Operational Purchasing Project Leader (m/f/d) 

LOCATION: Munich / Germany | COMPANY: Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH | REQUISITION ID: 3833 | Full-time Regular 




  • Core team member in new development projects
  • Responsible of samples procurement during the different development phases
  • Initiate and drive the supplier selection process for the serial production
  • Ensure supplier readiness and a smooth SOP by consistent project management (APQP)
  • Ensure overall business case target achievement (material direct costs, tooling costs), monitor projects KPI and report to project management
  • Ensure the achievement of the product group Transmission KPIs (yearly savings, tooling costs, dual sourcing…)
  • Support cost savings activities: benchmark analysis, product-clinics and Value Analysis / Value Engineering workshops with suppliers
  • Coordinate with category (commodity) purchasing the identification and development of sourcing opportunities in line with product strategy and requirements
  • Lead resourcing projects (supplier change)
  • Facilitate idea & best practice sharing within the product group across regions, for example VAVE project, resourcing, change management


  • University degree with engineering, business administration or equivalent background
  • First experience in Purchasing or Project Management
  • Technical background and Automotive experience are advantageous
  • Fluent knowledge of English required, advanced German is advantageous
  • Flexible for short business trips to suppliers & production sites
  • Self-confident, pro-active and team player
  • Good communication skills and cultural sensitivity to support cooperation between different departments and regions


Come and join our team!

Let’s shape the future of mobility together!

Who are we? Some 30,500 team players around the world, hard at work in over 100 locations across more than 30 countries. As a force for progress on road and rail, we prioritize technical excellence, sustainable business practices and social responsibility. At the last count, our global revenues totaled EUR 6.7 billion. Join us, and you can expect exciting, varied work in an international environment with attractive working conditions – including flexible working hours, sabbaticals and remote work. In addition, you can work up to twenty days a year from abroad in the EU. A broad selection of continuing education programs offers you plenty of opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. And you can look forward to many other benefits, such as sports and healthcare programs, corporate volunteering, JobRad bicycle leasing, subsidized public transit options, and a state-of-the-art workplace with a rich choice of in-house catering options.