Thursday, June 1, 2017

Supply Chain Specialist (Commodity Management | Supplier Relationship Management | Strategic Procurement) (# 115378)

Position: Supply Chain Specialist
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full timeJob Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Supply Chain Management:
  • Manage Supplier Performance
  • Lead supply chain management project/program management and complex problem resolution on new product/service offerings, cost reduction, value engineering, quality, reliability, delivery, inventory and service initiatives.
  • Develops cost roadmaps and commodity strategies which align with Cost of Ownership goals and strategies
  • Understand company business requirements, market dynamics and trends, supply base and supply base capabilities for given commodities.
  • 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 within SSCM and Corporate Procurement.

  • Execute, manage and administer supplier contracts, SOWs, SLAs, NDAs and any other required supplier agreements.
  • Contract Renewals and associated Negotiations
  • Lead Negotiator for GSS Major Agreements 
Supply Chain Management Policies, Procedures, and Tools: 
  • Creates, implements and/or drives industry and company supply chain best practices.
  • Ensures adherence to company supply chain management best practices, policies, procedures and external compliance requirements. 

Active member of the Company Commodity Teams in assigned commodities: 
  • Influences Supplier Selection
  • Insures Service Requirements are included in any Supplier Agreement developed at the Corporate Level.
  • Gains information on NPI / Technology and communicate to GSS Cross Functional Organizations.
  • Understands and helps resolve issues for EOM transfers. 

Coordinates with SCS Individuals in Training and associated Goals & Objectives: 
  • Supplier and Commodity Strategies
  • Contract Administration
  • Business Reviews and Scorecards
  • Lead Critical Complex Supplier Negotiations 

Interacts with all levels of senior management in matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, and suppliers and the company: 
  • Align with US-Ops and Corporate Commodity Leads, as assigned
  • Understand the correlation and coordinate GSS Commodity and Supply Chain Strategies in support of GSS SSCM Operations ( External Procurement, Engineering, Marketing, PSO, Trade Compliance and Global Logistics) 

Preferred Qualification:
Candidate should possess proven management skills along with excellent communication skills, should be process oriented and results driven. Must have the proven ability to effectively deal with ambiguity, identify gaps and implement innovative solutions to increase operational efficiency. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results

Experience and/or working knowledge of material service parts planning processes (DRP) and SAP experience. 
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8+  years of experience or Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience
  • 8+ years materials/procurement experience, at least 3 years in a management role
  • APICS certification, NAPM certification (APP or CPM)
  • 5+ years of Supply Chain Management Experience
  • 5+ years of Materials Management Experience

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8 years of 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.