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Sr. Category Supplier Manager, Facility Capital Equipment (Taichung)

Taichung, TXG, TW

Req. ID: 226941 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our dedication to people, innovation, tenacity, partnership, 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 collaboration while supporting our global community.



As the Sr. Category Manager for Facilities Capital Equipment, you will be a part of the Indirect Facilities Procurement team at Micron Technology, Inc.  You will be responsible for driving the facilities capital equipment category and supplier relationships globally. You will engage externally with equipment and installation suppliers and manage them through advanced techniques, models and processes that result in high quality supplier support when providing goods and services. 

Internally, you will partner with Global Facilities R&D, the construction teams and operations / maintenance teams to determine requirements and execute sourcing strategies.  This includes, but is not limited to, activities that support strategic initiatives, supplier performance management, global supplier coordination, sourcing activities and healthy supplier relationships.  You will engage in and lead the development and implementation of supplier strategies to optimize cost, supply and quality. 


Manage Supplier Relationship Globally 
• Act as primary point of contact for assigned suppliers
• Perform commercial supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of strategic suppliers 
• Maintain collaborative relationships with supplier(s) while effectively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with Micron’s strategic direction 
• Ensure suppliers comply with Micron’s business ethics, code-of-conduct programs, and corporate safety policies and social responsibility initiatives 
• Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization including Executive Leadership 
• Enlist senior management, when appropriate, to help reinforce commitment and involvement from suppliers 
• Provide the voice of the supply base to Micron and provide the voice of Micron to the supply base 

Drive Negotiations with Suppliers
• Develop a category strategy for each equipment segment

• Lead sourcing events/RFx process  
• Lead or participate in negotiations

• Incorporate savings targets and contract requirements into negotiations 

Manage Supplier Performance
• Partner with Global Facilities stakeholders and sites teams to build comprehensive view of supplier performance 
• Collect and relay site specific priorities to suppliers 
• Own and manage overall Strategic Supplier relationships for equipment category
• Collaborate internally to drive and develop key performance measures/metrics for Strategic Suppliers and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement 
• Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings

Create and Implement Equipment Category Strategies
• Participate in supplier segmentation and strategic goal setting 
• Provide market intelligence and price trends to relevant internal stakeholders on a disciplined schedule 
• Utilize should-cost models for assigned categories that are benchmarked and relevant to the global marketplace 
• Serve as the subject matter expert for facilities equipment procurement category and share knowledge with key stakeholders and Indirect teams to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution


• Bachelor's Degree or higher

• PMP certification or equivalent, preferred




• Manage multiple large projects concurrently, ability to work with minimal supervision; strong project management skills

• 5+ years experience with capital equipment (i.e. procurement, engineering, sales, supply chain etc.)

• Proficient in MS office suite applications

• Ability to lead without direct authority

• Strong relationship skills / ability to “be the voice of Micron”

• Comfort around Senior Leaders and Executives, ability to create and deliver executive-level presentations




• Knowledge of MEP systems, generally accepted standards of workmanship in infrastructure systems

• Experience with industry-standard contracts (FIDIC) and/or Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contracting

• Knowledge of innovative construction practices, may include BIM (or greater) technology, pre-fabrication, modular systems, etc.



Travel Required?

•  Yes




According to the "Employment Service Act", positions with salary lower than NTD$40,000, please refer to the salary information in the job description. Positions with salary over than NTD$40,000 will be subject to be discussed during interview.


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.


To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 and/or by completing our General Contact Form


Keywords:  Taichung || Taichung City (TW-TXG) || Taiwan (TW) || Frontend Manufacturing || Experienced || Regular || Materials/Purchasing || Not Applicable || Tier 4 || 

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