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Director, Procurement Category Strategy, Electrical Segment

Budapest, Hungary Job ID: 117114 Additional locations: None

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Director Category Strategy, Electronics

Position Summary:

This position seeks a senior level procurement professional to be responsible for global category strategy development and continuous improvement execution. The individual will be a key contributor to the future competitiveness in major direct material categories for all divisions by analyzing current and new products and identifying new sourcing opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership within the Global Procurement organization and partner with HARMAN Global Category Leaders for Electrical components (e.g. Displays, PCB, Connectors, Passive components) to develop and optimize category strategies that support the overall business strategy and deliver best in class results
  • Analyze category markets and industry, assess risk, gathering intelligence on fundamental conditions and technical information that impact the category outlook
  • Develop and Drive multiple sourcing strategies considering cost, quality, risk
  • Partner with Best cost analytics team to implement fact based cost model approach within the supply base
  • Develop, optimize and drive implementation of Procurement processes
  • Provide expertise in supplier relationship management. Responsible for delivering on best practices for supplier selection and approvals, RFx, contracts terms and conditions and negotiation approaches

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Engineering or Business Management
  • 5-7 years of professional experience in procurement and category management with a deep understanding of strategy development
  • Experience in collaborating with internal and external resources to develop sourcing and negotiation strategies that meet established goals and timelines
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to manage global teams and projects
  • Proven track record of implementing effective sourcing strategies
  • Expertise translating complex data into a clear and concise communication
  • Previous experience working in a multinational company, matrix organization
  • Proficiency with procurement systems including sourcing, contract management and transactional systems
  • Project Management skills

Our offer:

  • Be a part of an international team working with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers
  • Career development opportunities
  • Employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL®, AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®) products

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (


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