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Manager (m/w/x) - Indirect Purchasing

Job Number:  66114
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Sailauf
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sailauf, DE Linkoping, SE Muenchen, DE Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN, US, 48326 Southfield, MICHIGAN, US, 48034

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About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


Magna Electronics leads the way in active safety technologies, revolutionizing the automotive industry and improving lives. With a strong focus on adapting ADAS systems and electronic solutions to any vehicle, we address a wide range of mobility and safety needs. As we build a safer, more intelligent, and connected mobility experience, Magna is dedicated to creating a better future for people globally.


About the Role

We are looking for a Manager (m/f/x) - Indirect Purchasing for the locations Germany, USA or Sweden.


As Manager (m/f/x) - Indirect Purchasing you will work and collaborate through the entire Magna Electronics organization to support the daily operations but also be part of the needs and set up for future products and platforms. You will act in a pro-active mindset in order support future business and adapt for changes in the daily purchase activities, where you monitor and analyze for improvements and cost efficiency. One important main task is to secure that Magnas policy and way of working are fulfilled and aligned in the team and stakeholders.


You and your team will be in charge of all purchasing activities for material and services, such as Indirect supplies, Professionals services, Outsourced Engineering service and more. We can see that working in a Global context is a benefit, so also experience in General Supply Base Management

Your Responsibilities

  • Category Strategy development for Professional Services, External IT engineering services, IT and Logistics
  • Group budget for Indirect Purchasing & KPI reporting
  • Create an environment and know how to develop Indirect Purchasing team
  • The go-to person in daily business for all purchasing activities related to indirect material and service.
  • Identifying, evaluating, and implementing suitable vendors and establishing the respective vendor management
  • Preparing supplier negotiations and evaluations along with establishing performance metrics for the operational purchasing

Who we are looking for

  • University degree within Engineering or Business Administration, or equivalent education /work experience
  • Strong collaborative focus and ability to promote good cooperation within the entire organization.
  • Experience in leadership and staff development, preferably as a group manager.
  • Experience in indirect purchasing area (SW Engineering services/Professionals service, facility services, licenses etc)
  • Fluent in English both spoken and written
  • Experience in leading sourcing, sourcing decisions, negotiations, strategic analysis and managing a supply base, category strategy developments
  • Good analytical skills and data-driven approach

Your preferred qualifications

As a manager at Magna, you value a climate that encourages collaboration and personal development but also a good balance between achieving results and the well-being of our employees. At Magna, we are curious, take responsibility and take initiative when necessary, that is the way we do it so it is important for us that you are a team player who will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Collegial, supportive and friendly working atmosphere with a "Duz" culture
  • Attractive and performance-oriented compensation package
  • Prospects and opportunities for personal and professional development through various training offers
  • Individual work arrangements through flexible working hours and opportunities to use "Office Work" and "Mobile Work" personally
  • Corporate benefits program
  • International and diverse environment and open door culture

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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