Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Buyer/Planner (Supply chain / SCM | Planning | Purchasing | MRP) (# 115528)

Position: Buyer/Planner
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA). The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology. We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market. The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials purchases. Obtains materials using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels (i.e., just in time purchases). Resolves discrepancies. Ensures material standards are met and non-conformance or variances are approved and/or minimized. Develops specifications for new contract orders. Gathers quotations, examines bids and participates in making awards. Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. Evaluates vendor reliability and develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.

Uses skills as an experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.  Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Able to interact with internal / external management across functions and organizations.
  • Learn and understand company business requirements, market dynamics and trends, supply base and supply base capabilities for given commodities.
  • Participate in and grow skills to take lead role in supplier negotiations.  Execute, manage and administer supplier contracts, SOWs, SLAs, NDAs and other required supplier agreements.
  • Effectively manage supplier relationships and both the enterprise and division, function and project level.
  • Lead, develop, create and deploy supplier scorecards.  Lead, co-ordinate and manage supplier business reviews.
  • Ensure adherence to company supply chain management best practices, policies, procedures and external compliance requirements.
Preferred Qualification:
  • Bachelor's degree, in a related field, with 5 years of experience.
  • Demonstrate understanding of MRP and material planning concepts.
  • Experience with SAP.
  • Ability to work well on cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to travel.  <20 li="">
  • Seven or more years of previous supplier management experience in a high technology field.
  • ERP system experience
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience
Master's Degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience.

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KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.