Team Lead Category Collector Container (80-100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to manage our Collector Container (Climeworks’ proprietary direct air capture machine) suppliers effectively, ensuring stability for future large-scale projects while expanding our portfolio with top-notch suppliers.
  • You lead and shape an expanding team of Category Managers towards Excellence. 
  • You own the supply chain for timely, quality and cost-effective procurement of the Collector container and its sub-assemblies which includes steel structures and related commodities.
  • You optimize the existing supply chain to ensure the best quality and costs. 
  • You set up an international supplier network, mainly in the U.S. and Europe, to enable global delivery for both low volume fast turnaround prototyping and high-volume manufacturing serial production. Experience in capital equipment procurement is a plus.
  • You are responsible for the onboarding of best-in-class suppliers to bring existing technology further and ensure scale-up.
  • You determine the best procurement strategy (make v buy) for assembly and sub-assemblies and collaborate with Product & Manufacturing Engineers.

Your story

  • You hold a university degree in a technical field or equivalent – Engineering, Business or Supply Chain.
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in Strategic Procurement in final assembly, steel construction, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, or comparable industry, and you have long-term experience in managing strategic categories, such as steel constructions and assembly services (integrators).
  • You possess deep technical knowledge and understanding of processes, and you are experienced in working at an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) with assembly and test operations.
  • You have excellent contracting and negotiation skills in complex agreements and knowledge of the interrelationships between the individual disciplines in plant construction.
  • You can easily lead suppliers and internal stakeholders tightly according to Climeworks goals, and you can assert yourself if necessary.
  • You have great analytic and methodical skills and can coordinate interdisciplinary tasks while being focused and knowing how to re-arrange priorities in a very dynamic environment.
  • You love to work in a team and thrive in an international team setting.
  • You are business fluent in English and have profound communication skills.
  • Travel is expected and a minimum of 3 days a week on-site.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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