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Category Lead

Date: Feb 24, 2018

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN

Company: Goodyear

Location: CN - Shanghai   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Jolin Zhou  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 


  • Category Strategy: Executes sourcing strategies in alignment with overall category strategy. Leverages market data, cost modeling to support the development of negotiation strategies. Supports contract negotiations.        
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Develops relationships with suppliers focused on total cost of ownership, advantaged supply chain, innovation and continuous process improvement.               
  • Organizational & Operational Excellence: Develops and nurtures internal cross-functional relationships. Develops efficient channels for capturing effective market intelligence.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration/Stakeholder Management: Actively participates in Commercial Council and serves as a key driver for accomplishing Council goals.       
  • Building Organizational Capability: Utilizes 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process and Enhanced Sourcing Tools in day to day work. Collaborates with peers and leaders within the Category team.  Informal leadership to Procurement Specialists.      



  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or a related field.
  • 3-5 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 and strategic sourcing concepts.
  • Skills required:  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.
  • Skills desired:  Foreign language, manufacturing process, mathematical modeling, international experience.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 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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