New Product Development Procurement Engineer

Job description

Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems is a world-leading technology company and provider of innovative industrial and off-road energy storage solutions, with 30+ years of experience. We specialize in the development and production of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for industrial mobility, leisure mobility, and ESS applications. These products are manufactured and assembled in Sunlight’s state-of-the-art facilities in Greece, Italy, and the USA, and distributed to more than 115 countries.

Driven by our commitment to inspire our people and unlock their potential, we have created an agile and innovative environment that promotes open communication and collaboration, while offering continuous learning and development opportunities to the 1,700+ people we employ across the organization.

Keen to further empower our team by onboarding more talent, we're looking to hire a New Product Development Procurement Engineer who reports directly to the Lithium Sourcing Manager and is based in Athens, Greece.

Key activities and responsibilities of this role includes:

• Involvement in product development from procurement side. Look for potential suppliers, identify materials/specifications and suggest alternatives
• Negotiate prices for pilots, testing and manage contracts
• Create sourcing strategies and develop strategic partnerships
• Track new product development inventories and new needs
• Support all new product development teams road maps and connect with buyers in order to secure supplies
• Track budget for procurement of new materials
• Develop understanding with suppliers for the new needed products and benchmark offers

Job requirements

• Bachelor's Degree (AEI) in Material Science, Supply Chain, Engineering or other science discipline
• At least 4 years of experience in Procurement/Purchasing areas in structured organization
• Capability to negotiate
• Strategic mindset
• Advanced skills using MS Office
• Fluent knowledge of Greek and English language

Despite your experience and skills, you never stop learning, cultivating an out-of-the-box thinking, a growth and entrepreneurial mindset, embracing ownership and agility. You are impact-focused, proactive and open to change. Last but not least, you are able to communicate scientific principles and applications both in Greek and English - we are a multicultural team! - you are a real team player who can build strong relationships with various stakeholders and thrive among global talents in a positive work environment.

What we offer you

To start with, we give you the opportunity to thrive in a restless team and grow your potential in an innovative environment. As per your compensation and rewards package, this is a preview:

  • A competitive salary based on experience and topped up with other bonuses.
  • Company healthcare plan
  • Continuous learning opportunities. Allocated training budget that can be spent on books, online courses or other training materials.
  • Established framework for career development
  • International mobility opportunities