KLA Careers

Supply Chain Specialist

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?


The Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization is a matrix organization overseeing sourcing, supplier contracting, supplier management, materials management, procurement (direct and indirect), logistics, and trade compliance around the world.  GSC leads the company to establish and manage an innovative, reliable, efficient, effective, and compliant supply chain and logistics, working to assure competitive advantage for KLA.



The Corporate Procurement group is a dynamic and fast paced group supporting the company in Procurement Operations, Strategic Sourcing, Category, Supplier and Contract management.  Activities include spend analysis, negotiations, contracts drafting and sourcing engagements.

  • Strategic Sourcing & Category Management
  • Procurement Data Analytics
  • Procurement Operation Effectiveness
  • Stakeholder & Supplier Management
  • Gather market and supply intelligence
  • Drive deal and contract negotiations
  • Lead key supplier management programs
  • Global opportunity management and alignment
  • Early client engagement
  • Key member of the KLA Procurement team
  • Help drive procurement best practices across KLA




Preferred Qualifications

  • Gather, analyze and present data; strong, effective analytics skillset
  • Translate business issues and operational issues into functional plans.
  • Develop and issue RF(x)s, analyzes proposals, negotiate price/delivery, lead team through a concise, objective, decision making process.
  • Negotiate complex contracts, master agreements, outsourcing agreements with complex Services Level Agreements (SLAs) and Statements of Work (SOWs).
  • Identify mission critical suppliers, pricing structures, service level agreements, and SOWs.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively drive and lead meetings.
  • Must be flexible, adaptable and be able to respond to shifting priorities, and quickly learn and improve new applications and processes.
  • Must be comfortable coordinating tasks across multiple functions and global locations.
  • Development of supplier scorecards, monitor supplier performance.

Minimum Qualifications


BS/BA Business or related field with preferred concentration in Operations or Supply Chain Management (MS/MBA preferred a plus).

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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