Do you have a growth mindset? Do you want to grow business in energy efficient products? Do you think beyond national borders and globally in terms of opportunities? As Senior Director Procurement Category Leader HPS (f/m/div)* you will have the opportunity to actively shape the future at an innovative company in one of the fastest growing industries. Infineon’s semiconductors make life easier, safer and greener and you could be a part of our team. At Infineon High Power Segment (HPS) you are globally the key driver for the high performing procurement organization. Here you can take an active role in shaping uninterrupted power supply projects to achieve more energy efficiency and contribute to CO2 reduction in the world. You will find inspiration and potential for unconventional concepts by having the opportunity to work together with the most sought-after experts in the industry at our innovation site in Warstein and globally. Infineon in Warstein has especially established itself within the Infineon Group as a research and development driver and is a unique location that sets and develops the standards of tomorrow. Become a part of tomorrow, become a part of Infineon.
As Senior Director Procurement Category Leader HPS (f/m/div)* you will use your passion for procurement to develop and lead the global procurement strategies and to negotiate & conclude contracts at the top business levels with high class suppliers
In your new role you will:
Build a competitive, resilient and sustainable supply base and n-tier value chain to support the business growth for the High Power Segment (HPS)
Lead global strategic category management for HPS material and HPS equipment. This includes supply market analysis, category strategy development and supplier strategies
Have the business responsibility for supplier relationships for HPS globally: from supplier selection, RFI/RFQ, negotiation, contracting, awarding of new business, supplier evaluation, up to consequence management and phase out
Communicate and negotiate at eye level with international top management and decision makers at suppliers
Lead a global, strong, diverse and inclusive team of category managers based in Warstein (Germany) and Cegléd (Hungary)
Be member of the HPS Procurement Leadership Circle
As Senior Director Procurement Category Leader HPS (f/m/div)*, you are passionate about procurement. You know the relevant markets and competitors. You think and act strategically and define procurement strategies to outperform in the market.
You have a good sense for opportunities and can recognize opportunities for profitable business ideas even in challenging or new situations. You are structured and make sound decisions weighing opportunities and risks. You are committed to the results of your own team and the company as a whole. You have a track record of delivering outstanding results.
You create an environment of high performance and successful collaboration, both within your team and between suppliers and Infineon. You are able to successfully communicate Infineon’s direction, translate the strategy into ambitious goals and fulfill these goals together with your team.
You are an inspiring and energizing leader, who builds a strong, inclusive and diverse team. You are an early adopter of change and embrace new procurement concepts and bring them to life.
Last but not least, you have strong skills in engaging with stakeholders and use them to build a sustainable and good relationship with them for a sustainable future for all.
You are best equipped for this task if you have:
A graduate degree e.g. master degree, MBA or PhD in economics, industrial engineering or production engineering
At least 10+ years work experience of increasing responsibility, including strategic procurement in a globally operating environment
Demonstrated strategic procurement skills, particularly in category strategy development, advanced negotiation and contracting
Knowledge on market developments in key categories and key suppliers, for both in materials as well as equipment: you know the relevant markets and competitors and align the strategy of your area accordingly
Ability to build sustainable high-level relationships both internally and externally and influence others via excellent interpersonal skills
Track record of setting and meeting ambitious targets and taking calculated risks aimed at delivering added value
Passion for setting up sustainable value chains
Distinctive communication, excellent selling and presentation skills
Strong leadership skills to lead a globally distributed team
Expertise in the international environment is essential
Fluent English and good German language skills