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Category Lead Energy and Utilities

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN

Company: Goodyear

Location: CN - Shanghai   or Pulandian
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Ellen Xu  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Working Location: Shanghai or Dalian Pulandian

Primary Purpose of the position:

Executes Category Management of AP Energy & Utilities:

- As a key player in AP Energy & Utilities category team, should be a strong driver of our strategic sourcing projects across this category, whilst managing and building strong relations with the stakeholders/sponsors.

- Develop and execute negotiation strategies to provide secure supply lines, contribute toward global financial results, and promote company innovation initiatives for AP Region

- Stay on-top with internal needs and external market developments.

- Develop and execute “best-in-class” category practice

- Facilitate regional commodity buyers and work with country procurement managers and stake holders to facilitate alternate sourcing and new source development



  • Category Strategy and Market Intelligence:

           - Create and execute sourcing strategies for Energy & Utilities category

           - Leverages market data, third party reports and cost modeling to support the development of budgetary forecast, negotiation strategies. Supports contract negotiations and efficiency improvement

           - Contribute to regional CA, EBIT savings and cash flow objectives through negotiation     

  • Supplier Relationship Management:

           - Develops relationships with suppliers focused on total cost of ownership, advantaged supply chain, nonrate reduction, innovation and continuous process improvement

           - Develop services contracts and supply agreements and implement in such a way that relationship with and performance of selected supplier(s) is enhanced      

  • Organizational & Operational Excellence:

           - Develops and nurtures internal crossfunctional relationships. Develops efficient channels for capturing effective market intelligence

           - Cross-Functional Collaboration/Stakeholder Management:

           - Actively participates in Global Sourcing Council and serves as a key driver for accomplishing Council goals

           - Engage with business partners to maintain early involvement across all relevant sourcing initiatives      

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Strong experience or consultancy background in procurement or engineering, facility management etc.
  • 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 64,000 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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