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Vitesco Technologies Category Manager in Tianjin, China

Category Manager

Job ID: 5460


Tianjin, CN


Material and Supplier strategy

Support the development of a material and suppliers strategy:

1.Conduct market analysis

2.Support the strategy definition with crossfunctional partners

3.Support the documentation and implementation of the supplier strategy

Material and Supplier strategy

1.Initiate the New Supplier Introduction Process

2.Define the annual supplier list for own material groups which are reflected in the Category strategic paper based on Vitesco Technologies requirements

Achieve best market conditions

Actively influence the sourcing process during development phase through :

1.Supplier selection

2.Negotiation of prices and commercial conditions

3.Preparing Sourcing decision sheet


1.Perform annual negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation of Vitesco Technologies in case of escalation

2.Negotiate changes with suppliers

3.Apply negotiation concepts (like Advanced negotiation concept) to actively support & execute bundling within the respective Category

Contract Management

Ensure fulfillment of all necessary requirements by negotiating and concluding legally binding contracts with the respective suppliers

Data maintenance

1.Ensure in time implementation of correct data in the respective IT systems

2.Responsibility for monthly controlling and correction of local data and target achievement

Continuous Cost

1.Support re-design in cost reduction programs

2.Drive improvement programs with suppliers


1.Bachelor degree or master degree or similar in economics/Technicals

2.>5 years of relevant experience, 3 years category experience

3.Capability to negotiate and operate with different cultures

4.Experience in working with international teams on purchasing issues

5.Understanding for different foreign cultures (NAFTA, Asia, several European cultures)

Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility. With smart system solutions and components for electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles, Vitesco Technologies makes mobility clean, efficient and affordable. The product range includes electric drives, electronic control units, sensors and actuators, and exhaust-gas aftertreatment solutions. In 2020, Vitesco Technologies recorded sales of around 8 billion Euros and employs almost 40,000 people at around 50 locations worldwide. Vitesco Technologies is headquartered in Regensburg, Germany.