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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 aptiv.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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