Category Manager - CapEx and Equipment


Munich, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Buying/Merchandising
  • Post Date: 03/03/2021
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  • Company Address: Claude-Dornier-Straße 1, Weßling, 82234

About Lilium

Lilium Aviation is transforming the future of transportation with its electric vertical take-off and landing jet. Founded in 2015 by engineers and avionics experts Daniel Wiegand, Patrick Nathen, Sebastian Born and Matthias Meiner from the Technical University of Munich, Lilium aims to make fast, clean air travel available to everyone.

Job Description

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary, yet with a meaningful purpose. We take pride in pushing the very boundaries of technology and customer experience to deliver something that has never been done before. 

What we do here is hard, but then very few things worth achieving are easy. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with our world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 400 leaders, experts and engineers who are as passionate about emissions-free transportation as you are. 

We are also passionate about creating an inclusive culture, with more than 40 nationalities working with us to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.


Your role and your team:

You will report directly to the Head of General Procurement and Investments and work closely with our Production, Quality, Program Management and Commercial Department. You will be responsible for the entire operational and strategic procurement activities for CapEx and Equipment.

Procurement at Lilium means to work within a team of highly skilled experts managing the creation and establishment of a professional aircraft and non-aircraft supply base with the highest quality product available in time – while meeting technical corporate standards based on a complete new worldwide market ecosystem.


Your Day to Day:

  • Contribute to two multi-functional team which will define, select and qualify the CapEx and Equipment for the Production and for Operations Infrastructure, as the case may be.
  • Create and evolve the CapEx and Equipment Procurement Strategy & Policies aligned to the overarching Production, Procurement and Company respective strategy.
  • Initiate and drive the Sourcing Process including Market Assessment & Identification of Potential Suppliers, Supplier Selection & Contracting.
  • Lead the internal CapEx approval process up to complete validation.
  • Orchestrate a global network of Suppliers to initiate best practice exchange and a continuous flow of innovations outside-in.
  • Secure the delivery to safety, time, cost and quality targets.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of the Business and Operating Plan.
  • Follow-up on Performance of the procured CapEx and Equipment and possibly initiate Claims as required.
  • Ensure sourcing from approved suppliers.
  • High response & real-time work behavior.


Your Profile: 

  • Minimum qualifications/education: engineering (mechanical, electrical, or aerospace), business administration and procurement commodity position with minimum five years experience in CapEx procurement in an Industry with high quality standards.
  • “End to End” responsibility of implementing a purchase strategy.
  • Great interest in technical products and high technology.
  • Sound understanding of Financial statements.
  • Eager to learn and adopt his/her style to a start-up environment; puts the team first; robust and passionate to follow given objectives; uses failure as learning experience; excellent communicator; ability to facilitate workshops.
  • Demonstrate cross-functional leadership within the company as well as with all the required roles of the supplier.
  • Excellent analysis and evaluation skills with a drive to challenge the status quo.
  • A strategic thinker with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Must be a proactive, open, and direct communicator who engages comfortably and credibly with all levels of the organisation.
  • High personal influencing and negotiation skills. Strong leadership maturity and ability to lead through others.


Life at Lilium:

At Lilium, you’ll have the responsibility and freedom to act as an entrepreneur. You’ll be working with bright and driven colleagues from different industries, countries and backgrounds who are all united in one common goal, challenging and supporting each other to make Lilium successful.

As well as free language courses, weekly yoga sessions, two complimentary meals each day and unlimited snacks and drinks, we also have an in-house gym and a relaxation room. By pairing that with a free shuttle bus to and from our local train station, as well as bikes you can borrow to cycle around our campus, we aim to make it as easy as possible to travel here, while reducing our own carbon footprint. We also have a rooftop terrace where you can watch planes taking off all day long! 



In order to build a world-class team, we welcome people from all over the world. We’ll support you on every step of your journey, offering a relocation allowance and documentation for visa application.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.