Supplier Development Manager (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 6,900 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

The Corporate Procurement division is responsible for sourcing all indirect materials, goods, and services. We serve as the interface between our company’s production sites and the procurement markets. We work to secure optimal procurement conditions and procurement support for CapEx projects – and to ensure that our sites are well supplied.

For our team at the Hamburg site, we are looking for a


Supplier Development Manager (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • In this position, you align supplier evaluation criteria, manage risks along the contract runtime and onboard new suppliers together with the responsible category manager and the related departments.
  • You run supplier qualification processes incl. initial assessments in cooperation with the responsible category manager.
  • Furthermore, you monitor the supplier performance for defined procurement categories and you cross-functionally align corrective measures, if required – in cooperation with the responsible category manager.
  • In addition, you incorporate performance evaluation inputs from cross-functional teams and projects.
  • You plan and conduct initial and interim audits with engineering and category managers.
  • While tracking the action plans you will be responsible for escalating with the supplier leadership, if necessary.
  • Additionally, you assess risks for new suppliers, define mitigation activities and iterate regularly in a cross-functional workshop setting.
  • You actively flag the supply base risks towards relevant stakeholders and rate suppliers based on overall input criteria with the responsible category manager.
  • Moreover, you conduct regular evaluation discussions with the supplier leadership in cooperation with the responsible category manager.

Your Profile

  • You have successfully completed a master’s or bachelor's degree – preferably in the field of economics, engineering or equivalent.
  • In addition, you have at least five years of professional experience in supplier management and procurement or quality.
  • Good SAP R/3 and/or S/4HANA, Ariba and MS 365 skills are needed.
  • You have the ability to understand company and procurement strategies and to derive actions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with a high level of stakeholder management should be given.
  • You have strong teamworking skills and an interest in new tasks and challenges followed by a strong initiative attitude.
  • Additionally, you have the willingness and ability to self-reflect.
  • Fluency in English and German round off your profile.

We Offer

  • Contribute your skills, experience and creativity to an exciting industrial company!
  • We provide a great deal of leeway to shape your work and a high degree of individual responsibility.
  • Additionally, we communicate with our colleagues on an equal footing and develop innovative solutions together in an international environment.
  • Benefit from flexible working hours, attractive compensation and company mobility solutions (e.g. JobRad, HVV-ProfiTicket) as well as comprehensive social benefits including a company pension scheme!


Then we look forward to receiving your informative application documents with your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date via online application only.

Aurubis AG
Hovestraße 50
20539 Hamburg

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Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.