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Manager, Category


Category Management – Die casting and Machining

Essential Functions:

·Develop and execute global category strategies by working closely with all stakeholders and to be in alignment with all programs and projects of the businesses to achieve the best economical outcome.

·Champion change and innovation.Leads initiatives that span virtual teams across the world and cultures.

·Provide leadership and guidance in the following ways; stimulate creativity / innovation in others, foster new ideas, support those who initiate change and take risks, promote a global perspective.

·Foster a collaborative environment among stakeholders while building and maintaining strong relationships across various functions. Leverage and build enthusiasm and support for adoption.

·Assists in defining category procurement strategy for Molex aligned with overall strategy

·Drives Total Cost of Ownership reductions for category through analytics, clearly defines category taxonomy and manage baseline.

·Coordinate across corporate, functions, divisions to share best practices and adherence to guidelines.

·Evaluate overall needs of select business and to negotiate an accepted portfolio meeting the most strategic needs of the category.

·Advise business about similar strategies employed by other “best in class” companies and other Koch entities.

·Closely collaborate with adjacent business depts. to ensure adequate and timely delivery of agreed services in line with agreed service levels.

·Partner and collaborate with key One Procurement staff of other Molex divisions and Koch entities in order to support cross divisional business initiatives, and explore Procurement synergies and “best in Class” companies.

·Act as the single point of contact for identifying synergy opportunities with new acquisitions’

·Provide global leadership for supplier material traceability efforts on behalf of corporate procurement.

·Manage ongoing supplier relationships.

·Ensure optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and excellent customer service.

·Monitor market dynamics for category across regions.

·Continually look for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance.

·Manage category projects across businesses and company-wide when and where applicable and lead projects based on category expertise

·Understand, support and comply with current Molex policies and practices related business programs.Including but not limited to government regulations, International Standards Organization (ISO) and Environmental, and/or Health and Safety (EH&S), Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management (TQM), and Management Systems.

·Perform other related duties as assigned by management.

Required Qualifications:

·Bachelor’s Degree

·8+ years’ experience in the procurement function focused on direct spend

·3+ years’ experience focused on category management

·Ability to travel up to 30%

·Fluent in English

Preferred Qualifications:

·Master’s Degree

·Previous background in Engineering, Finance, Project Management and/or Business Management

·Experience working with leading international teams

·Fluent in Mandarin

Skills and Abilities:

·Strong interpersonal skills to effectively influence, network, and work with culturally diverse teams at different levels within the organization in a positive manner.

·Good organizational skills including program / project management governance.

·Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels within the organization as well as deliver oral presentations on moderately complex subject matter.

·Demonstrated experience driving cross functional collaboration across business units and geographies.

·Extensive knowledge of category technologies and products.

·Strong influencing and negotiating skills.


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