We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that
take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life,
by getting air taxis and drones off the gorund in a way that complements
current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to
offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their
destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted
flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous
public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (www. volocopter.com).
Your crew during this flight:
Your future crew consists of more than 20 people who aim to rewrite aviation
for real. We work in a highly dynamic business and adapt quickly to the
evolving environmental demands while finding solutions for challenges that
have never been solved before. It is our motivation to strive for excellence
to bring urban air mobility to life.
Your mission during this flight:
As Head of Procurement you will be leading the growing procurement department
at Volocopter with focus on strategic, direct as well as indirect procurement.
In this role, you will work on main strategic questions and actively shape all
procurement processes and standards for the operational procurement activities
in Volocopter. You will be reporting directly to the Chief Supply Chain
Officer, and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and various cross-
functional teams to achieve our mission and help bring urban air mobility to
You will lead, mentor, and develop the procurement team to establish
You will work closely together with the Chief Supply Chain Officer to
progress the business forward within this and the next stage of growth.
You will source new products from suppliers and lead negotiations, whilst
developing and maintaining relationships with existing suppliers.
You will carry out periodic cost reviews and deliver continuous cost
improvements in accordance with the set targets.
You will implement processes, methods, and tools for the new UAM product
market, combining aerospace technology with automotive methodologies and
approaches to topics such as industrialization.
You will develop a dedicated procurement strategy for all goods and
services to be procured by the Volocopter team.
You will establish a tailored procurement watchtower to monitor supplier
performance and financial health.
You will initiate and lead group strategic make- or buy initiatives.
You will implement management KPIs in line with requirements and promotion
of cross-functional cooperation with interfaces within the Group.
Check in your professional skills:
You have min. of 10 years professional experience in procurement in a
global environment, preferably in the Aviation industry.
Your way of working is characterized by a high strategic orientation, a
high degree of initiative, drive and getting things done.
You bring with you strong negotiation and communication skills as well as
excellent project management skills.
You have a high level of assertiveness as well as a willingness to take
responsibility and a high level of self-motivation to achieve your goals.
Proven success in leading and motivating high-performing teams as well as
in cross-functional work.
Experience in maintaining, developing, and implementing procurement
processes and strategies as well as contract management.
Solid quality management experience, ideally in EN 9100 or Part 21G/J.
Excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders in
German and English, both written and verbal.
Some of our Volocopter flight perks:
A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and
The chance to help shape the future of aviation
The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on
An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient
communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
An attractive salary package
Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value
equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees
the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we
believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully
committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an
inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully,
regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.