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Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: Taichung, TXG, TW

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 111208 

Job Description


As a Category Sourcing Manager at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be responsible for the development, alignment, and execution of long range Procurement strategies which enable category teams to meet current and future requirements.


In this role, you will lead the development and implementation of sourcing and selection events related to assigned categories. You will conduct negotiations for strategic sourcing events using should cost modeling and other analytical techniques to drive the negotiation process, and coordinate quarterly negotiations / renewals into bundled negotiation.


In this role, you will partner with cross-functional teams to enable Micron to meet business plan requirements by optimizing cost structure, ensuring quality standards, and securing a reliable supply chain.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Role Responsibilities & Tasks


Facilitate Technical Collaboration with Stakeholders

  • Understand technical market landscape and supplier capabilities and roadmaps
  • Facilitate co-development activities, and technical roadmap collaboration with suppliers
  • Coordinate with supplier safety issues (e.g. process hazards, maintenance procedures)
  • Manage Procurement Sourcing Strategies (including creation through stakeholder input, communication, and execution)


Source and Select Suppliers to Meet Technical and Cost Requirements  

  • Align customers to strategic sourcing goals
  • Drive sourcing requirements and supplier selection through decision matrix in support of technology development, cost reduction, and quality improvement efforts   
  • Pursue commercially viable suppliers
  • Partner with stakeholders to assess Supply Chain risk for new sources
  • Provide category-level analysis to influence sourcing decisions and ensure supplier meets the needs of customer, including Total Cost of Ownership, quality, performance and delivery requirements
  • Initiate and negotiate contracts to completion for new suppliers


Partner in Negotiation Processes to Enable Future Cost Structures 

  • Partner with stakeholders on negotiations with suppliers for strategic sourcing/RFQ events
  • Utilize cost modeling and other analytical techniques to drive negotiation process
  • Ensure all new business awards and opportunities are coordinated to leverage global business volume
  • Negotiate upfront Total Cost of Ownership commitments for time based reductions


Build and Maintain Strong Supplier and Business Relationships 

  • Partner with stakeholders to communicate Technology Roadmap Requirements
  • Interact with Micron and Supplier executives
  • Support Micron Supplier Qualification Process
  • Partner with stakeholders to segment suppliers and setting strategic goals based on technical capabilities


Lead the Organization through the Alternate Sourcing Decision Process

  • Work with customers to define second source criteria and build consensus
  • Ensure recommended alternate suppliers meet all Supply Chain Risk and Business Continuity criteria
  • Identify and advocate CIP opportunities to drive cost reductions


Prepare and Communicate Procurement Transfer Packages (where applicable) 

  • Understand new technology and ensure supply is capable of meeting future requirements
  • Make certain agreed supplier covenants are transferred into long term business engagement processes that drive accountability for performance to those commitments
  • Communicate Total Cost of Ownership projections and commitments
  • Coordinate Forecast Projections associated with new technology deployment




Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Business Administration/Management
  • Engineering
  • Related field of study



Master’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Business Administration/Management
  • Engineering



The following are examples of experiences to help prepare a team member for the Senior Category Sourcing Manager (FE, BE, Capital) role.

  • Strong technical and market knowledge of Category
  • Working as part of a Category team in an engineering capacity
  • Interactions with customer/service orientation
  • Manage interfaces with many sites and customer needs
  • Work independently, in a small team environment or/and with a cross functional team
  • Negotiation experience
  • Proactive nature



8 years’ experience in any of the following:

  • Engineering
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Supplier/Partner Relations
  • Supply Chain
  • Technical knowledge or engineering background (Bachelors or equivalent)


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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