Procurement Process Manager


Munich, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 05/06/2021
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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 50 nationalities working with us to bring our vision of a sustainable world to live.


Your role and your team:

You will report directly to the Head of General Procurement and Investments and work closely with our Quality, Production, Engineering, Program Management, People, Finance and Commercial Department. You will be responsible for the entire process landscape for Procurement.

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:

  • Evaluate Existing Business Processes by getting the big picture in assembling processes, data, flowcharts, manuals, and other documentation outlining current practices. Study and propose ways to make improvements to one or many steps to increase productivity, reduce costs, improve time management, or make needed changes to other aspects of the process.
  • Create Documentation Outlining new Process and Process improvements by writing documents that explain changes and their implementation via a structured change management and proper stakeholder management.
  • Manage Improvement and Implementation Processes by overseeing it and working with managers, team members and employees to ensure that the plan is clear and can be applied quickly and efficiently. Training definition and Training delivery shall be part of the change management process.
  • Conduct Analyses by monitoring and assessing various processes to ensure that they are producing the desired outcomes. Make changes to steps in each process as needed to adjust improvements to reflect better results in production, cost reduction and other targeted outcomes. In addition, Identify and use the relevant tools to allow fulfilling above activity.
  • Contribute and support applications for certification. Prepare and lead audits (as the case may be, internal or by third parties including authorities).


Your Profile:

  • Minimum qualifications/education: business administration, engineering and procurement position with a minimum eight years in the three different positions/functions
  • Experience in relevant quality systems specifications/standards (AS 9100 and/or ISO 9001, EASA Part 21J, 21G and 145 )
  • Business Process Owner experience is a plus
  • Eager to learn and adopt the 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 Procurement function.
  • Excellent analysis and evaluation skills with a drive to challenge the status quo.
  • High response & real-time work behavior.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, German is a plus.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.