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Location: Augsburg, Deggendorf, Germany

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall. 

Your duties

  • Awareness of supply markets by close knowledge exchange with Procurement Electronics and Mechanics
  • Support of the Kontron development process in NPI projects
  • Meet or exceed project launch targets for time, cost, supplier alignment and multi-sourcing in partnership with internal clients as well as others in Operations Organization
  • Analysis of total costs (strip-down)
  • At early stage before product mass productions, interact with project teams to implement preferred vendors, sourcing strategy and other cost reduction proposal provided by EMS, electronic and mechanical procurement  member
  • Exceed bill of material score metrics for multi-sourcing, supplier consolidation, lifecycle, lead-time and cost-management
  • Ensure no project based surprises, clear concise and regular communication with the project team and the suppliers, proactive risk management and closed loop verification on critical items
  • Ensure service levels meet or exceed requirements
  • Maintain detailed project plans (DTC), supplier selection, material timing and engagement records for all critical bill of material items and suppliers
  • Lead and conduct regular product cost, risk and lead-time reviews
  • Manage the cut-over from prototyping to serial production together with the team from EMS/CM and Supply Chain Management
  • Proactively work with the Procurement team (EMS, Electronics, Mechanics), to update contract price
  • New part RFQ set up and advanced procurement using the GPE to prepare and execute negotiations
  • Place purchase orders during prototype stage
  • Expedite and support EMS’s in ordering shortage parts for proto type builds to enable EMS partners prototypes are delivered on schedule
  • Support NPI team at the very early stage for ideal test and manufacturing setup DFx loop with EMS
  • Proactive roll up costs, risks and BOM scores and manage related review process and escalations in case of deviation from the plan
  • Roll up of individual project scores (DTC-templates) into the global KPI’s.

Skills required

  • Multi-year experience in electronics/computing hardware industry
  • MBA ideally technical/commercial or several years of experience in senior role as Project buyer
  • Project Management skills are an advantage
  • Knowledge of sourcing levers and processes and of supplier relationship management
  • Fluent German and English language skills are a must, further languages would be an advantage.

Our offer

Are you interested in an interesting and varied job in an exciting and international environment? Would you like to expand your career toward new horizons, and are you looking forward to new challenges? Are you searching for an environment where you can contribute your know-how, and put your ideas into practice? If so, then you are in the right place at Kontron! For the right candidate, we offer a competitive compensation package depending on qualifications.

Interested? Then apply right now.


Kontron Europe GmbH
Claudia van der Biesen
Lise-Meitner-Str. 3-5
86156 Augsburg, Germany
Tel.:+49 821 4086 397

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