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Sr. Materials Manager

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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.


Manage supply chain relationships and contracts for assigned commodities/suppliers within the US Ops Materials Group. Understand company business requirements, market dynamics and trends, supply base and supply base capabilities for given commodities. Lead complex supplier negotiations. Execute, manage and administer supplier contracts, SOWs, SLAs, NDAs and any other required supplier agreements. Effectively manage supplier relationships at both the enterprise and division, function and project level. Lead, develop, create and deploy supplier scorecards. Lead, co-ordinate and manage supplier business reviews. Create, implement and/or drives industry and company supply chain best practices. Ensure adherence to company supply chain management best practices, policies, procedures and external compliance requirements. Lead and influence cross-functional and cross-organizational teams. Lead supply chain management project/program management and complex problem resolution on new product, cost reduction, value engineering, quality, reliability, delivery, inventory and service initiatives.

 Responsibilities will include developing, modifying, and executing supplier out sourcing, including the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals of outsourcing, part count reduction, key supplier performance, quality and cost objectives. Establishes new product objectives and assignments, and delegates assignments to supporting materials group. Includes limited financial analysis of END, standard costs/cost reduction tracking, inventory targets, etc.


  • BS/MBA degree in an applicable Business, Finance or supply chain studies, with 5 years of hands on tactical experience and a minimum of 3 years of direct management experience in a planning or purchasing environment. 
  • Experience in Global service support would be preferred. 
  • Functional knowledge of SAP would be excellent.
  • This candidate must understand how BOMs are structured, ECO's are managed, Financial aspects of running a department and should have excellent cross functional communication skills. 
  • Person must be able to mentor and develop a group toward individual and departmental success

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience, or Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.

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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