director of products in Zug

Emil Goetsch, Randstad HR Solutions
job type
apply now

job details

sales & marketing
job type
reference number
emil goetsch, randstad hr solutions
058 201 56 20

job description

You are a Sales oriented thinking and acting Professional? You enjoy creating new strategies and feel confident to make decisions? This must be the right challenge for your next career step. This role ist responsible for establishing and leading successful product management activities within LKQ Europe. While reporting to the VP Product Management and Procurement, your key responsibilities are Driving Organic growth, cross category negotiations, ensuring C-level support and Product P&L for selected categories as Procurement savings and maximizing of margins.

Your tasks:

  • Lead & manage the Heads of Category (e.g., Categories Braking, Chassis, Engine, E/E) across LKQ Europe
  • Provide strategic guidance
  • Coordinate cross-category supplier activities; incl. top supplier relationship management
  • Build relationships and align across the business Entrepreneurial development of the product group strategy in the area of their responsibility (incl. for Components brands), together with the Heads of Category
  • Ensure procurement and product management processes across LKQ Europe
  • Drive the component's share increase to Company's target
  • Ensure a common approach of Heads of Category towards suppliers, brands, products
  • Talent management in coordination with Heads of Category
  • Business development of assigned categories, in coordination with Sales and local organization
  • Responsible for negotiating key T&C with top suppliers cross-category or uni-category suppliers


  • CM & Procurement & industry expertise
  • 8+ years leadership experience
  • 10+ years professional experience in industry environment, preferably automotive industry
  • Strong negotiating and concluding skills, taking profitability aspects into account
  • Sales oriented thinking and acting
  • Ability to operate in a cross- cultural environment
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus

You want to hear more about the role and product area you will be responsible for? I look forward to hear from you, contact me today! Yours, Emil