Supply Chain - Senior Negotiation Expert (m/f/d)



E.ON SE | Permanent | Full time  

E.ON is one of Europe's largest operators of energy networks and infrastructure and a provider of innovative energy solutions for more than 50 million customers. Around 72,000 employees are constantly working to digitise the energy world, achieve net zero and connect everyone to good energy. To achieve this, we are focusing our actions on sustainability, digitalisation and growth. We strongly believe that differences make us stronger and welcome all people into our inclusive and diverse culture.


We are looking for a Supply Chain - Senior Negotiation Expert (m/f/d) to join our E.ON SE team as soon as possible. If you are interested, please apply online.


You as an expert will play a vital role to define negotiations strategies and execute best in class negotiations together with the category teams in order to secure the supply of key components and services and to deliver E.ON’s growth in the energy transition.



  • You will define and challenge strategies and contractual designs for complex, strategic negotiations in close collaboration with the respective international category teams and technical expert groups
  • You develop the best negotiation strategies and contract design for different cases and define the most suitable collaboration model with suppliers, considering e.g., demand/supply balance, risk, mutual commitments, technological changes and innovation
  • You act as coach and/or active participant in negotiations and set-up negotiations in a fact-based manner to achieve favorable terms with our suppliers and to identify cost-saving opportunities
  • You will be an expert for implementing fit for purpose and innovative negotiation methods, such as game and auction theory
  • You are responsible to further develop the negotiation excellence in our organization and to consult/train our international category teams



Your profile

  • You have an excellent master’s / diploma degree
  • You have at least 10 years of professional experience in preparing and conducting complex and high-volume negotiations in procurement, partnering or M&A
  • You have achieved demonstrable successes in the planning, strategy, tactics and implementation of negotiations with international partnes considering aspects such as cost, innovation, efficiency, risk and delivery reliability
  • You have deep expertise in setting up different contract designs with suppliers/partners, e.g. collaboration, partnering, long-term commitments and for different procurement categories, e.g., products, services, projects
  • Personally, you are characterized as outstanding strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal skills and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • You combine a result-oriented approach coupled with moderation and persuasion skills and enjoy working in an fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • You are a strong communicator and team-player, experienced in interacting with senior stakeholders
  • You are fluent in English and German



Do you have questions?

For further information please contact Madeleine Küpper, 

Are you already convinced that this is the next step in your career? If yes, we would be happy if you would register and apply online as Supply Chain - Senior Negotiation Expert (m/f/d) (ID 219689).

Please note that applications via email will not be considered. Please only use our online application system.

What you need to know:

Contract type: Permanent
Working time: Full time 
Company: E.ON SE
Function area: Procurement/Supply Chain
Location: Essen 

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