Destinus is looking for a new Project Purchasing Manager.

At Destinus, they're pioneering the future of autonomous flight systems, blending cutting-edge innovations in airframes, turbojet engines, flight software, and AI to redefine aerospace as we know it. Their mission spans from subsonic to hypersonic speeds, with applications across civilian and defence sectors. As they expand across Europe, their quest for excellence continues.

This position requires strong operational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively coordinate the internal stakeholders with the external suppliers. The Project Purchasing Manager (Buyer) focuses on regular purchases being supported by other Procurement team members in crucial purchases, key suppliers and methods of operational work. Additionally, he will collaborate closely with engineering and manufacturing teams to understand project requirements, technical specifications, production schedules, and inventory management needs throughout the manufacturing process.

Embark on a journey with their dynamic team and contribute to their ambitious vision. They aspire to become a prominent force in the industry and seek individuals who are equally driven. At their company, they prioritise your career growth, and they provide incentives to recognise and celebrate their collective achievements. Are you ready to take the next step with them?


Tasks

Manage the procurement process for specific projects, from identifying required materials to final delivery, ensuring adherence to project timelines and budget constraints.

  • Utilise ERP system to create and manage the supplier data, the purchase orders, track order status, and monitor supplier performance.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials and services, and manage any issues related to delays, quality defects, or discrepancies.
  • Oversee the invoicing process, verify accuracy, and ensure timely payment to suppliers following agreed-upon terms.
  • Manage claims and defects by working closely with suppliers to resolve issues promptly and minimise impact on project timelines.
  • Coordinate transportation logistics, including arranging for shipping and managing customs clearance procedures as needed.
  • Provide regular reports and updates on project procurement status, highlighting any risks or opportunities for improvement.
  • Work closely with the engineering and manufacturing teams to understand project requirements, technical specifications, production schedules, and inventory management needs throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Engage in cross-functional meetings to coordinate procurement activities, address supply chain challenges, and identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Ensure timely availability of materials by proactively communicating with engineering and manufacturing teams to anticipate material needs and optimize inventory management practices.
  • Organise and manage warehouse operations, including receiving, storage, inventory management, and order fulfilment.
  • Conduct regular inventory counts and reconcile discrepancies to maintain accurate inventory records.
  • Work closely with manufacturing and R&D teams to provide and support production processes seamlessly, ensuring alignment of procurement activities with production requirements and schedules.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering or similar.
  • Proven experience in procurement or purchasing management roles, preferably in a manufacturing or R&D environment.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems for order management and reporting.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Analytical mindset with a keen attention to detail and the ability to identify and address procurement-related issues proactively.
  • Knowledge of international trade regulations, customs clearance procedures, and Incoterms preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with LEAN production principles and their application in optimising inventory management and production processes.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and experience implementing process enhancements to drive efficiency and reduce waste in procurement, supply chain, and inventory management operations.

If you wish to apply for this job, please upload your CV and a short motivation letter in English. If you have any questions about the job, don’t hesitate to contact THEM.


Destinus is an equal-opportunity employer: They value diversity in their companies and their teams. They do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.