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Graduate, Supply Chain Leadership Development

Location Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Job ID J000640750

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Aptiv’s Supply Chain Leadership Development program includes rotations across multiple Supply-Chain disciplines with the aim of developing Technical and Commercial expertise, in addition to developing strong leadership capabilities to fast-track leadership development and progression within Aptiv.

The key objective of the role is to support the Aptiv Supply-chain function across multiple disciplines to achieve it’s operational and strategic objectives in the areas of Supply, Cost, Risk, Quality, Compliance and productivity, to drive maximum value for the wider business.

The role initially reports into a Director of Sourcing within SCM.

Your Role

  • Direct and Indirect Buying:
    • Negotiate pricing & terms for Spot Buys and Tactical Sourcing deals
    • Create RFQ Documents and run RFQs/eAuctions for sourcing activities
    • Manage Supplier in-life Contract obligations and commercial performance and day to day transactional Supplier relationship
    • Work with the Business to drive usage savings and demand management initiatives
    • Manage and mitigate live Supply risks
    • Load Contracts onto Contract Management Systems & record Contract Obligations
    • Monitor Supplier Contract & Catalogue expiry dates

  • Category Strategy Development: Support Category managers to help:
    • Create & implement Category Strategies
    • Analyse external market trends, inflation outlook, macro-economic conditions
    • Develop 3 year Cost, Technology and Product roadmaps
    • Develop Supply-chain resiliency/Supply risk profiles to mitigate emerging risks
    • Develop long-term supply strategies & develop potential supply-base
    • Analyse internal Customer demand & corresponding Supplier spend analysis and develop Category Demand management strategies

  • Strategic Sourcing: Support Category Sourcing teams to:
    • Negotiate Key deals (commercially & Contractually)
    • Develop & implement Sourcing strategies for individual requirements
    • Understand stakeholder requirements for individual sourcing needs
    • Make Sourcing Awards and obtain necessary stakeholder approvals/alignment
    • Drive Price savings within Category & develop annual savings plan
    • Support implementation of Category Strategy through sourcing awards

  • Logistics management:
    • Plan and manage warehousing operations to minimize inventory
    • Coordinate shipping of goods to and from Customers/Suppliers/Aptiv plants

  • Supply-Chain resilience:
    • Analyse external market trends and risk triggers to determine potential macro-risks
    • Review existing Supply contingency plans and work with category teams to develop new contingency plans to address short and medium term risks
    • Maintain Supply-Chain resiliency tool with multi-tier supply-chain Geo-location data
    • Map out supply-chain dependencies to identify critical single points of failure

  • Supply-chain Compliance
    • Support and input into global SCM Compliance Strategy and policies
    • Monitor and manage key compliance obligations, controls & measures to ensure compliance to Aptiv’s compliance standards
    • Carry out regular, documented audits and risk assessments of SCM’s compliance obligations
    • Develop management action plans to address any gaps or compliance risks

  • Supply-chain Strategy / Supply-Chain analytics
    • Support development of medium & long term Supply-chain strategy
    • Develop and manage Supply-Chain Key Performance Indicators

Leadership Skills Development

  • Understand and develop your Leadership Style/Personality
  • Learn to network and build relationships in a corporate environment
  • Learn to influence, communicate and present effectively
  • Driving the right culture within your team through effective leadership
  • Use emotional intelligence and behavioural techniques to positively influence team dynamics
  • Understanding the logistics of leading teams
    • Communications plans, formal team engagements etc
    • Setting team Vision-Strategy-Objectives
    • Driving accountable performance within a team
    • Resource Management & Org structure design
    • Managing, retaining and growing talent
    • Implementing Training, Learning & development plans within a team

Aptiv Rewards & Advantages

  • Competitive compensation package, Healthcare, Pension & TaxSaver schemes
  • Learning, professional growth and development in a world recognized international environment
  • Access to internal & external training, coaching & certifications
  • Recognition for innovation and excellence
  • Opportunities to give back to the community
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some See Technology. We See a Way to Make Connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. Today there are more than 180,000 of us globally, located in 44 countries, and united by one mission. Join the movement and together, let’s change tomorrow.


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