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Senior Category Supply Manager, IP and EDA

San Jose, CA, US


Req. ID: 190782 

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 an authority of IP (Intellectual Property), EDA (Electronic Design Automation), we are looking to you to oversee the category supplier strategies including performance management, negotiations and relationship management. You will partner with internal stakeholders to build a comprehensive view of supplier performance for continued sourcing success, understand market position of each supplier for specific IP, assess the financial stability of suppliers, and provide input and recommendations. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of category strategies and projects related but not limited to cost reduction initiatives, supply base optimization, and contract negotiation.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Lead and build effective relationships with integrity, initiate and sustain effective communication with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to analyze spend data, internal requirements, and external supply markets to develop strategic sourcing strategies and plans aligned with the business goals.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with internal clients to strategically handle spend and the supply base for EDA, IP and capital category.
  • Act as procurement authority for 3rd party IP, EDA and Engineering Services. Develop and deploy standard methodology for procurement, category management and supplier management.
  • Negotiate, manage, coordinate, and support Engineering sourcing activities for services, identification, proposal analysis, review & clarification, contract knowledge, supplier performance management, supplier/customer conflict resolution.
  • Build and maintain relationship with a wide variety of internal organizations to understand current and future IP requirements to meet business objectives.
  • Provide recommendations to senior and executive management on strategic decisions to positively influence strategic direction.
  • Collaborates with Procurement Directors and other category suppler managers to coordinate approach to cross-category suppliers.
  • Prepare, redline and negotiate commercial contracts - services agreements, licenses, statements of work and amendments.
  • Lead, coordinate and support special projects as needed.
  • Ensure timely and cost-effective acquisition of products, services and equipment while driving contract compliance.
  • IP, EDA and capital items focal point for all the relevant Engineering and R&D organizations globally.
  • Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization.
  • Actively seek opportunities for process improvements.



Degree or equivalent experience at minimum:

  • BA/BS in Business Administration/Management or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • 10+ years' experience in procurement of EDA / IP within the semiconductor.
  • Previous experience and innovative in developing business models and analytical in making sound recommendation based on benchmark data and business assessment.
  • An effective teammate and leader to drive successful procurement in balance of cost, value, risk, and timing. Experience successfully working in a matrix-oriented environment is critical.
  • Ability to work well in a high-paced, dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure tasks are completed and deadlines are met.


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/San Jose 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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