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Technical Commodity Manager

Company: Mattson Technology
Location: Fremont
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

About Mattson
Mattson Technology is a global company with nearly 30 years of experience delivering leading-edge technology and products in the Dry Strip, Plasma and Thermal markets to our customers. While we consider Silicon Valley our roots, we have evolved into a worldwide organization that includes manufacturing, research and development, customer support, finance and sales operations throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Our success is a result, in large part to the highly qualified and dedicated employees at Mattson Technology. Our employees represent a diverse group of individuals, committed to working as a
team to deliver on our commitments. We value the ingenuity, flexibility, passion, knowledge and "can do" attitude that our employees exemplify daily.

We encourage you to consider a career at Mattson Technology. Mattson Technology recognizes that to recruit and retain a team of highly qualified employees, we must invest in our employees and therefore, we offer a comprehensive employee benefits package.

About the Role
The Technical Commodity Manager will be responsible for the sourcing, cost, quality, and delivery of materials for Mattson considered critical to semiconductor processes. The Technical Commodity Manager will facilitate and/or lead projects and meetings, working closely with the Mattson engineering group to make cost-effective procurement decisions for the company.
Support NPI process with vendor evaluation and site selection.
Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement in new product part design using the suppliers' expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability.
Work with strategic suppliers to demonstrate they have adequate capacity to support Mattson demand, and supply continuity risk management plans.
Prepare and manage Requests for Proposals/Quotes and coordinating the proposal and selection process including driving implementation of MSA/Contracts.
Identify and actively manage any supply chain disruptions to minimize risks to Mattson's business, particularly associated with end of life (EOL) components.
Manage the performance of suppliers on an on-going basis in the areas of cost, delivery and quality.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives for project delivery methods, costs and quality.
Team up with engineering and quality to develop second source options.
Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders, especially Sales and Engineering to understand their needs, and consulting with them to build quality procurement strategies aligned to business requirements.
Develop and manage strong relationships with key suppliers, dealing with any potential issues and concerns, and attending regular meetings to ensure open communication.
Develop and manage key process indicators (KPIs) related to suppliers.
Plan, organize and execute Quarterly Business Reviews.
Skills and Experience:
At least 7 years of working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry.
5+ years of direct experience in commodity management.
Thorough and in-depth knowledge of the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem
Experience working with global suppliers.
Flexibility and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, very dynamic environment with a self- starter approach.
Proven success working on cross-functional projects, completing cost models, and negotiating.
Ability to data mine and consolidate results to develop consumption trends, and future usage to generate risk buys, buffer inventories or risk buy recommendations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to generate key monthly metrics including supplier spend, single source positions, and cost reduction targets.
Ability to read and understand BOM structure, technical specifications and drawings, especially on machine parts and electromechanical components.
Familiarity with SAP ERP systems and purchasing/planning functions.
Ability to take responsibility for multiple projects to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
Preferred Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Business Management.
Master's Degree in business management or a technically related field.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Mattson Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Mattson Technology, Fremont , Technical Commodity Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Fremont, California

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