What do you get to do in this position?
The Electronics Category Buyer support the category strategy definition for North America Region, lead its execution for the assigned commodities, support all manufacturing locations, support solving the business needs and challenges, and manage performance for key suppliers assigned.
This position facilitates the interactions between the manufacturing plants, the clusters, cross-functional stakeholders, and Procurement to maintain and develop a panel of Best in Class suppliers meeting current requirements, future business needs, technological evolutions, and achieve annual targets in terms of productivity, quality, delivery, supply base optimization.
The assigned categories will be a subgroup from the following categories : semiconductors, passive components, connectors, PCBs, Fuses, Relays, Windings, Batteries.
Develop and execute commodity strategies for the Electronic Categories.
Continuously enhance expertise in the category and the local and global market trends to become a referent in the matter.
Supplier Leader : own the commercial relationship and performance for assigned suppliers, conduct regular Business Reviews, lead annual negotiation, serve as the point of contact for problem escalation, drive sustainable development among the supply base.
Lead projects in the category supporting QVE, Change of Supplier, and Supply Base Optimization goals.
Work and collaborate with cross functional teams in the region supporting different Procurement Initiatives (audits, tools, processes, etc).
Pursue systematic TCO reductions and value enhancements to drive cost savings and performance improvement.
Track KPI's and deliver reports.
Execute comprehensive RFQ process and support functional users in a timely manner.
Identify and develop strategic supply sources.
Sourcing, standardization, spend control and innovation with suppliers.
We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Mechanical / Industrial / Electronics Engineering.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Procurement, Purchasing, or Supply Chain.
Previous experience working with electronic categories is a plus.
Exposure or experience with Project Management.
Experience with Procurement negotiations with suppliers.
Spoken and written fluent communication in English.
Knowledge on legal contracts and risk management.
Skills : Leadership, Proactive, Self-driven, Negotiation, Strategic thinking, Cross cultural awareness, Remote management, Communication (Written - ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner internally as well as externally), Problem solving and analytical skills.
Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave, a culture of wellness, and more great benefits above and beyond a typical employer.
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