Purchasing Program Manager, Body

October 09, 2023
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About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world's most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www. FiskerInc.com – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker's social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Job Location

  • Graz, Austria (Hybrid Work – In Office and Remote) is preferred.
  • Role Overview

    This role requires exceptional communication, negotiation, and organizational skills. A successful candidate needs to thrive in a pressurized environment using data and facts to help identify risks, manage resources, and solve problems quickly and effectively. A dedicated team ethic with the ability to interact at all levels and across business boundaries is required to be successful in this position.


  • Lead the Purchasing operations management for Fisker programs based in Europe.

  • Represent Purchasing in cross-functional meetings to ensure production goals are met.

  • Escalation point of contact for all commodity suppliers in Body.

  • Identify, mitigate, and resolve production risks.

  • Identify and lead cost reduction activities across Program, Engineering, SQA, and Manufacturing.

  • Actively manage supplier relationships and performance through key performance metrics.

  • Optimize the product's financial performance in collaboration with the Finance team.

  • Work closely with Program Management to track production progress and execute product and vehicle build events.

  • Support Supplier Quality plant audits and technical reviews.

  • Ability to make strategic sourcing recommendations and take appropriate action.

  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Deep knowledge of sourcing, procurement principles, procurement systems, program management, and large company best practices.

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Ensure that internal operations and supplier activities are conducted in an ethical, responsible manner using ISO2600/20400 as a basis.

  • Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • 5+ years of automotive or program management experience.

  • 5+ years relevant experience with body commodity automotive components.

  • 3+ years' experience leading a team of automotive professionals.

  • 3+ years managing commercial business relationships with large suppliers in an automotive, electronics or high-volume manufacturing business.

  • Independent, initiative-taker.

  • ·Fluent spoken and written English.

  • Travel as needed.

  • Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

  • Drive for Results : Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty.

  • Business Acumen : Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.

  • Customer Centricity : Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way.

  • Decision Making : Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

  • Analytical Thinking : Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from various sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.

  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.

  • Displays Global Perspective : Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.

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