Head of Procurement - Electric Aircraft Manufacturing

Job title : Head of Procurement - Electric Aircraft Manufacturing
Location : Germany
Job-type : Permanent
Salary : €120000 - €140000 per annum + plus package
Salary high : 140000
Salary low : 120000
Contact : Charles Orr
Call : Charles
Email : email Charles
Reference : CO1029_1605869710
Could you apply your procurement expertise to help shape the future of mobility?
Can you demonstrate 10+ years' experience in direct procurement of parts and materials for the Aviation industry?
Would you like to leave the corporate world behind and further your career in a dynamic start-up environment?

Piper Maddox have been engaged exclusively by an innovative, hi-tech, start-up OEM who are developing a fully electric aircraft. Having gained significant funding, they have successfully built a team of the world's leading technical talent to help bring the aircraft to market and are now seeking a Head of Procurement to help establish their production capability as they progress towards manufacturing.

As Head of Procurement you will:
- Lead a team of Buyers in the purchasing of components, parts and materials for the assembly of the aircraft
- Take overall strategic and operational responsibility for shaping the supply chain, ensuring compliance with EASA 21G and EN9100.
- Have full responsibility for supplier engagement, approvals, contract negotiation and contract management
- Develop a global network of Aviation suppliers and modern manufacturers to develop best practice
- Develop a team of Buyers which huge scope for growth in a short period of time
- Establish procurement processes which will shape the manufacturing and production capability across the organisation

The ideal candidate will be:
- Degree educated in a relevant commercial or technical discipline
- Able to demonstrate 10+ years direct procurement experience working with a major global aerospace OEM
- Capable of the management of a team of 10+ members
- Experienced in the development of supply chain strategies in hi-tech environments within the aviation market
- Able to demonstrate a high level of negotiation, contract administration and contract management skills
- A dynamic problem solver with exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills
- Knowledgeable of the processes, systems, components and materials involved in the manufacture and assembly of airframes and aircraft
- Genuinely passionate about sustainable aviation and the future of zero-carbon air travel

This is an exceptional opportunity to join one of the most exciting start-ups in Aviation and have a direct, tangible influence on the future of the business. Interviews are being conducted in the coming weeks. Apply today to ensure you do not miss out.

Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.