Sourcing Manager

Our mobility is facing a fundamental shift. Autonomous driving cars, constant connectivity, digital lifestyle are the new reality.German Autolabs is a Berlin based technology company focussing on the future of the car. We build products and services to support this exciting evolution by using technology and giving it a more human touch. We will make driving safer and smarter. 

As the Sourcing Manager you are an integral part of our Operations team. You are right at home negotiating with suppliers and manufacturing partners to meet ambitious cost targets. Our engineering team and partners can rely on you to provide technology options where needed and count on your network of suppliers in the early design phase.

What you will do

  • Lead the Sourcing function as a contributing manager. 
  • During early design phase, lead cross-functional team to create sourcing plan for key technologies and manufacturing partners. Identify and qualify new suppliers.
  • Advocate “Design for Supply Chain” during design process.
  • As part of cross-functional team, drive decisions and trade-offs around Cost/Quality/Technology/Time-to-Market.
  • Negotiate cost/terms for strategic commodities/technologies to achieve cost objectives and meet product specifications.
  • Negotiate cost/terms for completed product with manufacturing partners to achieve stated cost objectives and meet product/quality specs.
  • Create and maintain a “cost plan of record” process with manufacturing partner – manage costs during design phase to avoid “cost creep” and keep internal team on track.
  • Drive execution of Master Supplier Agreements and related SOW’s (as appropriate), acting as main face to manufacturing partner.
  • Create and maintain landed cost model, including all costs from manufacturing partner to customer. 
  • Support financial modeling exercises, in partnership with Finance.

Your profile

  • 8-10 years of Advanced Procurement or Materials Sourcing experience.
  • Start-up experience is a definite plus.
  • Technical and industry knowledge of automotive IoT devices.
  • Experience with CM/ODM/JDM models and suppliers.
  • Proven track record of achieving aggressive cost targets as a Sourcing/Procurement professional. We are looking for a seasoned negotiator.
  • Degree in Engineering/Operations required.
  • Fluency in German and English a must, Mandarin language skills desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication required. Sr. Executive communication extremely important for the success of this role.
  • International travel as needed.

What we offer:

Ready to go on the ride of your life?

This role can not be performed remotely, please apply only if you are in Berlin or are willing to move to Berlin. No recruiters, headhunters, outsourcers or agencies.
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