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Manager, A/T Cost

Singapore, 01, SG


Req. ID: 227862 


Job Description

As Cost Manager at Micron Technology you will drive strategic and tactical initiatives to deliver successful cost reduction efforts for Backend Operations. You will partner closely with sites, procurement, Finance, Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning, Project Management Office (PMO), Business Units & leadership teams to drive cost reduction efforts across an array of topics that include (but not limited to) Materials, Outside Services, Labor Productivity, Maxout, Capital Efficiency & Revenue Gain. You will be accountable to develop & mentor the cost team members, both direct reports and global linked members (including leadership) in promoting & utilizing tools, processes, key metrics, required to sustain & grow the cost program. You should possess detailed understanding on backend area operations, planning processes and Financial know how. You will be an advocate to share Best Known Methods across the network and help identify additional opportunities. You will ensure a timely and effective communication and escalation at various levels of leadership, as required. As the owner of a key big rock network program, this central role requires a keen sense of ownership, flexibility and ability to maintain global relationship, willingness of flexible timings, good communication and presentation skills, & an organized qualitative data driven program management.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Own & lead a sustainable cost savings program for Micron’s Back End (BE) Operations
  • Lead the definition, communication & tracking of yearly/quarterly/monthly targets for network and sites/teams.
  • Define, sustain, and improve the business processes to manage, track and report BE cost & capital reduction efforts, savings and metrics.
  • Lead Gap Closure on key metrics through deep dives and workshops as required. Track Action Items / Initiatives Towards Closure
  • Initiate and Collaborate with Multifunctional teams (Sites and Central Teams) comprising of Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, Finance, Project Management and Business Units on an array of cost reduction initiatives.
  • Develop & Maintain (Tableau) Dashboards required to communicate the required metrics as part of program management.
  • Ensure single source of tracking of projects, and ensure data integrity with transition of BEGAPS system from metastorm to Tickets platform
  • Ensure effective and timely communication on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly communication through leadership updates and Newsletters. Provide support on communication to the Business Units as required. Develop & Maintain Effective Playbooks for ease of Communication
  • Lead (regular & adhoc) Meeting Forums with various stakeholders (including leadership) to track and communicate status of projects and programs.
  • Drive Best-Known-Methods (BKM) based project sharing across the network & make it a key priority.
  • Maintain knowledge on Back End Processes and systems used. Keep abreast with continually changing business plans and roadmaps that affect costs.
  • Demonstrate expertise in project & program management, to deliver quality value-added output, on time.
  • Lead / Participate in Should Cost Model and CleanSheet Analysis to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide recommendations through clear, logical & data-driven information to be used in any decision-making process.
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills to align network issues and standardize calculation methodologies across the network
  • Negotiate and defuse stressful situations to achieve optimal outcomes for Micron, through effective conflict resolution/data driven decision making process
  • Escalate, in a timely and an appropriate manner, any issues or roadblocks to supervisor and other leaders
  • Coach / Mentor / Guide direct and indirect team reports within and outside cost team. Develop Effective Team Members



Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, or an equivalent engineering degree.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in Manufacturing, Engineering or Finance. Combination of education and related work experience



  • Knowledge of Back End Process Areas and Equipment being used within the micron network
  • Strong Understanding of Micron’s Planning process, supply chain processes such as S&OP, financial budgeting processes, etc
  • The ability to work closely with others in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills is key to this role
  • Strong data driven mentality for decision making. The ability to provide and evaluate options that enable lowest cost of operation.
  • Exceptional customer focus.
  • Knowledge and practical application of statistics, data analysis and problem solving.
  • The ability to utilize existing tools and templates with minimal or no guidance for complex situations.
  • The willingness to work flexible hours and travel as required
  • Systems knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, Access), Advanced data skills on visualization software such as Tablea
  • Technical skills such as Back End area Processes, Equipment knowledge, Understanding of overall Business Roadmap, Capital Budgeting & Funding Processes, MOR, S&OP, etc
  • Demonstrate strong Problem-Solving Skills to resolve issue
  • Soft skills such as strong written and verbal communication skills, approachability, responsiveness, ability to work easily within and outside a team, strong collaboration skills, and good interpersonal skills.


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:  Singapore || Central Singapore (SG-01) || Singapore (SG) || Backend Manufacturing || Experienced || Regular || Project/Program Management || #LI-KL1 || Tier 4 || 

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