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Senior Inventory Analyst

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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?


KLA 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.


Responsible for inventory reporting including Excess and No Demand (reserves), inventory forecasting, supplier liabilities, inventory health and business level forecasts.  Provide analysis of various business processes to improve management insight to business operations.  Inventory scenario 'What If' analysis for the GOPS business in collaboration with supply chain, finance, procurement, master scheduling, commodity teams and appropriate engineering teams.   Forecasts future inventory levels and the financial impacts of business unit decisions, product transitions and end of manufacturing strategies. Generates scenario analysis, reserves impacts and recommendations. 

Addresses other business level projects as needed.  Expert user in Excel with ability to create actionable plans from large amounts of data.  Ability to identify needed IT improvements, define project and drive to completion Interface with IT to drive improvements in services.  Strong project management skills.  Design reports to be run on ops data (SAP/Bus Objects/etc).  Strong SAP user with ability to design and run reports.  Strong data visualization capabilities.  Extensive experience in global procurement environments. 


High level analytical skillset, 'expert' at Microsoft suite of tools, SAP, access database and pivot tool analytics, working knowledge of the supply chain, MS, finance and manufacturing policies and processes as they relate to inventory.  Can 'mine' various data sources to create a 'picture' of the current and future inventory position.  Collaborative style, able to work across functions and GOPS organizations to achieve results.  Able to present findings, causes and recommendations in a concise and understood manner.

Self starter, can operate with minimum direction at times

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in IE, business, finance, supply chain with 5 years of experience in a related function

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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