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While this is a manager role with direct reports, there will be times you will have to roll up your sleeves (like if your shipping/receiving clerk is out, you may step in for part of your day and do that job). Knowing we need someone that is willing to be that tactical, are you still interested in the role?
Procurement & Inventory Manager
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Make an impact in a position with the autonomy to drive your function at a global leader

Bring your experience in manufacturing or procurement operations, and your eye for quality and precision, to this opportunity to be a part of the systems evolution in Procurement and Inventory for the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry. Consider the benefits: This position is based in Taunton, MA. Relocation assistance may be available to highly qualified candidates.

Enabling advanced technologies. IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products. Our products are used by major global chip companies to produce the high-performance components that enable a wide range of high-tech applications. IQE’s core business is the manufacture of compound semiconductor wafers or epiwafers.

Pictured: IQE’s epiwafers can be found at the heart of a variety of products in multiple markets, including wireless, photonics, infrared, solar, CMOS++, and power products.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer. Due to ITAR restrictions you must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to hold this position.

To be a good fit for the Procurement & Inventory Manager opportunity, you also should have:
  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree with emphasis on supply chain management, procurement, finance or a related discipline
  • Multiple years of business experience in manufacturing or procurement operations in an engineering-heavy industry where quality and precision are key, with a technical/ engineering mindset and the ability to work in a technical environment Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in a high-paced environment with a strong understanding of a 24/7 environment, and ability to check in and plan so that weekends and nights have proper coverage Quick question for you - click here
  • Some supervisory experience, including experience giving performance reviews
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, negotiation, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Highly effective ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and develop cross-functional understanding
  • Intermediate or advanced skill with Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred but not required:
  • Strategic direct sourcing experience in components and commodities associated with advanced crystal growth manufacturing/semiconductors would be ideal
  • Qualified candidates will be required to pass a background check
You’ll generally work M-F during normal business hours. Though we expect it would be rare, you’d need to be willing and able to come in on a night or weekend if the need should arise. You may travel up to 10% of your time if needed.

The Role

Reporting in a matrix structure to local operations as well as headquarters, you’ll play a dual role ensuring the site procurement and inventory function runs day-to-day as well as working with the wider organization to ensure processes are being followed. You’ll be responsible for procuring a wide variety of raw materials, equipment, components and services in line with specified levels of quality, delivery, price and total cost. However, this is also a great opportunity to help build systems, communicate to understand the business needs, and find solutions as we standardize operations across the organization.

To begin, you’ll embrace daily operations here, acting as eyes and ears for the General Manager as you and your direct reports (one Buyer, one Shipping/Receiving Clerk, and one Inventory Clerk) execute daily tasks for procurement, inventory, and shipping. Quick question for you - click here You’ll also work to plan ahead and understand the demand plan, and look for ways to improve processes. If you come up with a suggested system or solution, you’ll help determine whether it will work for all sites. If so, your ideas will make a positive impact on the wider organization.

On a daily basis, you’ll be a key player on the local management team, participating in strategic review meetings to ensure the business is supported. You’ll also facilitate all pieces of the inventory, procurement, and shipping, such as monitoring requisitions and inventory levels, ensuring service levels are being met, making sure the process works seamlessly, and more.

Some of your specific tasks will be to:
  • Manage the material and inventory control, shipping, receiving and tactical purchasing staff.
  • Develop, implement and maintain strategic purchasing plans to meet the production plan and customer demand. Assure all steps in the procurement process are followed with extreme accuracy to avoid economic loss and customer dissatisfaction.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels for all raw materials and spare parts.
  • Lead continuous improvement opportunities to improve upon total cost and address issues with supplier performance.
  • Negotiate and write contracts as needed to purchase goods and services.
  • Identify, analyze and solve supply problems.
  • Create, maintain and manage metrics to ensure customer satisfaction and overall group performance.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of key material market suppliers and cost infrastructure.
  • Provide rigorous analysis of spend data to prioritize and launch sourcing initiatives within designated spend categories.
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance to meet company expectations and objectives.
  • Partake in MRB (Material Review Boards) as required.
  • Make recommendations and improvements to increase effectiveness and efficiency in quality, cycle time, and cost.
  • Ensure production materials are brought into the stockrooms in conjunction with the Approved Vendor List (AVL).
‚ÄčNote: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: IQE offers the wireless market a unique breadth and depth of technology, which has helped us become the clear market leader with an estimated global market share of more than 50%.

What's in it for you?

Professional development
Whatever your background, you’ll have opportunities to learn new processes and technologies in this role. We encourage everyone to work to the top of their skillset, and offer cross-training when possible. While you’ll begin locally, as you grow in the role you’ll expand your global-facing work, and will become a key part of bridging the overall organization with the local operations. This will open you up to make a large, positive impact as you make connections across the wider organization, and put you in a strong position when it’s time to take your next career step with the company.

