About the vacancy:

As a Strategic Sourcing Manager you are responsible for leading purchasing activities for a specific group of goods from the moment of assignment by the customer to the end of the production process. You have the opportunity to operate both regionally and globally, depending on coordination with the Commodity Team.

What are you going to do?

At Stoneridge, collaboration is an important factor. As a Strategic Sourcing Manager you will work closely with the Commodity Team to provide input into the global commodity strategy and ensure its successful implementation.

The following responsibilities are important:

  • Define Stoneridge's current and future global needs related to specific commodity groups;
  • Evaluate market offering, process and technology trends and source in accordance with the raw material strategy;
  • Implement sourcing decisions to obtain source material at competitive best-landed cost terms and in line with program objectives;
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to promote standardization and strategy execution;
  • Prevent material interruptions and production downtime, including negotiating compensation for supplier non-compliance;
  • Manage pricing accurately in ERP systems and resolve changes so you have total control over cost considerations;
  • Conduct contract reviews and negotiations as necessary.

You have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or University in the field of Procurement, MBA or Engineering;
  • Experience working in an international project team;
  • Experience within the automotive industry is a requirement;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with different stakeholders;
  • Proactive attitude and ability to work independently in a dynamic environment;
  • Communicative knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • Experience from strategic sourcing;
  • You have strong negotiation skills;
  • Experience from leading category’s with large spend
  • A plus if you have experience within cable harnesses
  • A plus if you have experience within miscellaneous category

Why would you respond?

If you have the right experience and skills, you are the right Strategic Sourcing Manager employee we are looking for!

  • A salary up until € 5.000 - € 7.000 gross a month, grading depends on level of experience and what you bring as a person within this team;
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • 27 vacation days and 13 ATV;
  • Employee benefits (FiscFree);
  • Laptop and mobile phone;
  • Flexible working hours and ability to work from home (hybride);
  • Travel allowance of 23ct per kilometer up to a maximum of 50 kilometer one way.


Who is Stoneridge?

Stoneridge is a high-tech organization and play internationally at the highest level. With our revolutionary innovations and high-end technology, we broaden the horizon of drivers, operators, and captains worldwide. Our cameras contribute to the safety of millions of people.

Stoneridge is seeking highly motivated individuals to be a part of our talented team that creates and delivers technology solutions to customers in the transportation industry worldwide. We offer a challenging but rewarding environment with global opportunities. We believe our diverse workforce contributes to our ability to better serve our customers by offering greater creativity, collaboration, and productivity.

You come to work in an open and informal atmosphere, the lines of communication are short, and the doors are always open. Throughout the year, various outings are organized by the Staff Association.

The Procurement team:
The Procurement team consists of Procurement Manager, Procurement Specialists, Junior Buyer and Supplier Development Engineers.

Were we able to make you enthousiastic about this role? Don’t wait any longer and apply!
We would like to invite you to send your CV with (short) motivation in English to: Attn. Haider Yasin (Procurement Manager)

Or call our general number 0342-404555 and ask for a colleague from HRM.

Applicate in 5 steps

Step ① ➟

Have you submitted an application? Thank you! We will do our best to respond to your application by phone or email as soon as possible.

Step ② ➟

A manager, HR Business Partner or Recruitment Specialist will assess your application. In this first stage of the selection process we look at your training, work experience and motivation. If the job in question is not the right fit for you, we will look at whether there might be other options for you in any of our offices.

Step ③ ➟

If you match our requirements for the role we will then arrange to talk to you. You will meet the department manager and an employee from within the department. We will ask you relevant questions about the job. And you can ask us about anything you want to know. This process will quickly tell us if we are a match. We may progress to discussing terms and conditions straight away.

Step ④ ➟

For some roles (depending on the job level) we may ask you to take an assessment with us or with an external agency.

Step ⑤ ➟

If both parties are happy to take the selection process further, you will be invited to a second interview with a manager and usually an HR Business Partner. This gives us all the opportunity to discuss our organization, the role and your strengths in more detail.