Global Category Leader – Analog and Logic (m/f/d)

Aptiv (Wuppertal NW, Deutschland) Vor 17 Tagen veröffentlicht

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About Aptiv

Aptiv is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions, which enable the future of mobility. Headquartered in Dublin, Aptiv has 160,000 employees and operates 14 technical centers, as well as manufacturing sites and customer support centers in 44 countries. Visit

About this position

The Global Category Leader position has a direct influence on business results with all of Aptiv’s business sectors. The Global Category Leader will be responsible for key areas in the global Semiconductor portfolio, focusing primarily on the Analog Portfolio (mainly Power Management) and Logic. In this role, the Global Category Leader defines the supply and sourcing strategy and leads the supplier relationship. The position has global scope that includes providing guidance to the global buyer team as they negotiate and implement the supply strategy.

This role is an integral part of the Strategic Sourcing organization. The Global Category Leader is reporting to the Global Category Manager Semiconductors.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Develop category (commodity) strategies that create competitive advantage and capture value for the product lines

    • Identify/acquire product line and corporate business requirements

    • Achieve targeted category material cost performance for product lines

    • Participate in relevant engineering “future direction” strategy groups

    • Develop and maintain robust global category strategy

    • Ensure volume leverage, supply base optimization, and supply base competitiveness

    • Qualify/select/approve suppliers for CASL (category approved supplier list)

    • Identify and introduce supplier innovation

    • Provide input to senior leadership pertaining category/supplier related strategic and operational topics

  • Lead supplier relationship management

    • Build and maintain major cross product line supplier and CASL relationships, leading major cross-product line negotiations also in high stakes situations

    • Lead category specific strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews and Executive Review Meetings

    • Lead negotiations of corporate-wide supplier contracts/CASL suppliers including, but not limited to Terms & Conditions, Strategic Agreements and Logistic Agreements

    • Monitor supplier performance and reevaluate capabilities

    • Create, lead and monitor supplier development/improvement plans

    • Resolve systemic capacity/capability gaps

  • Lead and manage team members and activities

    • Ensure sourcing excellence and internal controls

    • Promote cost management activities


  • Bachelors degree in engineering or business, or similar qualfication; higher qualification (i.e. MBA) is preferred

  • At least 5 years of experience purchasing subject components

  • Experience in purchasing subject components in the Automotive industry

  • Access to best industry practice, industry trends, and supply/demand and thorough understanding of products

  • Ability to create and promote best in class category strategies by integrating market with Aptiv product line objectives

  • Skills to analyze supplier financial information and capability

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Ability to travel both locally and globally (approximately 10% of working time)

  • Oral and written communication plus “influencing” skills

  • Empowered decision maker/relationship-builder with high integrity

  • Strong problem solving skills as well as strong leadership skills

We offer

  • Freedom and interesting tasks in an environment where work is fun and where you can analyze world-changing problems and develop solutions

  • We value our employees as the most important value of our company

  • We offer flexible and family-friendly working hours

  • We compensate competitively according to your degree and experience

  • We enable a variety of training opportunities

Are you interested in this job? Awesome! We look forward to receiving your application in English language.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the position and Aptiv, please contact Ms. Viktoria Behm, Talent Acquisition Specialist. She is happy to assist you and is available by e-mail at

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