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Sr Category Lead - Manufacturing Services

Date:  Jun 17, 2021

Shanghai, SH, CN

Company:  Goodyear

Location: CN - Shanghai   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Bon Jovi Oredeña Sinday  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



  • Category Strategy: Supports the development of category strategy. Executes sourcing strategies in alignment with overall category strategy. Leads contract negotiations to drive advantaged total delivered cost in alignment with company financial goals. Leverages market data, cost modeling to support the development of negotiation strategies. 
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Develops relationships with suppliers focused on total cost of ownership, advantaged supply chain, innovation and continuous process improvement.  
  •  Organizational & Operational Excellence: Drives operational excellence through influence across functions and regions. Serves as point of contact for regional stakeholders within geography.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration/Stakeholder Management: Maintains leadership role in Commercial Council - ensures Council goals align to category strategy.
  • Building Organizational Capability: Proficient with 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process and Enhanced Sourcing Tools. Supports Category Team learning goals through coaching and assessment.  Informal people leadership - provides mentorship and coaching to Category Team.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or a related field 
  • 5-7 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or a related Operational function required.  Previous strategic sourcing experience required.  Experience in a related industry preferred.
  • Knowledge required:  Knowledge of core procurement processes, strategic sourcing concepts, and negotiation tactics
  • Skills required:  Negotiation skills, strong financial/statistical analysis, organization skills, strong Microsoft Access/Excel skills and/or other database programs, a team player, strong written and verbal communication skills, influence skills,  self-directing, and ability to work in a very fast paced, multi-tasking environment.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to


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