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Cummins Inc. VPI Purchasing Lead (Hybrid) in Herten, Germany

VPI Purchasing Lead (Hybrid)


In your role as Purchasing Project Lead (VPI) – Fuel Cell (m/f/x), you will be responsible for managing our fuel cell projects at our plant in Herten. You will work closely with our HQ in Canada.

The position also includes, among other things, maintaining close working relationships with a variety of stakeholders both within the technical function and throughout the company.

This role will report to a VPI manager who is remote, so the ability to communicate proactively and effectively across regions is essential.

  • Leads multiple projects from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions withinternal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals

  • designs project plan, develops timeline,

  • identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline.

  • Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues.

  • Monitors and communicates project status to project team.

  • Plans and monitors project budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines.

  • Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; works with others on the team and outside the team to identify alternatives or solutions.

  • Documents and shares team learnings with other teams; draws on other project team experiencesto enhance the success of the project.

  • Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with

  • Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects and assignments.

  • Identifies and assigns appropriate resources to accomplish various project tasks; guides andcoaches team members through various stages of the project; provides developmental feedback to team members.


Permanent employment relationship

8% variable bonus

Food subsidy in the form of vouchers

Working in an international team

30 days holiday


Your profile:

  • Bachelor's degree or commercial vocational training with additional training in the field of purchasing

  • Several years of experience as a buyer in the industrial environment or for production plants, preferably in the field of fuel cell purchasing / supply chain or a comparable qualification

  • Safe handling of ERP systems and MS Office

  • Negotiation skills

  • Independent way of working

  • Hands-on Mentality

  • Fluent German and English skills in spoken and written


Primary Location Germany-North Rhine Westphalia-Recklinghausen-Germany, Herten, Hydrogenics GmbH

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 6, 2023, 2:21:08 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization New Power Business

Req ID: 2300020H