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GP - SENIOR FRONTEND MATERIAL CATEGORY MANAGER

Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: Singapore, 03, SG

Company: Micron

 

Req. ID: 98142 

Job Description

As a Category Supplier Manager 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, serving as a primary contact for industry and supplier information, and acting as a mentor for other members within the Procurement organization.

 

Role Responsibilities & Tasks

Manage Supplier Relationship Globally

  • 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 Executive Leadership
  • 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 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.
  • Coordinate with Category Sourcing 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 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
  • Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings

 

Education requirement:

  • Required:  Bachelor/Masters Degree or equivalent experience in Chemical Engineering, MBA is a plus.
  • Desired Certification: APICS, PMI, CPM, CPSM, or other related fields of study

 

Experience

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in Purchasing/Procurement, Engineering, or Supply Chain
  • 5 or more years management experience.

 

Other REQUIRED

  • Proficient in English, in terms of oral/written communication 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to be a persuasive advocate 
  • Experience as change agent that seeks out and advocates new and innovative solutions to meet the business needs 
  • Collaboration skills with peers in global category and stakeholder teams 
  • Able to work independently or with a cross functional team 
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills, including to navigate the organization and influence decisions 
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, including leveraging an analytic toolset and setting financial targets to incorporate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concepts 
  • History in Business Acumen, Planning, and Decision Making 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications

 

DESIRED

  • Exceptional negotiation experience 
  • Familiarity with FE Materials categories  
  • Personnel Management experience
  • Knowledge and application of Should-Cost modeling, TCO concepts and strategic sourcing process would be an advantage

 

 

Location: 1 North Coast Drive, Singapore 757432


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).


Keywords:  Singapore || North West (SG-03) || Singapore (SG) || Frontend Manufacturing || Experienced || Regular || Materials/Purchasing || *LI-SING  ||
 


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