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Procurement Manager - Direct Material / Einkäufer - Direkter Einkauf (m/f/d)



Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Company Description

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring sustainable urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 2,000 public and private test flights across the world (

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

As (Senior) Project & Procurement Manager - Direct Material, you will be part of the Volocopter Procurement Team – working with highly experienced, dynamic, and motivated colleagues. Within the team you are responsible for the procurement of aerospace parts of defined commodities.

Your mission during this flight:

  • You support, manage and consult the departments in the entire purchasing process for the responsible commodity, taking into account applicable purchasing processes and targets.
  • You identify, develop and evaluate suppliers, as well as strategic development and consolidation of a supplier pool.
  • You independently prepare and conduct negotiations within a complex scope of work, involving relevant departments and legal if necessary.
  • You prepare contracts, purchase orders and closings using existing purchasing systems.
  • 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.
  • You optimize purchasing processes.


Check in your professional skills:

  • Your have 5+ years experience in direct procurement or supply chain management, ideally but not neccessarily from the aviation or automotive industry.
  • You have an academic background in the field of Business Administration or Industrial Engineering or a completed apprenticeship in this area.
  • You bring experience from commodities like modules/systems, electronic instruments, batteries, motors, cables, harnesses, standard and norm parts, buy- and COTS parts, consumables OR others.
  • You have shown strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work cross-functionally and effectively with engineering and production teams before.
  • You have a good command in MS-Office and preferably MS Dynamics 365 Business Central - Navision ERP.
  • You have an excellent command of spoken and written English, as well as German.
  • You are willing to travel from time-to-time.

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 are what make us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on team level. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.