HOTSTART GmbH Beschaffungs- und Planungsposition

HOTSTART GmbH has an opening for a Procurement & Planning Assistant for our facility in Siegburg, Germany, near Cologne. HOTSTART GmbH is the German subsidiary of HOTSTART, Inc., located in Spokane, Washington (USA). We are looking for a candidate to join our team and participate in our vision to be the world leader in heating the engine, energy and equipment markets. HOTSTART also has offices in Houston and Japan and has many exciting opportunities and challenges ahead. We seek a team oriented person capable of working with multiple areas of our company and contributing to our efforts to improve and expand our products and services while providing excellent customer service.

Reports to: Managing Director (MD) of HOTSTART GmbH

Job Duties:

  • Production-Sales-Inventory management for the production in Europe (IFS Site 2)
  • Establish localized supply chain in Europe
  • Monitor material flow and provide feedback to the headquarter office
  • Budget control for office supplies, equipment, furniture, tools and production components
  • Support MD to foster the HOTSTART culture, values, and vision at the HG office
  • Work together with Purchasing/Planning team of HOTSTART in Spokane
  • Help Materials Mgr./Production Mgr. to visualize the Production operation remotely
  • Handle any inbound and outbound deliveries to/from the facility in Germany
  • Logistic coordination for IFS Site 2 by Air/Ocean while working with Shipping in Spokane
  • Support cost reduction effort while working with related departments of HOTSTART
  • Seek alternative materials HOTSTART could utilize with Purchasing/Engineering
  • Be responsible for material, planning, logistics related issues


  • Full time – Mon-Fri, 40hrs/week. Holidays follow the German local rules
  • Min. 5 years of purchasing or planning work experience
  • Strong background in manufacturing
  • Fluent German and English speaking/writing/reading skills. Additional language is a plus
  • IFS (ERP software) experience
  • Ability to travel – e.g., training at the HQ office in Spokane or supplier visits in Europe
  • “What can I do to help?” attitude is wanted – must wear many hats
  • Good team player
  • Flexibility to adjust work priority case by case
  • Willingness to try new challenges and environment


  • Job contract based on HOTSTART employee benefit package
  • Job performance review annually
  • Compliance with the German local rules and regulations

HOTSTART Inc. is a world leading manufacturer of industrial engine preheating systems. Established in 1942 and ISO 9001:2015 certified, we have grown to over 180 employees in a modern manufacturing facility. The company provides a 100% owner-funded benefits package highlighted by medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401(k) with contribution matching and profit sharing, and educational assistance. Email resume by November 30th to or mail to PO Box 11245, Spokane Valley, WA 99211 ~ Drug-free/HOTSTART is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Position Details
Date Posted September 08, 2017
Valid Through November 30, 2017
Employment Type Full Time
Location Hansesraße 79, 51149 Köln, 53721 Germany