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Commodity Manager - Global Office & Professional Services

Company: MKS Instruments
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

MKS Instruments, Inc. is the parent company of Newport Corporation , Spectra-Physics and Ophir , leaders in photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control. MKS is a worldwide leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research.



SUMMARY:

This position will be responsible for developing and executing Commodity strategies for the defined areas of spend assigned to this role namely, Office Goods & Services, HR Services (contingent recruiting, temp labor, corp. relocation, general HR services excluding benefits), Financial Services (insurance, tax, credit, others excluding external audit), Legal Services (excluding outside counsel), 3rd Party Engineering, and Management Consulting. This individual will define and establish commodity sourcing projects and lead the strategic sourcing process (RFx) which delivers creative solutions for MKS Instruments by impacting savings, process cycle-times, OTD, quality, and customer satisfaction. The role will develop subject matter expertise, effectively understand market trends, develop working knowledge of how the Commodity impacts MKS Instruments business and seek solutions which improve D-R s metrics. Parameters that may be examined will include the strategy development process, make/buy and RFx sourcing, all phases of marketplace analysis, supplier selection, supplier relationship management, consumption management, supplier risk management, negotiation, and contracting. This role will also be involved with operational excellence and process improvements.



This role will interact with the senior leadership for multiple HQ level functions.



Additionally, this role may include the directing general purchasing buyers. The manager will effectively establish the goals, vision, and purpose of the team and deliver on the specific project metrics or assigned goals. Developing the assigned team and demonstrating leadership capabilities are additional components of the manager role.



This position will be located in Andover, MA or Irvine, CA.



QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

* A minimum of a Bachelor s degree in an area such as Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, and or applied experience

* A minimum of 5-7 years of experience working in a complex supply chain organization

* Knowledge of contract development and ability to develop/draft complete pro forma contract terms & conditions.

* Knowledge of the specified commodity areas

* Experience working in a matrixed organization supporting senior leadership and functional heads

* Proficient in MS Office applications

* Knowledge of enabling technologies such as ERP, Risk, Spend Analytics, and eSourcing

* The ability to travel up to 30% of the time, including internationally.



Preferred:

* MS, or MBA candidate a plus

* CPSM a plus; PMP a plus

* Knowledge of Continuous Improvement methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma a plus

* Bi-Lingual a plus (Spanish, German, Mandarin, French)



RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Create comprehensive Commodity strategy aligned to stakeholder s goals and MKS Instruments goals

* Support Commodity management for assigned commodities

* Develop and or support a robust Commodity strategy ensuring alignment to the business needs and including consideration of market trends, application of technology, processes, benchmarking, and use of teams.

* Effectively manage key stakeholders related to the assigned Commodity

* Apply a robust RFx strategic sourcing methodology and negotiate supplier agreements/contracts for goods and services; knowledge of eSourcing with applied experience (eRFx including eAuction, a plus)

* Solve complex problems important to the success of the organization and draw on experience to successfully negotiate lowest total cost of ownership/best price, OTD, Lead-Times, Customer Satisfaction, and Quality.

* Manage the supplier assessment and qualification process.

* Participate in the active development of overall supply strategy for the for assigned Commodity and/or categories.

* Identify opportunities for the deployment of new technologies for enabling processes which support the Commodity.

* Analyze prices and costs with the intention of benchmarking the marketplace for best practices and pricing.

* Provide solutions for addressing Net Working Capital.

* Assess internal & external client requirements from a strategic perspective and translate those requirements into a supplier base that meets all client expectations and future needs.

* Work effectively with internal and supplier personnel at all levels, including senior management.

* Demonstrate leadership, interpersonal skills and teamwork.

* Provide Commodity/item knowledge, in terms of business application and the external marketplace.

* Report savings achievements through monthly statistics and quarterly summary, as appropriate.

* Lead Market Analysis for that includes economic situation, history, forecast by region worldwide.

* Create a total cost of ownership models, which includes the entire supply chain from sub-supplier, material, logistics, and other variables.

* Lead annual improvements including creating a D-R defined metric that may include cost avoidance.

* Responsible for building and maintaining the supplier scorecard, and driving continuous improvements in the supplier scores.

* Build strong relationship with our suppliers, which includes a development program, and lines of communication

* Drive improvement in safety at the suppliers, at our facilities, and for the customer.

* Identify current baseline metrics for the Cost, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Service.

* Lead cross functional world-wide teams for identified projects.

* Identify monthly, quarterly, annual, and 3-year KPIs related to the Commodity.



Participate in defining, creating, implementing, executing, and improving supply chain processes such as Supplier Qualification Supplier Certification, Supplier Development, Operational Procurement, Expediting, eSourcing, e-Procurement, and e-Supply Chain solutions.



MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.



Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be U.S. persons. U.S. persons are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Keywords: MKS Instruments, Irvine , Commodity Manager - Global Office & Professional Services, Administration, Clerical , Irvine, California

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