Publication Date:  May 14, 2024

Salzgitter, DE

Company:  PowerCo SE

Lead of Supplier Development (w/m/d)

Procurement I Professionals
With whom you will CELLebrate

The mission has started. We proudly announce that in our Battery Valley we are starting our own battery cell production and the ramp up of our worldwide headquarters for global cell manufacturing. The Purchasing unit is the interface to the supplier market and is thus responsible for a large part of the value creation. The responsibilities range from raw material purchasing to supplier management and plant purchasing to value engineering.


How you will CELLebrate

  • Monitor and ensure the structured purchase parts management process (gate process) for defined purchase part scopes
  • Steer and develop the Supplier Management process for Batterie cell components. Secure and monitor the Supplier Management process
  • Lead and monitor the Supplier Audits to evaluate supplier capability (Q-Audit, POT, QTR) resulting in a Q-Rating as a basis for supplier nomination
  • Steer and execute industrialization concept reviews and plausibility checks of supplier timelines. Assess robustness and feasibility of project timelines. Monitor all components: Infrastructure, Equipment, level of automatization, workforce planning, sub supplier stricture
  • Monitor specific Industrialization milestones under initiation of correction measurements in case of deviation. Focus: Tracking of infrastructure measurements, planning and realization of tooling and equipment, commissioning & OEE tracking, staff ramp up and review of the sub supplier management.
  • Secure the evaluation and release of the production process of the supplier using the proof of serial production capability
  • Support at ad hoc operations at supplier site, equipment and tooling manufacturer to secure the capacity needs. Secure banking measurements at supplier site
  • Implementation of the contents of the PowerCo procurement strategy within the framework of a target system and support in the implementation of the programs and methods
  • Worldwide steering of external service provider for monitoring of infrastructure, banking and industrialization measurements at the PowerCo suppliers

What you need for our CELLebration

  • Experience in the field of quality assurance in the chemical and/or automotive sector
  • Relevant experience in the field of manufacturing processes in chem. Industry and/or automotive sector
  • Basic experience of automotive manufacturing process and requirements
  • Experience in the field of auditing and qualification of industrial products and processes
  • Relevant experience in trouble-shooting in the event of disruptions in the industrial production process
  • Several years of experience in the field of personnel management
  • Business English fluently
  • Completed technical/university studies in the field of chemistry, process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or similar

What else can you bring

  • Certified Auditor (VDA 6.3 and/or IATF16949)
  • Professional experience in the field of battery cell production or associated supplier area
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel

What to look forward to

  • Flexible working hours from 28 to 40h per week
  • Possibility of a 4-day-week (up to 35h per week)
  • 30 days paid + 10 days unpaid leave
  • Mobile work options
  • Relocation support
  • More benefits to come 

We believe that the best results are created in a diverse and inclusive environment. 
Therefore, all qualified applications will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, gender (identity), sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Requisition Number: 1934