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Commodity Buyer

KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation

Accounting & Finance
Newport, UK
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Overview

The SPTS division of KLA, designs, manufactures and markets wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries. SPTS provides industry leading etch and deposition process technologies on a range of single wafer handling platforms. End-market applications include micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF device IC’s and power semiconductors. SPTS is part of KLA Corporation which develops industry-leading equipment and services that enable innovation throughout the electronics industry. We provide advanced process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. In close collaboration with leading customers across the globe, our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers design solutions that move the world forward.


SPTS wafer processing solutions include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD and molecular vapor deposition (MVD®), available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production environments. SPTS is headquartered and has its main manufacturing facility in Newport, UK, with additional manufacturing in Allentown, Pennsylvania. SPTS operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and offers comprehensive service and spare parts support through a worldwide network of service centers and qualified local agents.

Job Description

Business Unit

Here at SPTS we design, develop, and manufacture high-tech machines for the global semiconductor market. Responsible for the growth of our world leading wafer handling and process systems, the Commodity department are a growing strong team who operate within the Operations group of SPTS Newport. The Commodity team is part of the Strategic Purchasing group and consists of Procurement Specialists, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering professionals. We are seeking an additional Strategic Buyer to join our team and support continued departmental and business growth!

***SPTS, division of KLA, is proud to be an inclusive and diverse employer. To enhance our diverse workforce and business growth we offer a flexible working culture, please let us know how we can support your needs - full time, part time, job share, flexible hours***

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Creating and implementing strategies to optimise the supply chain to deliver on direct spend cost reduction targets year on year
  • Develop a robust and agile supply chain that will support the continuing growth plans of SPTS, ensuring supply continuity as the business demand flexes.
  • Understand the overall group supply chain capability to potential synergy opportunities, creating regional sourcing models and identifying relevant suppliers within the regions.
  • Owning the lifecycle from demand to pay.
  • Achieving smooth handover of suppliers/products/agreements to the tactical purchasing team.
  • Tracking and improving against a backdrop of KPI’s aligned to internal and external customer requirements using analytical skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Conducting supplier visits both internally and externally to audit suppliers within the UK and abroad to evaluate capability, capacity, and process control.

SPTS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

For this role we are looking for someone who:

  • Is a strong negotiator with a proven background in category management
  • Can demonstrate experience in supply chain strategic management
  • Have an in-depth understanding of supply processes to ensure that all opportunities for cost reduction are identified and delivered
  • Has knowledge of MRP/ERP systems with a good solid understanding of supply chain replenishment mechanisms, experience of SAP and Enovia (PLM) systems would be advantageous
  • Is target driven and pro-active with the desire to grow this role and support the development of a Commodity Team in its goal to be highly effective in developing the Supply Chain needs of SPTS
  • Can work as part of an effective team or as an individual who can both utilise and support the team around them to achieve the departmental goals and has strong and effective communication skills
  • Is a self-starter who will meet a diverse set of challenges in an efficient and effective manner, and who strives for excellence in project delivery. Confidence to gain credibility with internal customers and persuade people to change/move in a different strategic direction

Qualifications Summary:

  • CIPS or MCIPS qualified or degree equivalent is desirable but not essential
  • Good IT Skills (minimum Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

**Hybrid working available**

Flexible start and finish times available

What we will offer you?

SPTS’s benefits package includes:

Annual leave starting at 25 days (plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, cash health plan, cycle to work scheme, global bonus plan, share scheme, rewards scheme, and life assurance.

KLA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

Minimum Qualifications

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

KLA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer