KLA Careers

IT Procurement and Vendor Management

Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?

Group/Division

 

The Information Technology (IT) group at KLA is involved in every aspect of the global business. IT’s mission is to enable business growth and productivity by connecting people, process, and technology. It focuses not only on enhancing the technology that enables our business to thrive but also on how employees use and are empowered by technology. This integrated approach to customer service, creativity and technological excellence enables employee productivity, business analytics, and process excellence.

We are looking for a seasoned professional with experience in Vendor Management, IT Indirect Procurement and basic finance to manage the Corporate IT Budget.  In this role the Candidate will:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to IT indirect procurement resources for all aspects of IT Indirect spend.
  • Maintain effective budget models such as project expenditures, Maintenance and support renewal process, and for overall management of the IT Budget.
  • Monitor vendor performance, preform appropriate due diligence, and manage the on-going business relationship with vendors.

Responsibilities

 

  • Managing the on-going business relationship with existing vendors, act as primary point of contact for vendor contract related issues.
  • Working with internal IT teams and vendors to identify/implement process improvement and cost reduction initiatives
  • Responsible for leadership and guidance to IT Procurement resources, IT sourcing, contracting and contract management.   
  • Ensure all IT agreements meet internal requirements as required (GDPR, Security etc.)
  • Review and provide deal summaries to IT Leadership for approval
  • Revising contract terms/conditions as necessary for changing business or regulatory needs
  • Improve spend management by evaluating spend to determine if IT is using other than preferred vendors and communicating with business to promote benefits of using preferred vendors
  • Performing periodic audits of invoices to ensure vendor is charging negotiated contract prices, work with accounts payable team to assist in invoice reconciliation issues
  • Support Corp IT leadership team in planning, forecasting and analyzing IT Spend (headcount, T&E, Project expense, Depreciation, Allocations etc.)
  • Manage expense annual budget ensuring spend is on track by understanding the spend profile and continuously balancing between different spend categories
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate maintenance and support tracking details.  Provides quarterly/annual forecast of M&S run rate expense, quarterly accruals and actual results with comparison to forecast
  • Design and implement effective IT budgeting policies, procedures and reporting
  • Review budget requests for approval
  • Forecast future budget needs

Qualifications

 

  • Ability to negotiate contract terms and conditions minimizing contractual or financial exposure
  • Strong project and process management skills with the ability to handle multiple vendors and multiple contracts as well as a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to lead IT procurement team, establish and maintain processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of contracting trends, licensing models and traditional and emerging contract and vendor performance models
  • Knowledge of best practices for contract negotiation tactics and strategies
  • Ability to lead complex supplier relationships and negotiations
  • Ability to explain budgeting and financial information in plain terms
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn and improve
  • Team player with positive attitude
  • Excellent communication and collaborations skills
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills, especially Excel (specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables and charts)
  • Proficient in SAP or comparable ERP system

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of experience in vendor management and contract management. Specific semiconductor industry or capital equipment industry experience is a plus
  • Experience in Financial, Information Technology or Procurement industry is preferred
  • 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.  
  • Relevant industry experience in IT procurement management and technical sourcing
  • Proven work experience as a budget manager, strong financial analytical and modeling skills
  • OR Equivalent Combination of Experience and Education. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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