Growth Environment
We are a respected industry leader undergoing strong growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We are the largest independent Epi foundry in our industry and work with virtually every large semiconductor company in the world. With a strong reputation for quality and a commitment to remain on the cutting-edge, resulting in new products that are in high demand, we continue to grow and evolve. In fact, our stock reflects our advancement and has been steadily climbing.

Collaborative Team
Across the Taunton facility, you will find that people work well together, in large part because of the site-wide comradery. Daily management meetings will keep everyone on the same page, and give you plenty of opportunity to develop strong relationships. Across the wider organization, people are willing to help, and are generous in sharing knowledge. Everyone shares a commitment to learning and growing, individually and as a team.

Technical Culture
Because of the technical nature of our business, you’ll be exposed to highly intelligent people working on cutting-edge products. This is interesting science that team members are passionate about. We think you’ll find our environment both interesting and stimulating. It will keep you on your toes.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, we offer an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision and other insurances; a 401(k) plan with company match; paid time off and more.

Pictured: IQE’s epitaxial technologies and materials science can transform the solar energy landscape. Solar cells utilizing concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) semiconductors provide the most efficient solution by using multiple layers of finely tuned materials to absorb sunlight across a wider range of wavelengths.

Keys to Success

Your technical expertise will be essential, but possibly even more important will be your communication and interpersonal skills. On a regular basis you’ll need to effectively communicate between a variety of stakeholders, ensuring supply chain understands the needs of site operations, and that key stakeholders are supported while company standards and procedures are being followed.

In addition, the following elements will determine your success at IQE:
  • Hands-on management: This is not a role where you’ll be able to manage from your office. We run lean, so you’ll be side-by-side with the team, and will even need to know the job well enough to be able to take over if team members are on vacation.

  • Ownership: From taking initiative to being accountable for your efforts, you will need to own your responsibilities, consistently providing top notch work, collaborating with teammates as appropriate, and communicating with the team and leadership. You’ll need to be a driver who owns the function.

  • 24/7 mindset: Our operations run 24 hours a day, seven days per week. While your working hours will generally be business hours Monday through Friday, you’ll need to have the mindset that the operations are always running, and you have a responsibility even when you’re not in the office.

  • Go-getter: There is plenty of opportunity to put strong systems in place, but it will take the kind of person who embraces problem solving. When you see a possible issue, rather than bringing your supervisor the problem, you’ll come with solutions.

  • Flexibility: You’ll need to be comfortable coming into an environment where there is still work to do in terms of systems and processes. The right fit for this role will embrace that, drawing on your entrepreneurial spirit to make things the best they can be.
Pictured: Advances in GaN materials technology will play a critical role in advancing the cost-performance of LED lighting and the acceleration of mass adoption. IQE is on the leading edge of development in this technology.

Make an impact in a position with the autonomy to drive your function at a global leader

Bring your experience in manufacturing or procurement operations, and your eye for quality and precision, to this opportunity to be a part of the systems evolution in Procurement and Inventory for the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry. Consider the benefits: This position is based in Taunton, MA. Relocation assistance may be available to highly qualified candidates.

Enabling advanced technologies. IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products. Our products are used by major global chip companies to produce the high-performance components that enable a wide range of high-tech applications. IQE’s core business is the manufacture of compound semiconductor wafers or epiwafers.

Pictured: IQE’s epiwafers can be found at the heart of a variety of products in multiple markets, including wireless, photonics, infrared, solar, CMOS++, and power products.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer. Due to ITAR restrictions you must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to hold this position.

To be a good fit for the Procurement & Inventory Manager opportunity, you also should have:
  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree with emphasis on supply chain management, procurement, finance or a related discipline
  • Multiple years of business experience in manufacturing or procurement operations in an engineering-heavy industry where quality and precision are key, with a technical/ engineering mindset and the ability to work in a technical environment Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in a high-paced environment with a strong understanding of a 24/7 environment, and ability to check in and plan so that weekends and nights have proper coverage Quick question for you - click here
  • Some supervisory experience, including experience giving performance reviews
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, negotiation, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Highly effective ability to initiate and lead cross-functional teams and develop cross-functional understanding
  • Intermediate or advanced skill with Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred but not required:
  • Strategic direct sourcing experience in components and commodities associated with advanced crystal growth manufacturing/semiconductors would be ideal
  • Qualified candidates will be required to pass a background check
You’ll generally work M-F during normal business hours. Though we expect it would be rare, you’d need to be willing and able to come in on a night or weekend if the need should arise. You may travel up to 10% of your time if needed.

The Role

Reporting in a matrix structure to local operations as well as headquarters, you’ll play a dual role ensuring the site procurement and inventory function runs day-to-day as well as working with the wider organization to ensure processes are being followed. You’ll be responsible for procuring a wide variety of raw materials, equipment, components and services in line with specified levels of quality, delivery, price and total cost. However, this is also a great opportunity to help build systems, communicate to understand the business needs, and find solutions as we standardize operations across the organization.

