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Senior/ Material Category Supplier Executive

Penang, 07, MY

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: 284341 


As a Solutions Materials Category Supplier Manager for SMT Materials, you will manage and coordinate all business activities and key material groups for strategic materials with all Micron sites.   As a Category Supplier Manager at Micron, you will also be responsible for communicating strategic direction and requirements to suppliers related to a specific set of materials. This includes working with a multi-site team to develop and execute price negotiations for global materials, research and publish market information related to supply, costs, and supplier financials and supplier manufacturing capacities.  Aggregating this information you will publish and execute a global category strategy.

In this job function, it is important that you develop lasting contacts and industry relationships to gain best pricing intelligence and provide expertise on industry trends, technology direction, supplier technical and commercial roadmaps and lead time trends. You must 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.

This position also requires that you serve as the primary point of contact for resolving critical supplier issues and coordinate internal communication among site buyers related to common supplier issues.  You will also collect consolidate and present multi-site data and feedback for annual supplier evaluations. A significant amount of international business travel and advanced supplier relations skills are required.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Develop and execute commodity strategies through global alignment with Micron business units, manufacturing, engineering, quality and site purchasing teams
  • Build, develop and lead a global key materials team
  • Manage all aspects of a global supplier relationship including contract terms, pricing, capacity assurance, risk management, continuous supply, supplier programs (consignment, VMI, local warehousing), materials forecasting and downstream raw materials supply
  • Establish goals, improvement plans, business reviews and monthly reporting
  • Support the organization to ensure global alignment and meet deliverables and timelines
  • Execute effective supplier negotiations and event driven cost reductions
  • Build senior level supplier relationships
  • Drive supplier rationalization strategy to maximize category leverage
  • Work with supply base to establish robust quality operating systems to support “zero defect” culture, including administration and follow up of SCARs to suppliers and participating in supplier site audits
  • Manage supplier performance evaluation (SCORECARD)
  • Manage site related procurement sourcing & support activities on BE Materials


Qualifications and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Production Operations Management or related field of study.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ purchasing experience preferably with at least two years serving in a global strategic role
  • Experience in cost based negotiations, cost analysis and cost modeling
  • In depth knowledge of semiconductor packaging and testing
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to assume a leadership role in business settings with suppliers, outside executives and Micron management
  • Self-starting individual, with ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Experience working for a multi-national company, and the ability to communicate effectively with different cultures globally
  • Strong presentation skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PP, SAP and other data mining tools
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed


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

Keywords:  Penang || Pulau Pinang (MY-07) || Malaysia (MY) || Backend Manufacturing || Experienced || Regular || Materials/Purchasing || #LI-EA1 || Tier 4 || 

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