Material Group Manager (m/f/d) Gearbox & Gears

Company:  KUKA Deutschland GmbH

Augsburg, BY, DE

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Workplace:  hybrid
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Discover your impact with KUKA

KUKA offers an enormous spectrum of possibilities to advance your career, live your passions and unlock your potential. We´re one of the world's leading automation specialists, offering global opportunities in areas such as robotics, automation, logistics, software solutions and electronics. If you´re a go-getter, a visionary with bold ambitions and believer in collaboration and mutual respect, then you're poised for success here at KUKA.


Make an impact

  • International procurement of Gearbox and Gears with focus markets in Asia (Japan) and Europe
  • Execution and responsibility for international contracts and price negotiations 
  • Intensive collaboration with the Advanced Procurement Teams in cross-functional projects regarding value analyses, target costing, total cost of ownership, product life cycle analyses, standardization projects, etc.
  • Leveraging market and technology knowledge in the development or modification of products with the aim of cost reduction
  • Identification of cost structure and drivers within the specific Material Group
  • Providing foundations for strategic decisions (Make-or-Buy, Substitution, Standardization, Modular Approaches, etc.) from a cost perspective
  • Continuous analysis and preparation of Material Group-specific developments in procurement markets, along with ongoing information exchange with relevant departments
  • Responsible for the initial maintenance/updating of basic logistical, commercial & technical data in the SAP system (delivery/price agreements, Incoterms, terms of payment etc.)
  • Continuous monitoring and evaluation of supplier performance and derivation of improvement measures in coordination with Supplier Quality Management (SQM) 
  • Ensuring capacities and delivery deadlines, escalating when targets are at risk

What you need to succeed

  • Successful completion of an economic/engineering education as part of a university degree or comparable educational level
  • At least 3 years of professional experience, mostly in the areas of purchasing, logistics or materials management
  • Technical background of the technology-driven industry desirable
  • Planning and organizational skills, result orientation, high decision-making competence and very good communications skills
  • Good Knowhow in MS-Office and SAP 
  • Willingness to travel (40%)
  • Fluent German and English skills, spoken and written


Our promise to you

Our culture is deeply rooted in our passion to make robotics and automatic solutions accessible and easy to use. The result? We make peoples´ lives easier and safer, across the world. Diversity is the beating heart of our company - and we appreciate every single one of our bright and bold brainiacs. We encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work, fostering an environment where inspiration, expertise, and personal growth can flourish. Our collective goal? To achieve greatness and ignite innovative, positive change - not only within the automation industry but also beyond its boundaries. And in return, we prioritize creating a supportive, empowering, and caring environment for all.


Perks and benefits

As part of our commitment to the well-being of our employees, we offer a range of comprehensive perks and benefits. From competitive salary packages to flexible work schedules, and professional development opportunities, we aim to provide a holistic approach to employee satisfaction. We believe in recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of our workforce, and our perks reflect this commitment. Our goal is to create a workplace where employees feel valued, motivated, and inspired to contribute their best. Join us and enjoy the rewards of being part of a company that prioritizes the well-being and growth of its team.


DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) statement 

Our core belief is in treating each other with kindness, an open mind, and mutual respect, creating an environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

KUKA is a company committed to equal opportunities. We manage every application with meticulous care and consideration - with a decision-making process that pays no heed to your origin, educational background, age, gender, sexual orientation, or your religious or political beliefs. If you join KUKA, you will have ample opportunities to share what motivates you and what defines your individuality.


Join the journey!

If you think a career with KUKA could be what you are looking for, we´d love to hear from you.

We´re looking forward to receiving your application!