Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Merunka

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Angestellt, Vice President Procurement, Next e.GO Mobile SE

Aachen, Germany


Senior-level Global Procurement Leadership
Global Sourcing
Procurement strategy
Commodity Management
Team leadership
Organizational Development
organization transformation
intercultural competence
Performance improvement
walk the talk


Professional experience for Thomas Merunka

  • Current 9 months, since Nov 2023

    Vice President Procurement

    Next e.GO Mobile SE

    20 reports in Germany full BOM cost-, NPM-, CAPEX- and supply chain management target cost accomplishment, supply chain readiness upskill and develop procurement team

  • 4 months, Apr 2023 - Jul 2023

    Group Director Procurement

    GEDIA Automotive Group

    55 reports based in Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, USA, Mexico and China $500M direct spend and $80M indirect spend transform procurement organization and implement commodity structure

  • 4 years and 5 months, May 2018 - Sep 2022

    Vice President Procurement and Supply Chain Management

    Eberspächer Unternehmensgruppe

    65 reports based in Germany, Poland, China, India, Brazil, Mexico €400M direct spend: increased year on year savings from 1% to 3% €100M indirect spend: increased year on year savings from 4% to 7% deployed high impact sourcing strategies and cross functional value optimization roadmaps transformed organization from local disconnected to global collaborative digitalized procurement and supply chain processes, methods & reporting implemented supply chain act compliant digital risk and contract mgt. system

  • 3 years and 4 months, Jan 2015 - Apr 2018

    Director Supply Chain Management EEDS EMEA

    APTIV (former Delphi Automotive)

     span of control: 100 total reports thru 6 direct reports  span of organization: category-, program-, plant purchasing, supplier quality, VA/VE, logistics  deliver consecutive >4% year on year savings for $950M direct material, 6% for $60M logistics  manage supplier flawless launch in programs and series-production quality below 3ppm  continuously develop and transform organization to create most effective business impact

  • 2 years and 8 months, May 2012 - Dec 2014

    Director Procurement EMEA, Molded Parts - Tools - Resin

    TE Connectivity

    - manage 4% performance on $320M direct material budget ($220M molded parts, $80M resin) - manage 25% cost reduction on $100M injection tool budget - develop and execute startegy for injection tool procurement from China and Asia-Pacific - manage team of 35 reports through 5 direct reports

  • 1 year and 6 months, Nov 2010 - Apr 2012

    Global Commodity Director, Molded Parts

    TE Connectivity

    Procurement, Global Automotive Division - purchasing spend: 350M$ - functional reports: Lead Buyers in the Regions EuropeMiddleEastAfrica, NorthAmerica, SouthAmerica and AsiaPacific and their respective teams of commodity buyers - Drive Global Sourcing - Establish global processes - Manage Purchasing performance - Leadership

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jul 2008 - Oct 2010

    Director Operations Purchasing MorseTEC Europe + Asia

    Borg Warner Automotive

    Borg Warner Business Unit MorseTEC - purchasing volume 200 million euro - 180 suppliers • direct reports 5 operations purchasing mgrs in Europe, India, Japan, Korea and China • define and implement restructuring measures to rightsize purchasing organisation • benchmark procurement processes and develop and implement best practices • responsible for the budget achievement in those locations • implementation of purchasing strategy in coordination with commodity management

  • 1 year and 9 months, Oct 2006 - Jun 2008

    Commodity Director Plastic Parts


    purchasing volume 150 million euro; 110 suppliers - direct reports 5 commodity buyers (3 France, 1 Germany, 1 USA) - coaching of commodity buyers in China (1) and South America (1) • implement commodity organisation inside Seating Product Group • staff and build a new commodity purchasing team in Europe (4 buyers) • team savings achievement of 8%; LCE rate increase by 14% • develop new supplier panel in Iran and North Africa • develop and implement costmodel based commodity strategy

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2004 - Sep 2006

    Commodity Manager Plastic Parts


    purchasing volume 150 million euro; 130 suppliers - direct reports: 4 commodity buyers (1 Spain, 1 France, 2 Germany) • initiate and deploy commodity strategy based on cost model for plastic injection • team savings achievement of 9% over the 2 years; LCC rate increase by 20% • lead resourcing of GM Meriva airvents to India realising 1 million euro annual saving

  • 3 years and 3 months, Jun 2001 - Aug 2004

    Commodity Buyer Plastic Parts


    purchasing volume 40 million euro; 38 suppliers • savings achievement of 11% over the 3 years • develop new supplier panel in East Europe

  • 1 year and 2 months, Apr 2000 - May 2001

    Program Buyer


    Program buyer for seats for the Opel Corsa, model year 2001 • negotiation of 45 million series tooling invest achieving 14% savings • manage successful project SOP at JIT plants Eisenach/Germany and Epila/Spain

  • 3 years and 6 months, Oct 1996 - Mar 2000

    Project Engineer


    Project engineer for heat exchangers in engine cooling systems • lead project planning and product development for Opel „Epsilon 1“ project • project coordination with production facilities in France, Sweden and Poland

Educational background for Thomas Merunka

  • 6 years and 8 months, Oct 1989 - May 1996


    University Kaiserslautern

    Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French



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