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Indirect Regional Supplier Manager

Gujarat, India

Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

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Job description

As an Indirect Regional Supplier Manager you will be the primary category point of contact for supplier interactions, performance management, and negotiations. In this role, you will partner with internal stakeholders to build comprehensive view of supplier performance for continued sourcing success. You will lead the development and implementation of category strategies and projects related but not limited to cost reduction initiatives, supply base optimization, and contract negotiation. This is accomplished through building and maintaining strategic supplier relationships to meet needs according to category strategies.

In this role, you will engage in supplier benchmarking analysis to formulate and lead and execute strategies to optimize cost, supply, and quality. Additional responsibilities include negotiating terms, conditions and pricing to leverage spend, leading and participating in department projects, serving as a primary contact for industry and regional supplier information.


Role Responsibilities & Tasks

Manage Supplier Relationship Regionally (in India, Asia)

  • Act as primary point of contact for assigned suppliers in category.

  • Perform commercial supplier qualification activities to ensure the commercial development of strategic suppliers.

  • Maintain collaborative relationships with supplier(s) while effectively resolving supplier performance/capability issues to ensure alignment with Micron's strategic direction.

  • Ensure suppliers comply with Micron's code-of-conduct programs and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

  • Communicate key supplier management updates and decisions to multiple levels in the organization including Executive Leadership.

  • Enlist senior management, when appropriate, to help reinforce commitment and involvement from suppliers.

  • Provide the voice of the supply base to Micron and provide the voice of Micron to the supply base.

Identify and Implement Supplier-Related Savings Levers

  • Participate in supplier segmentation and strategic goal setting.

  • Provide market intelligence and category price trends to relevant internal stakeholders on a disciplined schedule.

  • Utilize should-cost models for assigned categories that are benchmarked and relevant to the global marketplace.

  • Serve as the center of knowledge for assigned category and share knowledge with key stakeholders and members of the category teams to enable more effective planning, forecasting and execution.

Drive Negotiations with Suppliers for Sustaining Purchases

  • Lead or participate in negotiations for contract extensions and renewals, renegotiation of prices, transfers, etc.

  • Coordinate with Category Sourcing Manager (where relevant) or lead sourcing events/RFQ process into bundled negotiation.

  • Incorporate savings targets and contract requirements into negotiations.

  • Develop a contract strategy for suppliers in assigned categories and create, negotiate, monitor and enforce contracted terms and conditions. 

Ensure Supplier Performance Management

  • Partner with stakeholders to build comprehensive view of supplier performance.

  • Collect and relay site specific priorities to suppliers.

  • Own and manage overall Strategic Supplier relationships within the assigned categories

  • Collaborate internally to drive and develop key performance measures/metrics for key regional Suppliers and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement.

  • Lead in organizing and delivering on strategic supplier events, such as Quarterly Business Reviews, Annual Supplier Evaluations, and Executive Review Meetings.



  • Required: Bachelor/Master Degree in Business, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field of study

  • Desired certification:  APICS, PMI, CPM, CPSM, or other related fields of study

  • Tools working experience: Good to have-SCOUT, SAP, Ariba.


  • At least 5 years of experience in Purchasing/Procurement or Supply Chain.


  • Collaboration skills with peers in global category and stakeholder teams and translate them into actionable plans, deliverables, and resource requirements.

  • Experience as change agent that seeks out and advocates new and innovative solutions to meet the business needs.

  • Demonstrated relationship management skills, including to navigate the organization, manage conflict and influence decisions.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications.

  • Ability to communicate in English.


  • Familiarity with Indirect categories, including Facilities, IT, Professional Services and Real Estate.

  • Experience in Construction Procurement.

  • Project management skills, Quantity surveyor skills and proven ability to manage multiple large-scale projects.

  • Knowledge and application of Should-Cost modeling, TCO concepts and strategic sourcing process would be an advantage.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature, and level, of the work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

We invite interested candidates to write-in with CV and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a discussion.

Lee Shiow Chyn

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