Commodity Manager Composites

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. Every day we are pushing the very boundaries of technology and customer experience to deliver something that has never been done before.

What we do here is hard, but then very few things worth achieving are easy. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with our world-class team of more than 300 leaders, experts and engineers who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

We’re also passionate about diversity: we want you to come as you are, no matter your background. As long as you share our desire to push the limits of what’s possible, you’ll fit right in.

The Role:

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced Commodity Lead Buyer Aircraft Composite (including Structure, Materials and related items involved in the production and painting process) working closely with senior leadership in program, logistics, design & manufacturing engineering as well as major suppliers to ensure program objectives are met and stay on schedule. Reporting to the Head of Aircraft Commodity Procurement, you are responsible for the entire operational and strategic procurement activities for the Lilium aircraft production. You will work with the Quality teams to ensure that Lilium’s supply chain will comply to all necessary quality standards of EASA 21G and EN9100.

Lilium welcomes people from all over the world. We are a multinational company and happy to support our new top talents with relocation. We have helped our new hires to meet their Visa criteria and successfully settle in Munich.

Your Day to Day:

 Lead the Multi-functional team which will shape and lead the supply chain for the entire composite aircraft commodity
o Create and evolve the Procurement Strategy & Policies aligned to the overarching company strategy
o Sourcing Process - Market Assessment & Identify Potential Suppliers/Supplier Selection & Contracting
o Orchestrating a global network of aircraft suppliers to initiate best practice exchange and a continuous flow of innovations outside-in
o Secure the plant delivery to safety, time, cost and quality targets
 Lead big scale supplier sourcing deployment projects with end to end responsibility from start of analysis to ramp up at stable performance
o Designing, introducing & managing the logistic landscape of the entire supply chain up to the factory gates of each domestic factory of Lilium
 Supplier Monitoring
o Performance control with high-responsive supply chain/supplier development, including cost improvement programmes
o Ensure that we buy only from Approved Suppliers, and only qualified items
o Non-Conformance process at supplier sites
 Order & Inventory Management, including managing logistic warehouses/stores - complete parts responsibility until production stores
 Close co-operation with the Supply Quality Engineering/Manufacturing and Engineering teams during development projects
 High response & real-time work behaviour

Your Profile:

 Minimum qualifications/Education: mechanical engineering and/or business administration degree – excellent grade and industrial internships
 Procurement commodity position in a corporate with minimum experience in aerospace or automotive of three years, including “End to End” responsibility of implementing the purchase strategy with a minimum of two strategic supply chain projects
 Operations Purchase leadership position for a high-volume, modern supply chain for a minimum of three years
 Eager to learn and adopt his style to a start-up environment; puts the team first; robust and passionate to follow given objectives; uses failure as learning experience; excellent communicator; ability to facilitate workshops.
 Demonstrate cross-functional leadership within the company as well as with all the required roles of the supplier
 Excellent analysis and evaluation skills with a drive to challenge the status quo
 A strategic thinker with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus
 Must be a proactive, open, and direct communicator who engages comfortably and credibly with all levels of the organisation
 High personal influencing and negotiation skills. Strong leadership maturity and ability to lead through others.

Life at Lilium:

Our HQ is designed to make working at Lilium as comfortable as possible. We’ve got the basics covered with ample parking and free transport links to local stations, but it’s also a fun place to work, with shared working spaces, rooms with sofas and hammocks, and a rooftop terrace where you can watch planes taking off all day long. Finally, we’re big believers in the idea that your health is central to your happiness, so we’ve invested in providing an extensive gym, free yoga sessions, bikes you can borrow to cycle round our campus, a relaxation room and three free meals a day.


In order to build a world-class team, we welcome people from all over the world. From free language tuition to relocation assistance and visa sponsorship, we’ll support you on every step of your journey.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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