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Global Category Lead - Electronics- NPI

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    €60000 - €120000 per annum

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    Shiva Davoodi

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    12 days ago

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This world-renowned NYSE Automotive Technology firm has gone through a major expansion and now operate in 44 countries, employing 180,000 people globally, across 16 main offices. They've invested millions into their award-winning, centralised procurement function and are now looking for a Category Lead to head up a crucial area of the business.

As the Category Lead (Electronics) you will be leading and developing a team focusing on semiconductors and NPI, working closely with the VP of Supply Chain to deliver excellence across the group. With a clear path to Director level, this is an unrivalled opportunity to develop your career within a multinational, blue chip organisation.

This role will require experience buying semiconductors and will consider candidates from automotive, aerospace & defence and electronic manufacturing.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead Product Line advanced SCM activities for Electronics categories, partnering with engineering to understand customer's needs, and to drive supplier innovation developments, reference design, technological road maps, and Strategic sourcing agreements with matrix pricing.

  • Partnering with ASUX Electronics Global Categories, drive CS global electronic supplier negotiations to ensure achievement of material cost performance targets and contract management.

  • Continuity of Supply for Electronics Suppliers, resolve capacity gaps and influence suppliers with part allocations to ensure supply coverage with strong capacity contract agreements

  • Ensure sourcing excellence and adhere to established processes

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

  • Provide performance reporting and ad hoc data to senior leadership, as necessary

Key Requirements:

  • Strong track record within semiconductors (SOC / FPGA / ASIC / Analog / Transistors / Discrete)

  • Experience across NPI process

  • Electronic components sourcing and negotiation experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business

They are open to looking at candidates at all levels for this category as there are multiple vacancies, if you meet the key requirements, please reach out on

Keywords: procurement, electronics, engineering, automotive, technology, NPI, semiconductors, sourcing, purchasing, category management, stakeholder management, SRM, supplier relationship management, supply chain, strategic sourcing, RFI, RFP, RFQ, MRP, new product introduction, direct procurement, indirect procurement

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