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Indirect Buyer & Sourcing Specialist

Company: KLA Corporation
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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 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, Faster, Cheaper.ResponsibilitiesProcurement Buyer for indirect goods and services, managing all aspects of procurement related activities, such as processing purchase requisitions, creating SAP purchase orders, building and maintaining supplier relationships, contract negotiation, requesting quotes for new and existing suppliers. Work with internal clients to assist with the purchasing process.Source, buy and fulfill orders across all indirect procurement categoriesDrive low dollar sourcing activitiesHelp drive procurement best practices across KLAEvaluate suppliers on the basis of the price, quality, and speed of delivery of their products and servicesPrepare and assist internal clients with submission of RFQ's or other informational requests to suppliersTroubleshoot and ensure problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing are promptly conveyed to the supplier and resolved in a timely mannerManage contract negotiationsUnderstand the vendor master, requisitioning and purchasing applications/processes and assist internal clients on how to efficiently use themWork with the Strategic Sourcing team to help drive early client engagementContribute innovative ideas to drive improvements in process efficiency, procurement strategies, policies and procedures and cost reductionCollaborate with internal clients and procurement team members to effectively identify synergies and profit optimization opportunities, and drive the opportunities to completionAssist in preparing presentations by gathering information, data, and creating chartsWork with Offshore Procurement Organization to drive process efficiency across the organizationMaintain positive, effective relationships with suppliers and internal customersEffectively prioritize workload to achieve optimum efficienciesMinimum QualificationsOne to two years of experience in a procurement environment, especially indirect procurement. Specific semiconductor industry or capital equipment industry experience is a plus Indirect procurement purchasing, sourcing and contract negotiation capabilityMust have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable coordinating tasks across multiple functions and global locationsMust be able to quickly learn new concepts, processes and systemsAbility to create and apply company policies and procedures to resolve issuesAbility to effectively partner, influence and leadCreative thinker, with a desire and ability to look for better ways to approach issues and situationsExcellent program management and project management skillsThe candidate is required to be a team player with strong analytical and problem solving skills and high attention to detailProficient SAP experience is a plusProficient in Microsoft Excel and WordBS/BA Business or related field with preferred concentration in Operations or Supply Chain ManagementCOVID-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 to request accommodation.

Keywords: KLA Corporation, Ann Arbor , Indirect Buyer & Sourcing Specialist, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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