Category Manager, Global PL Fabric & Dishcare, BA APAC&MEA
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Santa Lucia di Piave, China

Category Manager, Global PL Fabric & Dishcare, BA APAC&MEA

Position ID: req18051

Sector: Global Operations

Functional Area: Purchasing & Sourcing

Shanghai, China

Number of Openings:

Reporting to:
Purchasing Dir GPL WET E DT&C,Electronics, Drive Train & Circulation

Employment Type: Permanent

Apply By:
1 Sep, 2019



The Global Product Line Purchasing Category Manager is responsible for:

·         Managing the business strategically with the objective to leverage , to promote  complexity reduction ,  simplification ,  modularization, cost performance and innovation driving :

·         VBS process  - Early involvement of the suppliers in new programs

·         Supplier Development  ( automation, quality improvement , productivity increase )

·         Sourcing Decisions in close collaboration with the Global Domain Managers and key stakeholders ( Product Line, Quality , Manufacturing , Design ) .

·         LTA’s negotiations

·         Suppliers Selection

·         Cost Modeling analysis

·         Innovation Prospection

·         Develop and retain strong supplier relationships.

·         Manage relationships / partnerships with cross functional teams and internal stakeholders.

·         Responsible for data research, analytics, and management of direct material category strategies.

·         Support the development of annual budgets and 5 year strategic plans as well as identifying opportunities and risks.

·         Generate initiatives and projects to deliver productivity targets.

·         Lead internal and external analysis (industry & supplier) as a member of a cross-functional sourcing team

·         Provide indirect and collaborative leadership to the IndOp purchasing teams to ensure on-time project execution & implementation of category strategies.

·         Participate, prepare, and support RFQ and other strategic sourcing activities.

·         Manage and evaluate contractual agreement terms to ensure compliance.

·         Assist in the implementation and expansion payment terms (NOWC).

·         Evaluate and propose actions and initiatives around simplification and complexity reduction.

·         Participate in negotiations and use creative ways to drive value by the utilization of Value Based Sourcing.

·         Maximize buying efficiency, minimize supply disruption, and financial risks for the Business Areas.

·         Support Program Management on new model Launches and platform refresh programs.

·         Address / support resolution to supplier driven performance issues

·         Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations.

Reporting to: Global Product Line Purchasing Director or Lead Category Manager  

Education: University degree (Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Engineer or Economics background is an asset)

Skills required:

3-5 years of relevant, progressive strategic sourcing, category management or equivalent leadership experience required

·         Proven Track record of managing and delivering cost reductions / value creation.

·         Ability to work with key stakeholders in global locations and at various levels

·         Strong leadership skills including leading supplier resources and cross-functional teams.

·         Experience and knowledge of the purchasing environment for the commodities managed with the capability to analyze business procurement issues, recommend solutions and strategies, and implement change.

·         Strong knowledge of the strategic sourcing methodology and its application.

·         Strong knowledge of direct materials categories.

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively manage strategic supplier relationships, including relationship building, performance, development and integration.

·         Knowledge of supplier processes and cost drivers.

·         Results-oriented and demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet critical deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to build and maintain good cross functional working relationships.

·         Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet goals and deliver results effectively.

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

·         Some travel will be required (up to 30%)

Languages: Fluent in English, any other language is an asset.


Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2013 Electrolux had sales of $15.1 billion and 61,000 employees. For more information go to


Electrolux has market-leading positions in Australia and New Zealand and is expanding into growth markets in Southeast Asia and China. With a history that spans over 90 years of Swedish design innovation, Electrolux continues to offer contemporary and thoughtfully designed appliances that cater to the expanding middle-class in these growth markets.


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