Project A Ventures
Project A Ventures

Senior Procurement Manager (m/f/d)


About the Job

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Procurement Manager (m/f/d) to join one of our portfolio companies and one of the key tasks is being responsible for the entire Procurement department, the topics include handling the fixed assets, consumables, and operating equipment and you will report directly to the CFO.

In your day to day work you’ll act as an interface between the project- and R&D-teams, the Project Management Organization (PMO) and the Accounting department. This will further structure the department, introduce methods of purchasing, further develop our digital processes, simplify the interaction of the departments, and negotiate framework contracts.

Join our portfolio company: A German hardware company focused on designing and manufacturing cutting-edge microchips. The transformative startup offers energy-efficient and high-performance components for multiple industries.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Oversee daily purchasing activities
  • Develop a checklist for capex investment negotiations, highlighting key clauses
  • Create a timeline and priority list for the next 3-6 months
  • Define KPIs, routines, and financial metrics for regular reports and performance measurements
  • Conduct ABC/XYZ analysis
  • Negotiate framework agreements
  • Prepare regular project activity summaries for investor and board reports
  • Share expertise with the internal software development team to enhance procurement processes
  • Investigate AI software solutions to streamline daily tasks
  • Draft guidelines for procurement operations that align with company principles

Your Profile

  • University degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field
  • Atleast 10 years of general procurement experience
  • Several years of specializing in Capex-purchasing processes and negotiations, ideally in the semiconductor industry for tier-one production tools
  • Proven experience managing purchases exceeding €100 million
  • 3-5 years of leadership experience
  • Vision for a digital and automated procurement department
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and German.

Please note that we’re looking for support in the Aachen office of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work in the EU is required.

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive benefits package with outstanding insurance, pension and virtual stock options at our portfolio company
  • An inspiring, creative and diverse environment with professional and motivated colleagues from all over the world
  • Transparent and open culture where every person is highly valued and respected
  • Getting challenged and developing your professional skills by taking over responsibilities, and a guaranteed steep learning curve from day one
  • A supportive environment that prioritises work-life balance
  • Be part of a professional network within the Project A family, with access to regular events, knowledge exchange and meetups

Apply below and become a part of our success story!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11792951
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Project A Ventures

51-200 employees
Venture Capital and Private Equity Principals

Project A is the operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network, and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise.

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