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Senior Indirect Category Supplier Manager

Boise, ID, US

Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


Req. ID: 285381 


Open to Micron US Manufacturing locations (Boise, ID, San Jose, CA, or Manassas VA)


As an Indirect Regional Sr. Supplier Manager at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be the primary category point of contact for supplier interactions, supplier performance management and negotiations. In this role, you will actively engage and partner with internal stakeholders to build sourcing strategies, procure and orchestrate regular comprehensive supplier performance reviews.


You will lead the development and implementation of category strategies and projects related, and not limited to, cost reduction initiatives, supply base optimization and contract negotiation. This is accomplished through building and maintaining supplier relationships to meet category and stakeholder requirements. This includes implementing structure needed to pull a team around a shared goal, prioritize, coordinate expectations, define R&Rs, plan schedule, ensure alignment and continuously manage execution so everyone crosses the finish line together, delivering desired business outcomes.


In this role, you will engage in market, category/segment and supplier benchmarking analysis to formulate, lead and execute strategies that optimize cost, supply and quality. Additional responsibilities include coordinating execution and deliverables to achieve desired results; 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 for Sustaining Purchases

  • Lead or participate in negotiations for 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 negotiate
  • 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


About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


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.


Micron prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other international and industry labor standards.


Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


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 by completing our General Contact Form

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