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Senior Category Supply Manager

San Jose, CA, US


Req. ID: 165746 

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 Senior Category Supply Manager for our Silicon and Design Solutions, we are looking to you to be the primary category point person for supplier interactions, performance management, and negotiations. You will partner with internal partners to build comprehensive view of supplier performance for continued sourcing success. You will own the development and implementation of category strategies and projects related but not limited to cost reduction initiatives, supply base optimization, and contract negotiation. This is accomplished through building and maintaining supplier relationships to meet needs according to category strategies.


In this job function, it is meaningful for you to develop lasting contacts and positive 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. You will 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 that you serve as the primary point of contact for resolving critical supplier issues and oversee internal communication related to common supplier issues.


Role Responsibilities & Tasks

Ensure Supplier Performance Management

  • Act as go to person for suppliers engagement
  • Build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of internal organizations (business owners, practices, departments) to understand current and future data needs and strategy for data in assigned functional area required to meet business objectives
  • Maintain collaborative and positive relationships with stakeholder(s) and supplier(s) while resolving supplier performance/capability issues
  • Perform commercial supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of suppliers
  • Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization
  • Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings
  • Actively seek opportunities for process improvements
  • Lead conflict and build effective relationships with integrity, initiate and sustain effective communication with internal and external partners
  • Provide recommendations to senior and executive management on strategic decisions to positively influence strategic direction

Drive Negotiations and Strategies for Sustaining Purchases

  • Participate in supplier segmentation and strategic goal setting
  • Lead or participate in negotiations for contract changes
  • Develop a contract strategy for suppliers in assigned category and negotiate, monitor and implement contracted terms and conditions
  • Communicates and aligns strategy with stakeholders and Executives
  • Sets and executes multi-year strategy roadmaps based on business needs and supplier landscape.
  • Collaborates with Procurement Directors and Global Supplier Managers to coordinate approach to cross-category vendors


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management or related degree
  • Min. 10 years supply Chain, or procurement experiences in Semiconductor/Foundry
  • IP (intellectual property) knowledge/experiences is a plus


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 leverage 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.



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

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