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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Head of Purchasing Metal (m/f/x)

Job Req ID:  41798

Vilsbiburg, DE, 84137

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  unlimited

In this high-profile role, you will be in charge of creating competitive advantage for Dräxlmaier as the Head of Purchasing Metal.


The commodity covers all business segments globally and is significantly exposed to Dräxlmaier’s expansion into the future of mobility. It covers the full range from screws to highly complex castings and bus bars. The position reports into the Vice President Purchasing Battery & Components.


The role will require deep industry know-how from a global network and an understanding of best-in-class commercial strategies specific to the commodity. You will establish and execute a robust and ambitious commodity strategy in close alignment with key business stakeholders in the functions and in the segments.


We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate delivering best-in-class performance and have a track record of successfully developing and maintaining high-performing teams. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of the commodity buying team
  • Develop and execute robust global commodity strategies that enable best-in-class commodity performance
  • Develop and implement short-, medium and long-term category planning to execute the strategies across all business segments
  • Establish and maintain a strategic supplier panel and continuously optimize performance and capabilities
  • Advance the strategic supplier relationship management and ensure cross-functional stakeholder management



  • Graduated top of your class with a Masters degree in business administration or similar
  • 5+ years of experience in a high performance environment such as strategy consulting ideally with experience in the automotive area
  • Reliable industry exposure and network
  • Strong negotiation skills and finisher attitude
  • Reliable character with an intrinsic predisposition to carry out set goals and agreements
  • Confident, productive leader with clear and empathetic opinions
  • You are passionate about your work and have a can-do attitude
  • High affinity for numbers and highly analytical
  • Communicative character who knows how to eloquently excite others for his ideas
  • Fluent in German and English



  • We promote a warm and open-minded environment, strongly connected to the family spirit in which the company was founded;
  • Friendly environment
  • Training programs and certificates
  • Traveling to other locations of the Group and developing projects within an international environment.

Applications by suitable handicapped persons and equivalents are explicitly welcome.

We look forward to your online application!




Jens Nador 
Lisa Dräxlmaier GmbH
Landshuter Str. 100
84137 Vilsbiburg

T: ​+49 8741 476120