Purchasing Specialist Germany (m/w/d)



Hamburg, Germany · Heide, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Job Description

Are you intrigued by the power of data and technology but love to be close to the business? Do you feel excited about operational efficiency and continuous improvement? Then we might have the perfect role for you as Purchasing Specialist in Northvolt Germany.

At Northvolt, our mission is building the greenest batteries to enable the transition to renewable energy. Building our supply chain is pivotal to achieving our objectives towards sustainability and growth.

Interested to be part of our journey?

About the job

As the Purchasing Specialist you have an exciting opportunity to work across all categories. The purpose will be to purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. Work in close relation with strategic purchasing function to maximize efficiency. Follow up on supplier performance and suggest improvements.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

General & Task Management:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Conduct RfQs for sourcing projects.
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organizational targets and requirements.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues.

Relationship Management:

  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities.
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact.
  • Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, when there is a risk which could prevent the organization meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications.

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and eager to learn. You are results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines, great commercial skills and keeping attention to detail and accuracy. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Germany (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date is asap.

We are looking forward to reading your application!