Category Management (Global CP) - Electronics - TSR

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Employer: Continental
  • Others
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 30.09.2021


    * Development and execution of the global supplier strategy (reflecting Business Units requirements and latest developments on the global market);
    * Market analysis and understanding of key global trends;
    * Lead sourcing initiatives and annual price & contract negotiations with electronic components suppliers for all Continental Automotive plants worldwide;
    * Implementing innovative negotiation concepts during sourcing to create the basis for procurement success;
    * Supplier management in conjunction with cross-functional partners, such as R&D, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain Management to select and develop the best suppliers and to establish an optimum supply chain model;
    * Strategic purchasing technology lead for assigned technologies;
    * Worldwide responsibilities within Continental as lead/champion for dedicated suppliers;
    * Support improvement programs with Suppliers and Business Units (e.g. Design to Cost, Cost down measures, Introduction of new technologies, suppliers development, etc.);
    * Planning, steering and monitoring of material field-specific targets, their implementation and results;
    * Compiling and presenting information, related to sourcing process and results, to management committees and higher management.


    * Academic degree OR comparable qualification;
    * Strong team contributor;
    * Professional experience in Purchasing/Procurement OR related relevant experience (i.e. Engineering, R&D etc.);
    * Experience in supplier and/or commodity management, global sourcing, strategic purchasing is a significant plus;
    * Very good negotiation skills;
    * Exceptional problem solving and solution-oriented mindset; analytical thinking;
    * Strong attention to details;
    * Affinity for strategic and analytical thinking;
    * Project management knowledge is a plus;
    * Very good English skills (written and spoken);
    * Comfortable in collaborating with cross functional and multicultural teams;
    * Familiar with MS-Office (medium to advanced skills with Excel and PPT);
    * Excellent presentation and written communication skills;
    * Willingness to travel several times per year to various Continental's or supplier's locations, mainly within Europe.

    What We Offer:

    * Flexibility Program including flexible hours, mobile work and sabbaticals;
    * Health & Wellness (Private Health and Dental Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
    * Competitive Salary (based on performance) & Benefits;
    * Integration Program in a professional, young & dynamic team;
    * Professional Development Opportunities (in Technical and Management Area);
    * Stability;
    * International Work Environment & Traveling Opportunities.

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