Sourcing Project Manager



About Danfoss Editron
Danfoss Editron specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets. A business unit of Danfoss, it develops and manufactures high-performance power systems for heavy duty vehicles, machines and marine vessels, based on its unique synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) technology.

Based in Lappeenranta, Finland, Danfoss Editron has assembled an award-winning team to work on the technologies that will enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. EDITRON is the new name for the complete electric drivetrain system developed by the company. It is controlled by powerful software that optimizes each individual component of the electric or hybrid drivetrain, leading to far more intelligent management of power distribution in order to deliver maximum efficiencies for the end user.

Danfoss Editron is in the search of experienced Sourcing Project Manager to our office in Lappeenranta, Finland. Also, Nordborg (DK) can be considered as a location option. In this position you will be running the procurement-related projects, such as finding new suppliers for needed components and products, comparing suppliers and participating to supplier process assessments to make impact for quality parts. You will be the liaison between R&D, production and suppliers to ensure production-friendly and cost-efficiency design. Important part is also to be the link between centralized Danfoss Category Management and Division to ensure that we follow Category Strategies in New Product Development (NPD) sourcing and product cost down projects. In this position, you will be providing feedback to R&D on future portfolio possibilities based on market trends. Furthermore, you will also act as initiator of idea generation workshops with customers, suppliers and/or internally to optimize the design and sourcing even further.

If you take the challenge as our new Sourcing Project Manager, your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Performing first communication with suppliers and coordinating the communication with Operational Procurement
  • New Product Development (NPD) Sourcing
  • Evaluating supplier as well as its product to give input, or to perform price negotiations
  • Supporting supplier approval process
  • Facilitating communication between R&D and suppliers for more optimal design
  • Supporting SQM in PPAP process
  • Handling of RFx and Management of NDA and LOI
  • Continuous SRM and first point of escalation in Supplier related cases
  • Supplier Cooperation and Active product cost down

A more detailed role description can be defined based on the candidate’s experience, skills and potential.

To succeed in this position, we expect you to have M.Sc or B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering / Power Electronics, Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering and 5+ years of related strategic sourcing experience. We appreciate high level understanding of motors, components and drives technology. Since we work in a global company, it is a necessity that you have professional English skills, both written and spoken.

On a more personal level, you are independent and strong decision maker. You have the positive mindset and proactive outlook to all tasks. You are motivated to work to challenging targets and strategic objectives. The most important thing, however, is that you possess a collaborative team- and customer-oriented mindset.

Please apply at your earliest convenience. We do not have an application deadline but accept applications as long as the job is posted. The position will be closed down once we have found the right candidate. Please note that we will handle applications on a continuous basis, so do not hesitate to apply as soon as possible.

For further information about the recruitment process, please contact Annukka Potka, Recruiter, tel. +358 40 8371 585.

We are Engineering Tomorrow
The world faces growing populations, booming urbanization and rapid climate change. At Danfoss, we engineer ready-to-use solutions to these challenges. We build energy-efficient solutions that reduce food loss and make cities cleaner – using digital technology to make systems smarter and more connected – and we engineer innovative new ways to save energy and transition to clean energy for the good of our climate.

Join Danfoss
Danfoss gives you unique opportunities to put your skills to good use, make an impact and shape an exciting career. We encourage employees to take charge, do extraordinary things and run the business like it was their own. Danfoss is a leading technology company where you get to work with – and learn from – expert colleagues with a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds. Join Danfoss to be part of a world-class team of over 27,000 people in 56 countries that engineer tomorrow and build a better future.

Please watch how Danfoss is engineering tomorrow

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

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