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Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global sourcing strategies and global supplier network capabilities for assigned categories to achieve key business goals: Time to Market, Cost of Goods Reduction, Lead Time Reduction and Supplier Business Continuity in ramp-up and ramp-down situations Communicates commodity strategies across the organization, the Business Units and NPI Operations to ensure sourcing decisions and product development aligns with strategic supplier selections
  • Formulate negotiation strategy to proactively drive cost reduction with suppliers in a complex, high mix/ low volume environment to meet strategic, operational and financial performance targets
  • Total commodity ownership, including supplier relationship management in alignment with the needs of the business, the global supply strategy and specific commodity strategies. Inclusive of actively approaching the supplier market by means of investigating, screening, pre-selection of and negotiation with new or alternative suppliers for a product group/line of business
  • Support the Global Procurement Director on the negotiations of complex agreements with suppliers encompassing key program specifications and functional objectives
  • Responsible for total supplier performance: measure and manage vs. key targets, compliance to agreements and implementing improvement roadmaps to address gaps
  • Recommend Make-versus-Buy strategy on long-term basis for selected commodities or assemblies Work effectively with internal stakeholders cross-functionally and cross-regionally, as well as those of external partnerships who are critical to meeting key objectives
  • Maintain and provide current understanding on industry and technology trends for the assigned categories Acting as interface between suppliers and business regarding tactical issues, pricing, quality while maintaining continuity of supply by taking ownership of tactical issues, facilitating work through others, and driving the team to closure
  • Routinely performs supply risk assessments, and drives mitigation plans accordingly, including setting up and working out of secondary and/or alternative supplier routes in regard to the purchasing of strategically important and critical products/goods

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree with related experience or Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or similar field
  • 5 + years of work-related experience in Procurement or Commodity management, with demonstrated increase of responsibilities
  • 3+ years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing or similar high technology manufacturing environment
  • Excels in Communicating, Customer Focus, Initiative and Results Drive
  • Experience in build to print, OEM, machining, contract manufacturing and operational background a plus Good command of written and spoken English