Director of Commodities

Manufacturing - Materials, Production, Production Support Fremont, California


Description

The Director of Commodities will report functionally to the Sr. Vice President Operations and will be responsible for the overall selection and oversight of Mattson’s direct material suppliers for specific commodities.  The Director of Commodity Management will partner effectively with Operations, Product Management, and Engineering to understand and consolidate material and technology requirements.

 

Summary

This position will lead cross-functional teams to develop supply chain strategies for Mattson, including its contract manufacturing focus. Candidate will be responsible for execution of these strategies including effective assessment and evaluation of new suppliers, supplier selection, contract negotiation, as well as ongoing supplier management. As part of ongoing supplier management, the Commodity team will coordinate with the Program Management, Engineering and other teams.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • BS or BA degree from a reputable institution, MBA or equivalent is a plus.
  • 12+ years of involvement in Commodity Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supply-Chain or equivalent role.
  • 8+ years of contract negotiation experience and sound understanding of corporate contracts.
  • Extraordinary business acumen, ability to effectively lead change.
  • Knowledge managing and/or working with contract manufacturers.
  • Significant exposure in high-tech and fast-paced environments.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiates and manages the maintenance of agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships between Applied Materials and the supply base.
  • Approves and is final authority, delivers and manages supplier performance improvement plans.
  • Develops, aligns and implements commodity strategies.
  • Engages with the PLC process to ensure alignment with the commodity strategies.
  • Directs new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from the Mattson supply base.
  • Demonstrates broad and comprehensive understanding of different systems, theories and practices Business Expertise.
  • Applies broad industry and commercial awareness to drive financial and operational performance across business unit, department or sub-functions.
  • Directs the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems applying advanced analytical thought and judgment.
  • Drives resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery or lead-time, which may include engagement with sub-tiers in the supply chain.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Successful completion of required Safety training.
  • Ensure equipment and machines are maintained in safe operating condition.
  • Report to the Safety Officer any unsafe or unhealthy condition which cannot be corrected.
  • Follow all safety and health regulations and work practices, including personal protective equipment where applicable.