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Indirect Regional Sr. Supplier Mgr - US/California

Date: Apr 29, 2018

Location: Milpitas, CA, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 110041 

Indirect Regional Sr. Supplier Manager - US, California

As a Indirect Regional Sr. Supplier Manager at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be the primary category 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.

In this role, you will engage in supplier benchmarking analysis to formulate and lead and execute strategies to optimize cost, supply, and quality. Additional responsibilities include negotiating terms, conditions and pricing to leverage spend, leading and participating in department projects, and serving as a contact for regional supplier information.

Responsibilities and Tasks


Manage Supplier Relationship Regionally (in North America)


·  Act as primary point of contact for assigned suppliers in category


·  Perform commercial supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of strategic suppliers


·  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 Senior Leaders or Executives


·  Enlist senior management, when appropriate, to help reinforce commitment and involvement from suppliers


·  Provide the voice of the supply base to Micron and provide the voice of Micron to the supply base


Identify and Implement Supplier-Related Cost Savings Levers


·  Participate in regional supplier segmentation and strategic goal setting


·  Provide market intelligence and category price trends to relevant internal stakeholders on a disciplined schedule


·  Utilize cost analysis and models for assigned categories that are benchmarked and relevant to the regional 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


·  Lead or participate in sourcing events and negotiations for new agreements, contract extensions and renewals, renegotiation of prices, transfers, etc.


·  Coordinate with Global Category Supplier Manager (where relevant) or lead sourcing events/RFQ process into bundled negotiation


·  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


Ensure Supplier Performance Management


·  Partner with stakeholders to build comprehensive view of supplier performance


·  Collect and relay site specific priorities to suppliers


·  Own and manage overall Supplier Relationships within the assigned categories


·  Collaborate internally to drive and develop key performance measures/metrics for key regional suppliers, and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement


·  Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings




Required: Bachelor/Masters Degree in Business, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field of study

Desired certification:  APICS, PMI, CPM, CPSM, or other related fields of study





3-5 years experience in any of the following:

·  Engineering


·  Purchasing/Procurement


·  Supplier/Partner Relations


·  Supply Chain





·  Excellent oral and written communication skills


·  Able to work independently and with cross functional teams


·  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications


·  Manage multiple projects at one time, ability to prioritze work to meet project timelines


·  Strong relationship skills / ability to “be the face of Micron”


·  Negotiation training or experience


·  Experience working in a team-based environment


·  Ability to lead without direct authority


·  Experience working at senior leaders, levels both internally and externally


· Proven ability to proactively drive results on projects and work assignments




Travel Required?

·  Yes

Travel Details
Travel will be based on business need.

Travel Frequency
Not Specified

Travel Duration
Not Specified

Travel Type
Domestic, US

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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