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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?

Group/Division

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.

Responsibilities

  • Manages relationships with key suppliers to achieve Quality, On-Time-Delivery and Cost optimal performance
  • Obtains and leverages deep understanding of suppliers' internal constraints and considerations regarding cost structure, technology, logistics, tooling, people and more
  • Works with all internal stageholders to optimize results for KLA: planning, manufacturing, engineering, quality and more
  • Responsible for day to day purchasing activities
  • Responsible for open purchase order follow up in collaboration with the vendor scheduling team
  • Contract and legal documentation management

 

Qualifications

  • Experienced buyer - at least 3 years of experience, preferably more. Has worked and negotiated with suppliers to achieve such benefits as better pricing, improved delivery schedule, enhanced quality etc.
  • Able to read and analyze Bill Of Materials, run BOM-Compare , identify BOM commonalties etc.
  • Has at least basic understanding of manufacturing processes and constraints for mechanical parts (sheet-metal, machining), PCBAs and electronic assemblies
  • Proficient in SAP, Enovia
  • Excellent English skills
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • A team player