To begin, you’ll embrace daily operations here, acting as eyes and ears for the General Manager as you and your direct reports (one Buyer, one Shipping/Receiving Clerk, and one Inventory Clerk) execute daily tasks for procurement, inventory, and shipping. Quick question for you - click here You’ll also work to plan ahead and understand the demand plan, and look for ways to improve processes. If you come up with a suggested system or solution, you’ll help determine whether it will work for all sites. If so, your ideas will make a positive impact on the wider organization.

On a daily basis, you’ll be a key player on the local management team, participating in strategic review meetings to ensure the business is supported. You’ll also facilitate all pieces of the inventory, procurement, and shipping, such as monitoring requisitions and inventory levels, ensuring service levels are being met, making sure the process works seamlessly, and more.

Some of your specific tasks will be to:
  • Manage the material and inventory control, shipping, receiving and tactical purchasing staff.
  • Develop, implement and maintain strategic purchasing plans to meet the production plan and customer demand. Assure all steps in the procurement process are followed with extreme accuracy to avoid economic loss and customer dissatisfaction.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels for all raw materials and spare parts.
  • Lead continuous improvement opportunities to improve upon total cost and address issues with supplier performance.
  • Negotiate and write contracts as needed to purchase goods and services.
  • Identify, analyze and solve supply problems.
  • Create, maintain and manage metrics to ensure customer satisfaction and overall group performance.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of key material market suppliers and cost infrastructure.
  • Provide rigorous analysis of spend data to prioritize and launch sourcing initiatives within designated spend categories.
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance to meet company expectations and objectives.
  • Partake in MRB (Material Review Boards) as required.
  • Make recommendations and improvements to increase effectiveness and efficiency in quality, cycle time, and cost.
  • Ensure production materials are brought into the stockrooms in conjunction with the Approved Vendor List (AVL).
‚ÄčNote: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: IQE offers the wireless market a unique breadth and depth of technology, which has helped us become the clear market leader with an estimated global market share of more than 50%.

What's in it for you?

Professional development
Whatever your background, you’ll have opportunities to learn new processes and technologies in this role. We encourage everyone to work to the top of their skillset, and offer cross-training when possible. While you’ll begin locally, as you grow in the role you’ll expand your global-facing work, and will become a key part of bridging the overall organization with the local operations. This will open you up to make a large, positive impact as you make connections across the wider organization, and put you in a strong position when it’s time to take your next career step with the company.

Growth Environment
We are a respected industry leader undergoing strong growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We are the largest independent Epi foundry in our industry and work with virtually every large semiconductor company in the world. With a strong reputation for quality and a commitment to remain on the cutting-edge, resulting in new products that are in high demand, we continue to grow and evolve. In fact, our stock reflects our advancement and has been steadily climbing.

Collaborative Team
Across the Taunton facility, you will find that people work well together, in large part because of the site-wide comradery. Daily management meetings will keep everyone on the same page, and give you plenty of opportunity to develop strong relationships. Across the wider organization, people are willing to help, and are generous in sharing knowledge. Everyone shares a commitment to learning and growing, individually and as a team.

Technical Culture
Because of the technical nature of our business, you’ll be exposed to highly intelligent people working on cutting-edge products. This is interesting science that team members are passionate about. We think you’ll find our environment both interesting and stimulating. It will keep you on your toes.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, we offer an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision and other insurances; a 401(k) plan with company match; paid time off and more.

Pictured: IQE’s epitaxial technologies and materials science can transform the solar energy landscape. Solar cells utilizing concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) semiconductors provide the most efficient solution by using multiple layers of finely tuned materials to absorb sunlight across a wider range of wavelengths.

Keys to Success

Your technical expertise will be essential, but possibly even more important will be your communication and interpersonal skills. On a regular basis you’ll need to effectively communicate between a variety of stakeholders, ensuring supply chain understands the needs of site operations, and that key stakeholders are supported while company standards and procedures are being followed.

In addition, the following elements will determine your success at IQE:
  • Hands-on management: This is not a role where you’ll be able to manage from your office. We run lean, so you’ll be side-by-side with the team, and will even need to know the job well enough to be able to take over if team members are on vacation.

  • Ownership: From taking initiative to being accountable for your efforts, you will need to own your responsibilities, consistently providing top notch work, collaborating with teammates as appropriate, and communicating with the team and leadership. You’ll need to be a driver who owns the function.

  • 24/7 mindset: Our operations run 24 hours a day, seven days per week. While your working hours will generally be business hours Monday through Friday, you’ll need to have the mindset that the operations are always running, and you have a responsibility even when you’re not in the office.

  • Go-getter: There is plenty of opportunity to put strong systems in place, but it will take the kind of person who embraces problem solving. When you see a possible issue, rather than bringing your supervisor the problem, you’ll come with solutions.

  • Flexibility: You’ll need to be comfortable coming into an environment where there is still work to do in terms of systems and processes. The right fit for this role will embrace that, drawing on your entrepreneurial spirit to make things the best they can be.
Pictured: Advances in GaN materials technology will play a critical role in advancing the cost-performance of LED lighting and the acceleration of mass adoption. IQE is on the leading edge of development in this technology.
IQE is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at thawkins@dtoolbox.com.
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