Global Category Manager - Electronics & Semi-Conductors

Requisition ID:  26095
Job Location(s): 

Loves Park, IL, US

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a committed Global Category Manager to Electrical Parts team focusing on electronics and semiconductors. If you are passioned about setting new directions and creating strategies in procurement area – this position is exactly what you are looking for! You will lead activities to ensure cost competitive and well performing supplier base. Your location would be either in US or Europe.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing electronic components, especially semiconductors strategy globally and lead and coordinate strategy activities in the category team and across Danfoss segments worldwide. Furthermore, you have the task of planning and lead negotiations of your own category responsibilities and at the same time strategically build reliable and robust supply chains.

To fulfill these strategies, you need to ensure that the supplier governance is in place within category related suppliers, but also look for future technologies and accelerate cost-down impact from suppliers driving and executing a sustainable savings pipeline across all levers while utilizing cross-functional teams.

It is vital to stay in front, so actively research trends within sub-category and technology incl. how other industries impact the sub-category e.g. supply, pricing, investments etc. is key. As an ad on to this you will also have the full and proactive responsibility for supplier performance, meaning that you will use your experience and knowledge to form and spearhead an effective supplier relationship management acting as the Danfoss key account and supplier development activities. Finally understanding the commodity market and how this impacts the sub-category is also essential for fulfillment of this role.
 

Background & Skills

Required (basic) qualifications
•    A commercial degree or an Engineering background at bachelor’s or master’s level topped with solid commercial understanding.
•    7+ years of relevant experience from an international organization including direct category management

Preferred qualifications
•    Work experience directly in charge of semiconductor subcategory.

Job Criteria
•    Great negotiation skills with outstanding networking skills and the ability to manage multiple suppliers and stakeholders while navigating safely in complex relations.
•    Be able to work both independently and in cross-functional teams.
•    Be a proactive self-starter with a high commitment and a positive can-do attitude.
•    Have diplomatic skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.
•    Preferably a background within the semiconductors, microcontrollers area.
•    Result-oriented, analytical approach to the tasks.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 40,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 


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