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Continental Category Management Discretes (m/f/diverse) in Regensburg, Germany

Category Management Discretes (m/f/diverse)



Job Description

As electronics content is significantly increasing in new car architectures and technical complexity is a major driver for new technologies, we as purchasing organization want to shape and drive these trends from material perspective. We engage with all major semiconductor vendors in projects across Continentals product portfolio. For the below described position we also look for someone with technical background and/or affinity.

The key tasks are the following:

  • Definition of the supplier strategy and market analysis reflecting Business Units requirements

  • Steering the project implementation of latest technology developments in the fields of WiFi, Bluetooth & GNSS

  • Introduction of new semiconductor vendors

  • Software & IP: Contributing to the success of Continental with innovative sourcing methods, e.g. creating competitive advantage through smart IP regulations

  • Performing annual price and contract negotiations

  • Implementing innovative negotiation concepts during sourcing to create the basis for procurement success

  • Being closely related to R&D, Portfolio Management & Sales; ensuring material strategy implementation in projects

  • Supplier management in conjunction with cross- functional partners, such as R&D, Quality Management and Logistics to select and develop the best suppliers and to establish an optimum supply chain

  • Building trustworthy & reliable business relationships both internally and externally

  • Support improvement programs with Suppliers and Business Units (e.g. Design to Cost, Cost down measures, Introduction of new technologies, etc.)

  • Planning, steering and monitoring of material field-specific targets, their implementation and results

  • Compiling and presenting information related to sourcing process to management committees

Please submit your application documents in English.

Job Requirements

  • Academic degree in Engineering, Business Administration or comparable qualification

  • Professional experience in Purchasing, R&D, Controlling or comparable

  • Eager to learn new skillsets and to develop personally

  • Good German and English language skills (written and spoken)

  • Project management knowledge, strong attention to detail and agile result-oriented negotiation skills

  • Strong team contributor, comfortable in collaborating with cross functional and multicultural teams in a highly active, fast paced environment across multiple time zones

  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills to various levels of the internal and supplier organizations

You are looking for an individual working time model? We support part-time work.

Applications from severely handicapped people are welcome.

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About Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of around €44.4 billion and currently employs around 244,000 people in 61 countries and markets.

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Automotive Cross Divisional Functions