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Global Category Manager - Optical Components



Come grow with us at Molex!  Join us as a Global Category Manager owning Optical Components!

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Product Management, Project Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Operations, Advanced Quality Planning, and Supply Base Management team 
  • Develop and execute a Category Strategy and a Supplier management strategy for Optical Components (Lasers, Transceiver & Receiver Modules, Photo Diodes…) that provide Molex a competitive advantage
  • Collaborate with development teams on architecture/part/supplier selections
  • Build broad and deep relationships with key suppliers
  • Establish and implement programs and initiatives to drive continuous improvement in cost, quality, delivery, and risk reduction
  • Proactively work with Development teams to understand current and future technology/supplier needs to support the new product roadmap
  • Utilize a combination of partnership and competitive tension to build a world-class supply base to meet the needs
  • Anticipate and lead change. Envision what could be, challenge the status quo, and drive change
  • Lead a cross-functional team through the RFQ process to assess potential suppliers and award the best supplier(s)
  • Partner with New Product Development Sourcing team and the Project Management teams to ensure all development milestones are met
  • Establish and build long-term supplier relationships with Preferred Suppliers
  • Build a relationship roadmap and an Executive meeting cadence with strategic suppliers to drive business value
  • Collaborate with the Division Supply Base Management teams and Supply Chain Teams to manage supplier performance to meet the needs of the Division’s operations
  • Ensure that the Supply Base and the Molex Procurement team operate within the framework of regulatory and legal requirements

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or Business
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in global procurement management with significant experience in international negotiations /management

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • MBA or another related graduate degree
    • Experience in sourcing high-tech components 
    • Experience in developing Optical products
    • SAP experience 
    • Fluent in Mandarin

        Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

        At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

        Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
        Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
        This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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