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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!

Senior Commodity Buyer Metal (m/w/x)

Job Req ID:  49293

Vilsbiburg, DE, 84137

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  Unlimited

As the Senior Commodity Buyer for Metal you will be in charge of creating competitive advantage for DRÄXLMAIER as we shape the future of mobility.


The role is embedded into the Purchasing organization that covers DRÄXLMAIER’s e-Mobility activities. This team also drives Metal commodity management across the global DRÄXLMAIER portfolio. As the Senior Commodity Buyer Metal you will be responsible to develop and implement world-class commodity strategies for complex busbars and hybrid components and continuously challenge and develop the portfolio and supplier panel to unlock competitive advantages. The Senior Commodity Buyer Metal reports to the Head of Purchasing Metal.


The role will require relevant industry and component know-how from a similar position and an understanding of the best-in-class sourcing strategies specific to complex busbars and hybrid components in steel, copper, aluminium and plastic. In close alignment with relevant business stakeholders you will establish a competitive component portfolio across its lifecycle.


We are looking for candidates that have a track-record of delivering best-in-class performance and are eager to develop further in an international, agile environment. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Shape the future of mobility driving best in class competitiveness of our Battery, Components, Interior and Distribution systems
  • Lead improvement initiatives in the acquisition and project development stages by defining the best commercial and most technically advanced supplier solutions
  • Manage the component portfolio and strategic purchasing activities related to metal components across their lifecycle
  • Identify cost reduction measures within the portfolio and implement together with a cross-functional team
  • Manage the commodity strategy for the portfolio and ensure appropriate measures are identified and implemented to drive the performance to top quartile levels applying specific commodity levers
  • Perform innovation scouting for new technological solutions and innovative new players to continuously challenge the status quo
  • Lead contract negotiations and annual negotiations across the supplier panel and ensure compliance with all strategic objectives



  • Academic degree in Business or Engineering or a comparable qualification
  • Min. 7 years of experience purchasing in a high pressure environment, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Deep understanding of the metal components industry and technologies and associated best practices
  • Track record of driving cost improvement opportunities
  • Very goode negotiation skills and strategic mindset
  • You are passionate about your work and have a can-do attitude
  • High affinity for numbers and highly analytical
  • Fluent English and German mandatory
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Office tools


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Ihr Ansprechpartner   

Jens Nador 

Interim Recruiting Spezialist (Hays AG)


Im Auftrag von / by order of:


LISA Dräxlmaier GmbH

Landshuter Strasse 100

T: ​+49 8741 476120​