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Category Supplier Specialist

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Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 129872 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


As a Category Supplier Specialist you will be the primary category point of contact for supplier interactions during Development and New Product Introduction (NPI).

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 demonstrate spend as well as lead and participate in department projects. Support order placement of development materials to support time sensitive product development goals.

In this job function, it is important that you develop lasting contacts and industry relationships to gain the best pricing intelligence and provide expertise on industry trends, technology direction, supplier technical and commercial roadmaps and lead time trends. Also understand the market position of each supplier for specific materials, assessing the financial stability of suppliers, and provide input and recommendations to Micron Management. This position also requires coordination of Micron strategic material teams with Micron procurement and technical teams from multiple sites which will include: Conference calls, goal setting, supplier evaluations, global supplier meetings, and technology roadmaps.

Role Responsibilities & Tasks:

You will act as primary point of contact for site Material suppliers

You will perform commercial supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of strategic suppliers

You will maintain reciprocal relationships with supplier(s) while resolving supplier performance/capability issues

You ensure suppliers align with Micron's code-of-conduct programs and corporate social responsibility initiatives

Identify and Implement Supplier-Related Savings Levers

You will provide regular market intelligence and category price trends to relevant internal partners


Utilize data and should-cost models with site suppliers

You will participate in negotiations for contract changes

You will coordinate with Back End Procurement Category, Materials, Indirect Sourcing Managers (where relevant) or lead sourcing events/RFQ process into bundled negotiation

We partner with BEPRO category, materials and indirect teams and sites to build comprehensive view of supplier performance

Collect and relay site- specific priorities to suppliers

Support Micron Supplier Qualification Process

Assess Supply Chain Risk and Business Continuity Assessment

Critical to role; can be developed over time or may have at point of hire



Process Management

Eye for business

Decision Quality

Problem Solving

Characteristics required for being successful in the global setting

Cross-Cultural Resourcefulness


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience:

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



New College Graduate or 1 to 2 years of work experience


Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications

Strong social skills and the ability to be a persuasive advocate

Collaboration skills with peers in global category and partner with teams

You are able to work independently or with a cross functional team


About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to demonstrate the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.


Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.

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.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or submit: Job Information Request Form to:

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Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian

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