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BE Category Supplier Manager

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Date: Jun 17, 2019

Location: Pinang, 07, MY

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 132498 

Job Description

As a Global Category Manager for Test Burn-In-Printed Circuit Boards and Test Burn-In Sockets you will develop and execute a holistic sourcing and management strategy for a specific category of spend and lead a team dedicated to this category. You will participate in the development of strategies for assigned categories by conducting an assessment of a category's current and future needs, analysis of market trends and potential suppliers, analysis of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and opportunities to leverage changes in processes, systems and product/services, and estimating timing and level of savings capture.

In this role you will manage implementation of each category's strategy by establishing site-specific implementation timing, identifying required implementation resources and developing communication channels and tools to introduce the new strategy. In addition, you will develop and lead cross functional teams to execute on strategy.

Other responsibilities include ensuring department compliance to company policies and departmental procedures. You will provide leadership for building and implementing department strategies, processes, and policy through active oversight of functional teams and projects, and mentor functional leaders through collaboration and the development of sustainably successful solutions. You will also be responsible for conveying corporate business initiatives, aligning team and individual goals to business objectives, and driving overall high performance within your team and the department.


Role Responsibilities & Tasks

Build and Execute Strategic Sourcing and Category Management Plan for Assigned Categories

  • Work with direct and cross-functional teams to plan strategic sourcing direction for category
  • Recommend targets for spend reduction, purchasing efficiency, customer services and supplier management
  • Identify and implement category specific savings levers
  • Recommend resource levels across procurement sourcing categories, projects and functions
  • Monitor and adjust category compliance (e.g. risk, spend, quality, supplier segmentation, management)
  • Monitor the implementation of sourcing strategies and contract compliance and participate in the resolution of any constraints or issues
  • Deliver category savings and scorecard metric targets
  • Communicate sourcing trends and results for assigned categories to the Category Director
  • Maintain supplier segmentation map for category; build partnerships with strategic suppliers

Lead and Manage Procurement Category Teams

  • Support building of the right procurement team (recruitment, training, staffing, and retention)
  • Present strategic plan for the assigned categories and report status
  • Build consensus on assigned category strategic plan and refine (if required)
  • Provide input on procurement initiatives
  • Assist Category Director in building integrated strategic plan
  • Represent Micron in industry and professional forums

Interface with Customers, Procurement Business Partners, and Suppliers on Category Strategies

  • Ensure customer category requirements met
  • Communicate strategic sourcing goals, category management plans, initiatives and targets to customers
  • Maintain relationships with supplier senior executives
  • Initiate and sustain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders


Collaborate with Stakeholders to Deliver Strategic Solutions

  • Develop and maintain expertise in the assigned spend categories through relationships with Category Director, Category Supplier Managers, and Global 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 category-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 category




Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
• Business Administration/Management
• Engineering
• Related field of study


The following are examples of experiences to help prepare a team member for the Global Category Manager.
• Analytical and problem solving thinker that can set financial targets and incorporate TCO concepts
• An advocate and a change agent, capable of navigating the organization and influence decisions
• Ability to navigate the organization and influence decisions
• Analytic toolset – able to set financial targets and incorporate TCO concepts
• Negotiation experience
• Knowledge of Should-Cost modeling, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concepts and strategic sourcing process
• Familiarity with technologies related to assigned categories



Minimum 2 years’ experience in any of the following:
• Purchasing/Procurement
• Supply Chain
• CPM or CPSM Certification, or other Procurement certification
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications


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 by completing our General Contact Form

Keywords:  Pinang || Pulau Pinang (MY-07) || Malaysia (MY) || Backend Manufacturing || Experienced || Regular || Materials/Purchasing || #LI-MH2 || Tier 4 || 

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