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Key Account Manager - Supply RBM


Auburn Hills_ USA, US

Business Unit:  Rechargeable Battery Materials

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Rechargeable Battery Materials (RBM)

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

  • Responsible for the development of the optimum Raw Material setup with OEM's and battery makers.
  • Working along side the Sales Team, be able to build strong relationships and partnerships with major OEMs and cell makers at all levels of the organization, focusing on the Raw Materials sourcing.
  • Develop a strategy of growth for the OEM and Battery Maker knowledge of the Raw Material and refining markets.
  • Organize deep dive reviews together with the sourcing business heads.
  • Leverage Umicore's upstream (Raw Material and Refining / Leaching) expertise to gain further market share for RBM. Influence the customer base with clear sustainability topics: CO2 emission, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), sustainable & ethical metal procurement etc.
  • Develop pricing structures for sourcing & refining partnerships with OEM's and battery makers. Influence the customer towards the Raw Material pricing which reduces the Umicore risks to the absolute minimum (hedging, capital employed, volume flexibility, back to back pricing, etc.).
  • Develop the SLA's related to the Raw Material sourcing and transformation, depending on the OEM's / Battery maker partnership setup

Who we are looking for

Education and Technical Background

  • University Master degree in Engineering/Science/Economics/Business Administration
  • Good demonstrated technical understanding of metal-based materials
  • Experience in battery technology and cathode materials is an advantage
  • Work experience for minimum 10-15 years, preferably in a B2B commercial environment in automotive, metals or materials


Behavioral Competencies

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Fast learner with strong analytical skills
  • Detailed oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Strategic mind-set, capable of giving helicopter-view

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Additional information

Umicore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.  If you need assistance in applying for this position please contact Valencia-Marie at

We thank all candidates for their applications however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If our battery materials can power electric vehicles IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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