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Date: Apr 17, 2018

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron

Req Id: 115161 

As a Sr Global Category Manager in the Procurement organization at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be the primary point of contact for supplier interactions, performance management, and negotiations. In this role, you will partner with internal stakeholders to build comprehensive view of supplier performance for continued sourcing success. You will lead the development and implementation of category strategies and projects related but not limited to cost reduction initiatives, supply base optimization, and contract negotiation. This is accomplished through building and maintaining strategic supplier relationships to meet needs according to category strategies.


Responsibilities and Tasks:


Identify and Implement Supplier-Related Savings Levers

  • Participate in supplier segmentation and strategic goal setting
  • Provide market intelligence and category price trends to relevant internal stakeholders on a disciplined schedule
  • Utilize should-cost models for assigned categories that are benchmarked and relevant to the global marketplace
  • Serve as the center of knowledge for assigned category and share knowledge with key stakeholders and members of the category teams to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution


Drive Negotiations with Suppliers for Sustaining Purchases

  • Lead or participate in negotiations for contract extensions and renewals, renegotiation of prices, transfers, etc.
  • Perform commercial supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of strategic supplier
  • Lead in Hotel RFP aligning with Consultants
  • Incorporate savings targets and contract requirements into negotiations
  • Develop a contract strategy for suppliers in assigned categories and create, negotiate, monitor and enforce contracted terms and conditions 
  • Negotiate Contracts on behalf of the Program
  • Primary point of contact for assigned suppliers including supplier Escalations relative to Contractual obligations
  • Identify and implement opportunities to lower the cost and increase the quality of Global Travel services. This includes existing services as well as services not currently managed at a corporate level.


Ensure Supplier Performance Management

  • Partner with category team and sites to build comprehensive view of supplier performance
  • Collect and relay site specific priorities to suppliers
  • Own and manage overall Strategic Supplier relationships within the assigned categories
  • Collaborate internally to drive and develop key performance measures/metrics for Strategic Suppliers and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement
  • CIP management for Travel
  • Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings
  • Use provided reports/analytics to assist Indirect Leadership on larger upcoming projects
  • Lead in Semi-Annual Supplier Reviews
  • Lead Annual Scorecard for Travel Management Company
  • Strategy – Develop the Global Travel Strategy, including Air, Hotel and Car (attend Travel conferences, webinars, events)  
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with supplier(s) while effectively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with Micron's strategic direction
  • Ensure suppliers comply with Micron's code-of-conduct programs and corporate social responsibility initiatives
  • Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization including Executive Leadership
  • Enlist senior management, when appropriate, to help reinforce commitment and involvement from suppliers as wells as ensure alignment on strategies
  • Strategy alignment with frequent travelers for ensure understanding of their insight
  • Provide the voice of the supply base to Micron and provide the voice of Micron to the supply base
  • Manage the relationships with our corporate services vendors. This includes establishing and communicating all SLAs for all Travel Services to Travelers
  • Define metrics and key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of service delivery. Conduct regular reviews of financial and operational performance with the overall goal of identifying levers that will improve financial performance and manage risk.
  • Own the policy development and enforcement for all Global Travel services. Keep abreast of the latest industry trends and maintain alignment with the company strategy.
  • Develop and adjust Global Travel services policies to improve processes, reduce risk, and provide cost savings.
  • Develop processes and procedures to measure and enforce the policies
  • Traveling to global locations to drive strategy alignment with hotel and airline


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in any field:  Engineering, Purchasing/Procurement, Supply Chain or Supplier/Partner Relations
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Able to work independently or with a cross-functional team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Strong relationship skills / ability to “be the face of Micron”
  • Negotiation training or experience
  • Familiar with performance management techniques
  • Ability to lead without authority
  • Experience working at executive levels both internally and externally
  • Professional Procurement Certification (ISM, APICS, other), preferred



B.S. degree in Business/Business Administration, Management, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field.

M.B.A. or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics or related field of study (preferred).



We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.
Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.
To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).
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