownership, milestone development and progress tracking.

  • Ensure that all projects get cut in, on time, and translate to the financial ledger for the business.

  • Drive supplier selection, development, and monitoring during Development Tool gates.

  • Ensure early supplier engagement, reduce enterprise risk as well as improve inventory turns, fulfillment and cost performance of the supply chain

  • Drive 100% compliance to sourcing policy and procedures, supplier approval, competitive bidding, delegation of authority approval 

  • Aggressively globalize the supply base to include local to local country focus, optimize total landed cost-out across all commodities and services.

  • Integrate and develop continuous improvement processes


What you will need on that journey


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or comparable

  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and business acumen

  • 3-5+ years of experience in Program Management, Supply Chain Management experience with emphasis on sourcing and manufacturing.

  • Proven leadership skills, preferably leading & managing cross-functional teams. Strong team builder & humility emphatic

  • Demonstrated experience leading in a matrix global environment

  • Ability and desire to contribute to business direction, strategy & execution

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills, contract development & business law knowledge

  • Proven analytical skill set & strategic mind set

  • Highly motivated/results/metrics driven with demonstrated influencing skills

  • Must be a proactive self-starter & change agent

  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in English and German

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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