Supply Chain Engineer

Supply Chain Engineer

31 Jan 2021
California, Milpitas, 95035 Milpitas USA

Supply Chain Engineer

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job summary:

- Manage supplier negotiations

- Determine appropriate equipment and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials;

- Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, controlling inventory, warehousing, or receiving;

- Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes;

- Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders;

- Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products;

- Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service;

- Monitor suppliers' activities to assess performance in meeting quality or delivery requirements;

- Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes and predict effects on supply chain activities;

- Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow;

- Design or implement plant warehousing strategies for production materials or finished products;

- Design, implement, or oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are recycled, reused, or responsibly disposed;

- Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select suppliers;

- Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows;

- Diagram supply chain models to help facilitate discussions with internal customers;

- Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory;

- Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution;

- Forecast material costs or develop standard cost lists.


Minimum of a BS Degree in a technical engineering or supply chain field or equivalent; MBA is preferred.

Relevant semiconductor industry experience in engineering or product development, as well as experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain, or procurement is desired.

Comments for Suppliers:Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

1. Supply Chain proficiency (ramp planning, capacity, escalations, cost management)

2. Stakeholder relationship / communication (executives, suppliers, engineers)

3. Managing change and uncertainty (early product maturity + limited BOM + schedule pull-ins/push-outs)

Additional Responsibilities:

- Escalation management (materials, processes, delays)

- Contract negotiation


- 10+ years total experience minimum

- Engineering background (BS minimum, MS preferred) + Supply chain management experience

- Complex system experience - semiconductor preferred but large complex systems OK (e.g. rockets, automotive, medical, etc.)

- Work from home / West Coast Time Zone.

- Target contract duration: Feb 2021 - October 2021

Nice to Have's:

- MBA a plus

- Semiconductor capital equipment and/or product development

- Lean and/or Six Sigma

location: MILPITAS, California

job type: Contract

salary: $53 - 58 per hour

work hours: 8am to 4pm

education: Bachelors


Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

1. Ensure supply chain deliverables for program are tracking to plan, resolve issues related to supplier performance and delivery, manage cost reduction activities to achieve program goals.

2. Perform technical sourcing, supplier relationship management, and program coordination of technical components, subsystems, and systems that are developed with or procured from supply chain for complex subsystems and new products.

3. Contribute and coordinate cross-functional and cross-divisional (as needed) teams to ensure timely achievement of milestones, effective supplier relationship management, and on-time delivery of high-quality material goods and services at the lowest possible costs.


  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)

  • Supply Chain

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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