Innovation Purchasing Leader - BOM (F/M) - Bordeaux

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Long-term contract
Localisation Bordeaux, France
Posted on 05-07-2024

ACC - Automotive Cells Company

ACC’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable and affordable mobility for all, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions through producing batteries in Europe.

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The company's mission is to design eco-responsible products and services aligned with the needs of the ecological transformation.

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Join us and be a pioneer for a green transport revolution.
Automotive Cells Company (ACC) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting high-tech companies. Backed by Saft-Total, Stellantis and Mercedes-Benz, ACC is set to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.
We aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries as a cleaner alternative to current energy sources. We have created an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, and we are building gigafactories in Germany and Italy, in addition to the one already built in Hauts de France.

We need a range of skilled and agile people to bring our vision to life, especially in the areas of industrialization, mechanical design, testing/prototyping and any other function of a new-born company. If you’re looking to take your career further than you imagined, if you’re passionate about creating cleaner transport, we’d like to hear from you.

Our core Values are : Pioneering Spirit, Fast & Agile, Excellence, Greener & Cleaner !

We are also very proud of our 2022 CSR Report :

Accelerating sustainable mobility for all.

Overall job definition :

  • In charge of the Purchasing Activities Coordination for ACC innovation departments (Materials/Components).
  • Leading advanced sourcing activities (sampling), coordinating activities between innovation departments and Commodity Buyers in line with ACC technical-innovation roadmap and QCT
  • Establishing with/for commodity buyers the 1st business relationship with start up and innovative companies Monitore and report Innovation Purchasing roadmap & KPI

Main missions :

  • Exploration : Sets up a strong purchasing and technical watch (new suppliers, new technologies, market trends follow-up)
  • Support to prototyping activity on innovation projects (one shot prototypes / prototyping with expert suppliers)
  • Represents Purchasing in innovation project teams
  • Lead the Innovation / Purchasing team weekly committee
  • Coordinates innovation related activities in Purchasing Team
  • Develops strong relationship with suppliers of battery cells technologies (Start up, Labs scale up, chemical, mechanical,process, …) and facilitates exchanges with R&D Teams
    • Detects the relevant innovation concepts and ideas for ACC, shares them with R&D Teams and Global Purchasing.
    • Cross-link ACC roadmap with Suppliers network roadmaps
  • Sets up Cost effective guidelines for future industrial products : provides cost breakdown analyzis / Supports RFI preparation with commodity buyers

1. Strong technical background (chemistry materials and/or Processes as first priority)

2. Experience in industrial purchasing

3. Experience in international business

4. Capability of working in cross-functional teams

5. Synthesis mindset


Knowledge :

  • Strong technical background (chemistry materials and/or Processes as first priority)
  • Purchasing Key Process (Panel Management, Sourcing, Contract)
  • Experience in international business
  • Capability of working in cross-functional teams

Experience :

At least 5years in Purchasing with significant Project experience

Domain: EV Automotive, Battery Business or Material/Chemistry industries

Qualifications :

  • Master Degree in Engineering and/or Business Field (Purchasing specialization)
  • Languages : English mandatory / French, German, Italian, Chinese as a plus

Key behaviours :

  • Leadership & Strong Cross Functionnal Behavior
  • Strong Communication Skills (internally & externally)
  • Synthetic mindset, Organized,
  • Pro active on reporting and information sharing with Project and Purchasing teams

Some extra skills which make the difference :

EV Battery Supplier Base including start up

Why join us?
Our Advantages and Perks: new premises, parking spaces reserved for carpoolers, possibility of recharging your electric car on reserved spaces in our parking lot.

Other perks and advantages include : Company restaurant, meal and also vegetables/fruits baskets delivery service. Janitorial services, telecommuting, complementary retirement plan (subject to a salary threshold), additionnal & seniority leaves, well-being workshops, osteopathy sessions.

You will also benefit from access to our Sports & Culture association, conferences, and also sports, holidays and culture subsidy.

Our process usually involves 3 interviews: 2 technical and one HR.