Senior Lithium Battery Buyer

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 Senior Lithium Battery Buyer. The role will be responsible for developing strategic sourcing plans and for taking necessary actions to implement initiatives as per the strategic sourcing plan, reports directly to the Lithium Sourcing Manager and is based in Athens, Greece.

Key activities and responsibilities of this role includes:

• Guarantee cost effective supply channels for assigned raw materials

• Conduct scouting of vendors and materials

• Assess and evaluate potential vendors and proposals in close collaboration with R&D, QA and Manufacturing

• Negotiate with providers from a total cost perspective, optimizing price, quality and service levels within stables relationship

• Propose draft purchasing contracts and Requests for Proposal in close collaboration with other departments

• Manage the assigned vendor relationship and contracts, defining/adjusting economic and delivery conditions

• Analyze purchasing and marketing data, build networks to capture both formal and informal information in order to improve forecast as well as the timing and quality of purchasing decisions

• Manage emergencies and unexpected events in collaboration with Purchasing Manager (providers bankruptcy, take overs, conflicts, production blocks, etc.)

• Contribute to the CP Lean transformation towards vendors with particular attention to: the conditions of raw material consignment (consignment stock), total best delivery conditions (lot size, delivery frequency and transport costs)

• Contribute to the functional specification of purchase processes and vendor integration

• Provide input for Purchasing budget and monitor the prices in relation of volumes, mix of the assigned raw (metallic and plastic) materials

• Action Plans dedicated monitoring evolutions

Job requirements

• Bachelor's Degree (AEI) in Material Science, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or other science discipline
• At least 5 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