Position Detail

Purchasing Senior Engineer/ Buyer (IDM)
Advertised on : 18 Oct 2021 | Closing Date :17 Dec 2021

Job Description


  • Responsible for indirect material purchases in areas of Chemical, Gas, Resist, Slurry, CMP Pad/Disk, Quartz, Targets, Reticles, IT hardware/software and services, Facility and Laboratory chemicals
  • Develop purchasing strategies on each commodity to meet IDM annual cost reduction goals
  • Establish, gather and access market intelligence via reports, internets or any other means
  • Establish cost benchmarking database on various commodities for strategic decision making
  • Establish business relationship with all suppliers
  • Establish, review suitability and develop new suppliers for new materials qualification
  • Develop strategies to overcome demand/supply shortfall
  • Develop global sourcing strategies and tactical execution on material evaluation
  • Develop and manage inventory to meet company business objectives
  • Weekly review on inventory level and specific material requirements with TGCM and BO
  • Review strategic allocation with modules to optimize cost
  • Review with module on projects, qualifications, and potential material expiry
  • Ensure on-time material supply for wafer starts
  • Ensure no material shortages or obsolesces on any material
  • Review settings and execute MRP to ensure sufficient inventory for production
  • Ensure zero supply chain interruptions on all materials to the fab
  • Responsible to lead, present projects and recommend contract renewals to Management
  • Review SOPs and update on annual basis
  • Review and approve of Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders
  • Initiate productivity projections and co-work with IT to develop and maintain e-Supplier Portal as an interface with suppliers for documentation management
  • Attend semicon tradeshows locally or overseas when necessary
  • Business travel when necessary


Reticle Management

  • Responsible to co-work with NXP on global negotiations
  • Responsible to understand the total tape-outs from various fab sites
  • Responsible to understand the global market dynamics
  • Annual review and recommendation on reticle allocation with all relevant HODs
  • Drive alternative source evaluation for lower cost of ownership and increase flexibility on  allocation


Business Continuity Management (BCM)

  • Ensure all SOP, RA, BIA are updated annually
  • Lead department as BCM coordinator
  • Develop a system to manage supply chain information
  • Vendor address, material supply, contact person etc


Facility and Laboratory support on material requirement

  • Review market prices and allocation to various suppliers
  • Ensure raw material price indexing is adhered for Facility chemicals
  • Ensure timely contract renewal at quarterly or half yearly period
  • Understanding global demands on common raw materials
  • Source for alternative suppliers to lower cost of ownership


IT hardware/software and services management

  • Co-work with IT department on all hardware/software requirement in both operating expense and Capex
  • Ensure timely renewals of maintenance contracts
  • Collaborate with NXP on licenses wherever possible
  • Ensure maintenance cost vs license cost is at benchmark percentage


Job Requirements


  • Degree in Engineering / Science / Business
  • Preferably 2 to 5 years purchasing experience in front end semiconductor plant
  • Module experience is a plus
  • Possess Integrity and takes initiative
  • Highly flexible and adaptive to fast past environment
  • Strong understanding of SAP system
  • Conversant in both English and Mandarin
  • Knowledge of Semiconductor Processes
  • Able to analyze financial reports
  • Ability to manage tight project schedules
  • Analytical and possess strong understanding of global market knowledge
Categories : Logistics - Procurement/Warehouse
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 2 Years
Work Location : Singapore

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