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Indirect Procurement Sourcing Specialist ( hybrid)

Company: KLA
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Base Pay Range: $71,300.00 - $121,200.00 AnnuallyPrimary Location: USA-MI-Ann Arbor-KLAKLA's total rewards package for employees may also include participation in performance incentive programs and eligibility for additional benefits identified below. Interns are eligible for some of the benefits identified below. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed above reflects the minimum and maximum pay for this position in the primary location identified in this posting. Actual pay depends on several factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education level or training. If applicable, your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.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 we invest 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.Job Description/Preferred QualificationsResponsibilitiesProcurement Buyer for indirect goods and services, leading 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, and perform data analytics to increase process efficiency. Work with internal clients to assist with the purchasing process.

  • Source, buy and fulfill orders across all indirect procurement categories
  • Sourcing mid-range projects ($25K - $100K) with a strategic attitude. Focus heavily on data-driven results for purchases below $5K by identifying preferred suppliers
  • Work to reduce number of low-spend suppliers and focus on forming relationships with key suppliers that are capable of providing bulk products to speed up execution
  • Help drive procurement standard processes across KLA
  • Evaluate suppliers on the basis of the price, quality, and speed of delivery of their products and services
  • Prepare and assist internal clients with submission of RFQ's or other informational requests to suppliers
  • Troubleshoot and ensure problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing are promptly conveyed to the supplier and resolved in a timely manner
  • Lead contract negotiations
  • Understand the vendor master, requisitioning and purchasing applications/processes and assist internal clients on how to efficiently use them
  • Work with the Strategic Sourcing team to help drive early client engagement
  • Give innovative ideas to drive improvements in process efficiency, procurement strategies, policies and procedures and cost reduction
  • Collaborate with internal clients and procurement team members to effectively identify alignments and profit optimization opportunities, and drive the opportunities to completion
  • Assist in preparing presentations by gathering information, data, and creating charts
  • Work with Offshore Procurement Organization to drive process efficiency across the organization
  • Maintain positive, effective relationships with suppliers and internal customers
  • Effectively prioritize workload to achieve optimum efficienciesPreferred Qualifications
    • Five years of experience in a procurement environment, especially indirect procurement. Specific semiconductor industry or capital equipment proven experience is a plus
    • Indirect procurement purchasing, sourcing and contract negotiation capability
    • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable coordinating tasks across multiple functions and global locations
    • Must be able to quickly learn new concepts, processes and systems
    • Ability to create and apply company policies and procedures to resolve issues
    • Ability to effectively partner, influence and lead projects and programs
    • Creative problem solver, with a desire and ability to look for better ways to approach issues and situations
    • Excellent program management and project management skills
    • The candidate is required to be a great teammate with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and high attention to detail
    • Proficient SAP experience is a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
    • BS/BA Business or related field with preferred concentration in Operations or Supply Chain ManagementMinimum Qualifications
      • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years' and a Master's degree
      • Excellent understanding of procurement processes, concepts and best practices
      • Understanding of strategic sourcing, category management, contract management and supplier management
      • Excellent customer service, written and oral communication skills
      • Ability to effectively present information to executive management, internal clients and suppliers
      • Microsoft Office applications proficiency
      • Understanding of procurement technology platforms
      • SAP or similar system experienceThe company offers a total rewards package that is competitive and comprehensive 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, development and career growth opportunities and programs, financial planning benefits, wellness benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, and 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 or at +1-408-352-2808 to request accommodation.

Keywords: KLA, Ann Arbor , Indirect Procurement Sourcing Specialist ( hybrid), Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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