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Sr Category Supplier Manager

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Hyderabad, AP, IN

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 137913 


As a Senior Category Supplier Manager at Micron Technology, Inc., you will manage strategic suppliers within the Information Technology (IT) and Professional Services categories of Indirect Procurement at Micron.  You will use advanced techniques, models, and processes that result in high quality supplier support when providing goods and services. This includes but is not limited to activities that support strategic initiatives, supplier performance management, global supplier coordination, sourcing activities, and healthy supplier relationships.

In this role, you are expected to collaborate with Supplier Managers, Category Managers and supplier account teams across multiple categories, in an indirect leadership role. You will engage in and lead the development and implementation of supplier 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.


Drive a Holistic Negotiation Strategy with Supplier for New Business and Sustaining Purchases

  • Collaborate across categories to ensure unified negotiation plans
  • Lead or participate in negotiations for contract extensions and renewals, renegotiation of prices, transfers, etc.
  • Coordinate with Category Sourcing Managers to incorporate sourcing events/RFQ process into bundled negotiation
  • Incorporate savings targets and contract requirements into negotiations
  • Develop a contract strategy for suppliers and create, negotiate, monitor and enforce contracted terms and conditions 

Identify and Implement Supplier-Related Savings Levers

  • Incorporate savings targets and contract requirements across categories into negotiations
  • Participate in supplier segmentation and strategic goal setting
  • Coordinate supplier initiatives with category teams
  • Provide market intelligence and price trends to relevant internal stakeholders on a disciplined schedule
  • Utilize should-cost models that are benchmarked and relevant to the global marketplace
  • Serve as the center of knowledge and share knowledge with key stakeholders and members of the category teams to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution.

Own the Global Relationship for a Large Strategic Supplier or Suppliers

  • Serve as lead for cross-category and significant company to company escalations; support category escalations for assigned suppliers as needed
  • Serve as the center of knowledge for assigned supplier(s) and share knowledge with key stakeholders and members of the category teams to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution
  • Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization, including Executive Leadership
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with supplier(s) while effectively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with Micron's strategic direction
  • Communicate supplier performance management results and activities for assigned suppliers to the Category Director

Responsible for the Commercial Supplier Relationship

  • Support supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of a strategic supplier
  • Ensure supplier contracts meet stakeholder needs and both parties comply with terms once finalized
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with the supplier while effectively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with Micron's strategic direction
  • Create and foster a collaborative environment with suppliers to generate optimum value to the Micron network.
  • Enlist senior management, when appropriate, to help reinforce commitment and involvement from suppliers

Ensure Supplier Performance Management

  • Partner with category team and stakeholders to build comprehensive view of supplier performance
  • Assist Category Team in relaying site-specific priorities to supplier
  • Collaborate internally to drive and develop key performance measures/metrics and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement
  • Lead in organizing and delivering on supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings

Collaborate with Stakeholders to Deliver Strategic Solutions

  • Develop and maintain expertise in the assigned supplier(s) through relationships with Category Director, Global Category Managers, and Category Supplier Managers
  • Implement processes to monitor stakeholder satisfaction with key suppliers
  • Drive customer-centric approach to solving issues and representing Procurement
  • Maintain close interaction with business partners to ensure supplier-related needs are addressed
  • Manage conflict and build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide advice to senior and executive management on strategic decisions related to the supplier(s)


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


10+ years of experience

Location: Hyderabad


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.

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