Senior Procurement Manager - Direct Material (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis and other eVTOLs off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable, on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever piloted flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 1,500 public and private test flights across the world (www.volocopter.com). 

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

Within the Volocopter Team you are responsible for the procurement of aerospace parts in your commodity for our Products (Volocity, Voloregion, Volodrone):

  • You support, manage and consult the departments in the entire purchasing process for the responsible commodity (Standard- and Norm Parts, cables, drawing parts and consumables), taking into account applicable purchasing processes and targets.
  • You identify, develop and evaluate suppliers, as well as strategic development and consolidation of the supplier pool.
  • You independently prepare and conduct negotiations within a complex scope of work, involving relevant departments and legal as necessary.
  • You prepare contracts, purchase orders and closings using existing purchasing systems.
  • You optimize purchasing processes.
  • You are directly involved in the product development process by helping to shape cross-functional collaboration between development, logistics, accounting and suppliers.
  • You ensure timely awards in compliance with strategic business objectives.
  • You are regularly in touch with international suppliers in order to keep an up-to-date market overview.
  • Together with colleagues of other departments you develop cost effective standard designs and smart quality control concepts.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Particularly strong background for 5+ years in procurement and supply chain management is needed, ideally in aviation industries.
  • Academic background in the field of Business Administration or Industrial Engineering or a completed apprenticeship in this area.
  • Strong experience in the commodity for aerospace parts like standard and norm parts, cables, harnesses, buy- and COTS parts, consumables.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as ability to work cross-functionally and effectively with engineering and production teams.
  • Experience with implementation of modern and digital supply chain systems based on state-of-the-art technology.
  • Fluent in English and German.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in an aviation or automotive company.
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment like a start-up or scale up.
  • First leadership experience.
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:  

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a superb network of investors and partners   
  • Chance to shape the future of aviation  
  • Help us to create groundbreaking new projects - from scratch!   
  • Personal accountability, as well as growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths  
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workspaces, flexible hours, quick decision-making, a flat hierarchy, positive leadership, great team spirit  
  • Attractive compensation package

Diversity at Volocopter:  

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunities, trust, and ensure all employees feel heard. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts with each of us. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.  

Senior Procurement Manager - Direct Material (m/f/d)

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