Category Manager, Direct Materials Procurement

About the Role

The position will be responsible for global decorative metals and sub-assembly, global fasteners, stamping and packaging with a focus on the European Supply Base.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and align responsible category strategy with both corporate and regional stakeholders to continually enhance Harman’s market position, as well as meeting supply chain and business requirements.
  • Develop local supply base to achieve the best landed cost and services.
  • Identify and evaluate market changes and new technologies -- make appropriate fact-based recommendations for adoption by Harman stakeholders
  • Manage and/or lead preparation and evaluation of RFIs, RFPs and RFQ’s, feasibility study and tooling kick off, PPAP target setting.
  • Program timeline managment to meet with key milestones such as FOT, DV, PV and PPAP target date. Support to resolve the problems proacttively.
  • Create and implement cost reduction strategies for the responsible categories. Strong focus on the achievement of annual cost reduction targets.
  • Execute effective supplier negotiations and event driven cost reductions to meet annual cost reduction goals.
  • Close work with VAVE and Cost analytical team to identify and realize saving ideas through design optimization and process improvement, leading communication with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively manage supply risk and support resolving supply issues and quality complaints to ensure supply continuity and security to Harman global production plants.
  • Supplier tool capacity analysis and plan out, tooling management.
  • Establish strong vendor relationships including senior level, effectively manage supply base, perform advanced and intricate negotiations, and oversee selection of key vendors
  • Establish goals, improvement plans, business reviews and monthly reporting related to areas of responsibility.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain Management or engineering discipline
  • 5 years of experience in Procurement in automotive industry
  • Demonstrated experience within a global, multicultural, multi-location organization
  • Fluent English
  • Strategic thinking and self driven attitude

What Makes You Eligible

  • Willingness to travel (30%, with 20% domestic, 10% overseas)
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration
  • Access to employee discounts on world class Harman products. (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, etc.)

How to apply:

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