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Category Specialist Semiconductors (m/f/d)

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Karlsbad, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112044 

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  • Responsible to manage and make critical decisions on all aspects of supplier relationship
  • Develop and execute sub-category strategies through alignment with Harman International global category lead, Business Units, engineering, quality, manufacturing activities
  • Coordination of engagement between procurement, supply chain functions and senior stake holders
  • Acting as the communication point for Harman International and the supply partner
  • Identification, establishment and development of new suppliers, supplier relationship management, supplier portfolio management and supplier performance   evaluation 
  • Planning, coordination, execution and documentation of negotiations & annual global price negotiations
  • Identification, implementation and documentation of cost reduction potential
  • Establish goals, improvement plans, business reviews and monthly reporting related to areas of responsibility
  • Timely coordination of procurement processes to ensure supply, cost and quality


Required Skills:

  • University degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant working experience preferably in the areas of either procurement, engineering, quality, or product development
  • Experience in procurement of electronic components is a great benefit
  • High level of commitment, strong self-motivation and goal orientation
  • Negotiation and relationship building skills
  • In-depth product knowledge in electronics, semiconductors is desired
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Experience in international working environment  with multicultural teams
  • Fluent English skills, German skills highly preferred
  • Good knowledge of SAP R/3 and MS Office
  • Willingness to travel internationally 10-20%


Our Offer:

  • Be part of an international team working with the world's largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Employer contribution to company pension plan
  • Extensive technical trainings
  • Career development opportunities
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
    • flexible working time
    • free parking spaces
    • company sports like onsite fitness courses, company soccer and golf teams, or sport events like the B2Run or a skiing trip
    • employee music groups
    • daily lunch allowances


HARMAN designs, engineers and produces solutions for car manufacturers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services (IoT-solutions). With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, we are admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. We have a workforce of over 30,000 people and are a fully owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics  #LI-GT1


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