Senior Category Manager
Posted on: August 1, 2022
Company OverviewKLA is a global leader in diversified
electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem.
Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using
our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device,
voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car
would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems
and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles,
integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat
panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing
humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA
focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15%
of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists,
engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with
the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery
of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our
teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a
dull moment with us.
Group/DivisionKLA 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,
Job DescriptionResponsible for technical sourcing, supplier
relationship management, and program management of technical
components, subsystems, and systems that are developed with and/or
procured from our supply chain. Requires a blend of technical and
business expertise as well as solid interpersonal and negotiation
skills to contribute, lead, and manage at all organizational
levels, both internally and externally. Contribute, lead, and
manage cross-functional and cross-divisional (as needed) teams to
ensure timely achievement of milestones, effective supplier
relationship management, and on-time delivery of high quality
material goods and services at the lowest possible costs. These
positions lead, co-ordinate, and manage supplier business reviews.
They also support, lead, and manage the early involvement of key
suppliers in our technology and NPI programs managing the sometimes
conflicting technical and business challenges.In addition, these
positions support, lead, and manage the achievement of all business
objectives, including technology and product requirements, cost
reductions, product improvements, and problem resolutions. The
positions require a technical understanding of our products,
commodities, and components; as well as an understanding of both
our suppliers' and our own business and market trends.
- Positions require a minimum of a BS Degree in a technical
engineering field or equivalent; In addition, an MBA is preferred.
Relevant industry experience in engineering or product development,
as well as experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain, or
procurement. Experience in marketing is a plus. Technical sales
experience will also be considered.
- Positions require solid technical, business, interpersonal, and
- Ability to develop and execute sourcing strategies that map to
and support overall business strategies.
- Ability to lead complex supplier relationship and
- Ability to develop and manage supplier business reviews and
- Able to ensure compliance with company supply chain management
best practices, policies, procedures, and external compliance
- Ability to contribute and drive technical solutions both
internally and externally.
- Domestic and international travel may be required.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of full COVID-19
vaccination is required where permitted by law. KLA will consider
reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. Please note
that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is
required for an essential function of the position, including for
international travel or customer site access.
The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package
including but not limited to the following: medical, dental,
vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including
company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student
debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, financial planning
benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid
company holidays, family care and bonding leave.
KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national
origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status
or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure
that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodation.
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