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Senior Manager Procurement, Freight Procurement (m/f/x)

Job Number:  65737
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International (Germany) GmbH
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sailauf, DE Muenchen, DE Graz, AT

Work Style: 



Job Number: 65737 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna International (Germany) GmbH 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


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 is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company built to innovate, with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team. With 65+ years of expertise, our ecosystem of interconnected products combined with our complete vehicle expertise uniquely positions us to advance mobility in an expanded transportation landscape.


About the Role

We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager in Freight Procurement (m/f/x) to join our Magna Corporate Purchasing Europe team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing the commodity strategy for freight logistics commodities.

The position is based in either Sailauf or Munich, Germany, or Graz, Austria.

Your Responsibilities

  • Developing and executing the commodity strategy for freight logistics, in alignment with the company's overall strategic objectives
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends and supplier performance to identify opportunities for cost savings, risk mitigation, and process improvements
  • Preparation of request documents and associated bids
  • Evaluation of offers, negotiation, and presenting results to the sourcing board and management
  • Leading the negotiation, contracting processes, and supplier relationships for freight logistics commodities
  • Developing, negotiating, and concluding individual and framework agreements
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to generate commodity synergies and achieve the best possible outcomes for stakeholders
  • Working closely with the European Purchasing teams across Magna Groups
  • Enhancing existing templates and tools to effectively present projects and savings
  • Improving data quality in existing systems
  • Leading and managing a team of logistics professionals, providing guidance and support to ensure successful execution of strategies and projects

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field
  • Proven track record of several years in procurement and sourcing within the automotive industry, with specific experience in Freight Procurement
  • Experience in organizing cross-functional teams in a matrix organization

Your preferred qualifications

  • Excellent negotiation and contract management skills, with a focus on driving cost reduction and supplier performance improvement
  • Solid understanding of supply chain management principles
  • Strong expertise in commodities strategy definition and implementation
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at various levels
  • Team leader skills, with the ability to lead and inspire a team of professionals
  • Independent work style, hands-on mentality, and analytical thinking
  • Fluent in both written and spoken German and English. Additional languages would be beneficial
  • Proficient in MS Office and SAP
  • Willingness to travel as required

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

  • Flexible working hours and remote work
  • Health programs and team events
  • Training programs and internal development opportunities
  • Employee discounts
  • Profit participation program
  • Employee & Family assistance program
  • Cafeteria
  • Parking possibilities

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.


To apply, please submit your application along with your resume, certificates, salary expectations, and availability.

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