Procurement Manager

Magnets /
Full-time /
At Proxima Fusion, we're driven by a bold mission – to redefine the future of sustainable energy. Our unique concept, built upon the groundbreaking W7-X stellarator and the latest advances in technology, paves the way for commercially viable fusion power plants.

Our work in stellarator optimization, powered by cutting-edge computation and machine learning, is propelling us into uncharted territories of fusion technology. New higher performance design points are unlocked by high temperature superconducting magnets and we're leveraging this technology with advanced computational design capabilities.

We're on a journey to redefine the energy landscape, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

Are you a sourcing and procurement expert with a passion for technology? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy building strong relationships with vendors? If so, this opportunity could be your perfect fit! As our Procurement Manager, you will play a vital role in acquiring the machinery and resources needed to drive our business forward.

If you have:

    • 3+ years of experience in technical procurement or a related field, with a focus on single-part production;
    • Strong understanding of technical specifications and the ability to evaluate complex equipment/services;
    • Proven track record of negotiating favourable contracts and managing supplier relationships;
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, both written and verbal;
    • Proficiency in procurement software and best practices;
    • A strong engineering background;
    • [Preferred]: Fluency in German;
    • [Preferred]: Leadership and team management skills;

You will help us by:

    • Developing and implementing sourcing strategies for various technical needs;
    • Identifying and qualifying new vendors, evaluating proposals, and negotiating contracts;
    • Managing existing supplier relationships and ensuring quality, cost, delivery performance and their associated risks;
    • Overseeing the procurement process from requisition to finalization, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures;
    • Managing our procurement tool and building a healthy supply chain;
    • Supporting R&D activities with insights from the manufacturing supply chain;
    • Collaborating with internal stakeholders (engineering, finance, operations) to understand and meet their specific needs;
    • Contributing to the continuous improvement of procurement processes and efficiency.

In return, you will get:

    • Fulfilling Mission: Work on harnessing the universe's fundamental energy source that powers the stars. If you want to contribute directly to transforming the way we produce energy in the world, Proxima is the place to be.
    • Incredible Team: Join a mission-driven, team-oriented, excellence-seeking team from all over the globe. We're working on fusion to change the world and we thrive in a supportive and rewarding environment.
    • World-Leading Partners: We are supported by internationally renowned groups, industrial companies and technical advisors with experience built on groundbreaking fusion experiments.
    • Shared Success: Live the success of the company by taking part in a generous stock options program. We aim for every team member to feel a shared sense of ownership, responsibility, and pride.
    • Healthy Environment: We take care of each other, while pushing ourselves to our best - we are on a marathon, not a sprint. We offer language courses for team members and their families. Every team member receives a ticket for free public transport in Munich and on all regional trains in Germany.
Proxima Fusion is firmly committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment. We embrace the principles of equality and stand against discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.
Our organizational culture values and promotes equal opportunities for everyone, recognizing that a diverse team brings a richness of perspectives and contributes to our overall success. We encourage and welcome applications from candidates with various backgrounds, talents, and potential. Our selection process is solely based on individual merit, ensuring fair and impartial consideration for all applicants.