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Global Category Manager- Electronics

Job Number:  15976
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326

Group Description


Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.


Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.


Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

The Global Category Manager is responsible for all strategic aspects related to electronics purchasing globally. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining category strategies that will support the technical requirements of the Engineering team, while ensuring the attainment of cost and quality objectives. The Global Category Manager will be responsible for the entire commercial relationship for all assigned commodities. The Global Category Manager will also be accountable for the quality performance of assigned global suppliers, as far as poor performing suppliers must be removed from the supply base or improved with the assistance of the Supplier Development Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Negotiates contracts for each region (N.A., Asia, and Europe) by analyzing supplier quotations and selecting the best global commercial conditions.
  • Work closely with the Engineers in each region, to help steer the component selection to preferred suppliers, and utilize this leverage to obtain direct accounts and competitive pricing.
  • Will maintain an approved supplier list to be used by the company globally. • Will be depended upon as the technical expert for Purchasing globally.
  • Locates new sources of supply, and establishes new suppliers. Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers.
  • Develops strategies and solutions to continuously improve cost levels, stable sources of supply, high quality of commodities and other governing factors related to the Purchasing Department and adjacent areas.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities for assigned commodities that may include developing programs to improve supplier performance.
  • Studies market trends, and researches and recommends new product developments. Participates in continuous improvement efforts for products, tools, processes and programs.
  • Lead for annual negotiations and contract administration for assigned commodities

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business administration – Required
  • Master’s degree in business or engineering - Desired
  • Business Finance training – Desired

Additional Information

09--Supply Chain F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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