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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg


Attractive salary plus a bonus up to 30%


Are you interested in considering a challenging role that spans across a high portfolio of global suppliers and drives strategic initiatives within their Automotive business unit?

Our client is looking for a highly motivated and skilled Strategic Sourcing Manager to lead cross-functional projects and revolutionise their supplier engagement processes.

As the Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for the following:
  • Developing Cross-Functional Strategies: Initiate and lead cross-functional projects involving product management, R&D, sales, legal, order fulfilment, procurement, and materials departments to foster collaboration and achieve common goals.
  • Long-Term Supply Commodity Strategy: Devise and execute a comprehensive long-term supply commodity strategy. Conduct landed cost modelling, supplier opportunity assessments, and supplier financial analysis to make informed decisions.
  • Negotiations and Contract Establishment: Lead negotiations with suppliers and establish long-term contracts to ensure a cost-effective and reliable supply of commodities, including battery test and charging equipment and chamber solutions for 3PP suppliers.
  • Pricing Strategies and Cost Reduction: Develop and manage pricing strategies and reduction programs through supplier development processes, audits, and continuous improvement activities to drive down total cost.
  • Risk Mitigation and Business Continuity: Drive risk mitigation and business continuity strategies to ensure a stable supply chain and minimise disruptions.
  • Supplier Selection and Performance Management: Lead supplier selection activities, identify alternative sources of supply, and conduct periodic supplier business performance reviews.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Proven experience in procurement, supplier management, and strategic sourcing in the Automotive and/or electronics industry.
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills with a track record of achieving cost savings and operational efficiencies.
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and German
If you are interested in discussing this Strategic Sourcing Manager position further, please contact Emily Jones.
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