Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of over 10 billion euros.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global supplier of innovative technical textiles for the markets of automotive, building materials, apparel, energy, filter media, healthcare, building interiors, shoe and leather goods as well as specialties. The company generates sales of more than 1.3 billion euros, has 33 production sites in 14 countries around the world and some 5,000 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility as the basis for its business success.
location_on Shanghai
trip_origin Freudenberg & Vilene International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
You support our team as

Category Manager


  • Develop and implement the sourcing strategy for the responsible category.
  • Manage all sourcing of Finished goods (internal and external suppliers) inc. Support and follow up on new product and sample development; participate in negotiations of price, payment term and other delivery-rated terms; ongoing commercial management of supplier relations.
  • Fulfill the COT\target being set up. Communicate performance results on a scheduled basis.
  • Continually scout for and develop new 3rd party suppliers and assist in supplier quality assessment & audit of identified suppliers.
  • Define and drive cost saving initiatives in all area of sourcing, inc. by scouting innovative product, material and technology.
  • Supplier performance monitoring inc. regular visits and meetings with the incumbent suppliers to maintain an updated status of their production, capability and capacity; foresee and report any potential supplier risk; communicate regularly to internal shareholders on the overall supplier performance; and follow up with suppliers and encourage holistic and sustainable improvements.
  • Support claim in accordance with terms and conditions. take action when necessary to remedy unsatisfactory performance.
  • Support implementation of common process \ system [if any], and other supply chain initiatives as required.
  • Maintain an updated and detailed knowledge of supplier cost drivers based on the commodity market.
  • Other duties or specific projects being assigned by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor Degree or above, preferably with an educational background in textile\garment engineering or related (eg. Textile Engineering, Textile Materials, Dyeing and Finishing, Garment Engineering, Fiber Technology, Fiber Engineering, Non-woven technology)
  • >=6yrs of professional experience in textiles, garment or related industries; Previous experience in Interlining industry is a big plus with solid experience in Interlining production process, product development, product quality and cost.
  • Extensive knowledge in sourcing of Interlining or textile products in China and Asia
  • Experience with supplier negotiations.
  • Solid Sourcing Experience: >= 3 years working as Sourcing Manager
  • Good Negotiation Skills
  • Good in English and computer skills
  • High degree of Integrity
  • Details Oriented, Organized and be able to work under pressure

Your Benefitsarrow_right

Performance-related bonus

Performance-related bonus

Performance-related bonus
Performance-related bonus: When you have an impact, you can reap the rewards
Health insurance

Health insurance

Health insurance
Health insurance: Insurance: backstop protection against health risks
Paid holidays

Paid holidays

Paid holidays
Paid holidays: With paid time-off, local holidays are all the more relaxing.
Training / Career development

Training / Career development

Training / Career development
Training / Career development: Programs to supercharge skills and expertise
Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion: Enter a diversity-driven world of innovation
The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Additional Informationarrow_right

RecruiterHannah Tang
+86 21 54451212