Procurement Engineer

bei Vay Technology GmbH
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Job description

About Vay:

At Vay, we pioneer change. We do work that has never been done before. We have a vision that we are excited to work for: To solve transportation in metropolitan areas.

We are developing an alternative approach to autonomous driving called teledriving. With our teledrive-first-approach we aim to offer a sustainable and safe service that can be an alternative to existing mobility services.

This is very ambitious. And we can’t do it alone. So we'd love to meet you!

Our team combines talent from multiple worlds: from automotive and safety engineering to software, product, regulatory, operations and many more. It is not only our technology that follows a human centred approach, but in everything we do, we keep the user's perspective and needs front of mind. This approach and the mix of talent creates a unique and stimulating work environment.

The role: 

Vay is planning to roll out a global mobility service. We are integrating our Vay system (cameras, ECUs, network equipment) into homologated vehicles and building up Teledrive Stations. We are building their our own hardware as well as buying components from Tier1 suppliers. As a Manager in Procurement and Supply Chain, you will play a key role in defining success for this endeavor. You will be responsible for the purchasing process from selecting suppliers to ensuring stock optimization, as well as provide guidance on sourcing and procurement processes. You will be a supply chain and logistics expert who will specialize in implementing cost-effective purchases of all goods and services, as required by the company. Ensuring quality control and adhering to the company’s policies and procedures on supply chain management will be some of your main priorities when carrying out this role.


The responsibilities:

  • strategic procurement activities across multiple products and services

  • sourcing equipment, goods, and services

  • supervising the development and execution of the procurement plan

  • determine quantity and timing of deliveries

  • monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand

  • manage vendors (research of new and profitable suppliers, establish relationships, craft negotiation strategies, close deals with optimal terms)

  • align production/purchasing-BOM (Bill of Materials) with the development engineering team

  • perform cost and scenario analysis

  • track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve the effectiveness

  • achieve cost targets defined together with leadership team for vehicle and TS

  • develop generic sourcing roadmap and sourcing storyline for vehicles and telestations

  • certification and development of Vay global supplier network

  • set-up procurement internal processes and documentation

  • define and set-up efficient logistic and customs processes for global Vay suppliers

  • monitor storage and distribution of goods ensuring that the right products are delivered to the right location (e.g. Vay warehouses) on time and at a good cost

The profile:

  • German and English is a must

  • degree in finance, supply chain management, or another business-related field

  • experience a tech-related field

  • strong analytical, decision-making, and negotiation skills

  • ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and vendors

  • solid interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written in german and English

  • ability to multitask and manage multiple deadlines

  • familiarity with working in a fast paced environment

  • experience working with Project Management

Nice to haves:

  • understanding of basic automotive systems

Our values:

  • We pioneer change: At Vay, we’re doing work that has never been done before. This comes with challenges, frustrations and failures along the way. We embrace these challenges through perseverance and innovation, delivering creative solutions to overcome them.

  • We fuel collaboration: At Vay, we work as a team and strive for a common goal. We celebrate diversity and encourage different opinions. Our teams and partners communicate and collaborate openly. Together we build, improve, and grow.

  • We drive action: At Vay, everyone takes pride and commitment in their role for every task and every challenge. We are biassed towards action and get behind the steering wheel, even when there is none. We are empowered to take initiative and drive it to completion.

  • We build trust: At Vay, we consistently do the right thing, and follow through on our commitments to stakeholders, users and society. We understand their expectations and always respond in a way that feels human and respectful. We always put safety first and safety second.

  • We create magic: At Vay, we don’t just make things that work, we build products people love. We create unexpected and delightful moments for our riders. We design end-to-end experiences that leave a lasting expression.

Additional benefits:

  • You’ll be joining a highly committed, experienced, fun, and international team from over 30 countries. The team has previously worked at companies such as Tesla, Google, Waymo, Zoox, Byton, Argo, Amazon, Uber as well as Audi, BMW, and Daimler and has founded various companies before

  • You would be a part of solving transportation in metropolitan areas all over the world – from Europe

  • We organize thoughtful & fun team events throughout the year

  • We support highly flexible working policies

  • We provide healthy snacks, drinks, and coffee at our waterfront office in Berlin

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. Each new hire is an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective, and we are always eager to further diversify our company.

Vay is committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best and most rewarding work of your career.

Come join the future!

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