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Team Lead Direct Procurement / Teamlead Direkter Einkauf (m/f/d)

Volocopter

Volocopter

Operations
Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Monday, July 1, 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 (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

Your future crew is a newly created team of around 5 people who aim to rewrite aviation for real. We work in a highly dynamic business and adapt quickly to the evolving environmental demands while finding solutions for challenges that have never been solved before. It is our motivation to strive for excellence to bring urban air mobility to life.

Your mission during this flight:

As Team Lead Direct Procurement you will be leading a growing team of direct buyers at two locations of Volocopter. You will be reporting directly to the Head of Procurement and work closely with various cross-functional teams to achieve our mission and help bring urban air mobility to life.

  • You will lead, mentor and develop your team members to establish procurement excellence within your scope of control
  • You will develop dedicated commodity strategies for all direct material end to end to be procured by your team
  • You will be an integral part of finding technical solutions with the engineering team and will lead the search on the market for the best sources considering technical, industrial and commercial aspects
  • You will run and evaluate RFI/RFQs and negotiate contracts with selected suppliers and ensure continuous contract management with the supplier portfolio
  • You will source flying material within your commodity and lead negotiations with your team, whilst developing and maintaining relationships with existing suppliers
  • You will implement processes, methods, and tools to deliver continuous cost improvements in accordance with the set targets

Qualifications

Check in your professional skills:

  • You have a minimum of 5 years leadership experience in procurement or supplier management with focus on direct procurement, preferably in the aerospace industry
  • You have a solid track record in the implementation of commodity strategies, contract management, processes and tools
  • You have shown pioneering spirit before, combining the ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally and cross-culturally
  • You have a Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Engineering or similar
  • You have a good command in MS-Office and ERP, preferably MS Dynamics 365 Business Central - Navision ERP
  • You have an excellent command of spoken and written English, as well as German language skills

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.