Global Supply Manager, Metal Raw Materials (m/w/d) - Gigafactory Berlin

Global Supply Manager, Metal Raw Materials (m/w/d) - Gigafactory Berlin

Job Category
Supply Chain
Grünheide (Gigafactory Berlin), Brandenburg
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Tesla is accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy. Revolutionary strategies and products were developed within a few years and successfully launched on a large scale. This is only possible through extraordinary speed, innovation and efficiency. 

Gigafactory Berlin forms the perfect basis for rolling out Tesla's incredible success story in Europe. The most important pillar for this are our employees. Their passion, motivation and engagement ensure that we achieve our goals. We are looking for you to continue and expand this success story together. 

The Role 

Tesla’s Global Supply Managers support the development, implementation and management of strategies to provide Tesla with optimal supply assurance, pricing, flexibility, quality and delivery performance. The Global Supply Manager builds and leverages strong working relationships with our engineering teams and key suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met. They work toward good supplier relationships and total costs of ownership to achieve maximum advantage for Tesla and our customers. Tesla is a fast moving, dynamic environment where flexibility and adaptability are key attributes needed for success. A successful candidate will be a self-starter, motivated and quick learner. 

  • Owner of RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's - ensuring all commercial terms are agreed and documented. 
  • Ensures NDA, SOW's and Master Purchase Agreement are positioned appropriately before business is initiated. 
  • Address all areas of category management including category business plans, global market and pricing analysis and procurement support. 
  • Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges & opportunities. 
  • Analyze current spend and evaluate current suppliers. Consolidate spend across supply base to create leverage, analyze purchasing trends and develop sourcing alternatives. Identify new high potential suppliers on global basis. 
  • Manage respective supplier relationships and performance, including but not limited to dispute resolution. 
  • Develop key performance measures for chosen suppliers and negotiate on multiple variables to award longer-term strategic contracts that result in significant cost reduction and improved service levels. 
  • Monitor current category market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand challenges and opportunities. 
  • Develop spend strategies, identify potential suppliers, analyze supplier capabilities, select suppliers and determine prices, terms, and conditions of agreements. 
  • Lead the vendor selection process with engineering teams. 
  • Identify supplier consolidation opportunities that will generate savings from executing strategic sourcing projects. 
  • Evaluate supplier business proposals and present recommendations that will result in cost savings, avoidance or containment. 
  • Develop sourcing and negotiation strategies that deliver against business objectives and achieves sustainable relationships with suppliers. 
  • Create competitive environments with suppliers to support a negotiation strategy. 
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering or Chemistry and/or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability. 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, particularly Microsoft
  • Fluent in English and German


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About Tesla

Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.

Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

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