Technical Staff Engineer-Systems
Microchip Technology
Hong Kong, CN

Company Description

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of embedded control applications. Our product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories, and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM).

We also license Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a broad range of products.

Job Description

A Global Strategic Sourcing Manager co-ordinates the procurement strategy which requires an in-depth understanding of the global market to define strategy for supplier sourcing, risk management and identify new opportunities and innovation to fit in the overall company strategy.

The Global Strategic Sourcing Manager will work as a change agent to develop proactive approach to Strategic Sourcing Management by preventing potential problems and providing effective solutions in reaction to application of concepts, techniques, knowledge, or processes.

This position will work closely with the manufacturing and engineering divisions to provide timely technical and financial information to the applicable business leader(s).


  • Develop and execute global sourcing strategies : Supplier rationalization, supplier selection and qualification processes, supplier relationship and management programs, targeted improvements in total costs.
  • Comprehensive category profiles, including market analysis, benchmarking, and total cost of ownership. Identify and develop associated mitigation plans against factors that may affect total cost and / or assurance of supply.

  • Provide the leadership for developing successful supplier relationships, creating and negotiating supplier contracts or pricing agreements, managing all facets of supplier management activities for assigned categories, and completing regular supplier performance assessments.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities including make versus buy analysis; alternative sourcing utilizing benchmarking data, cost modeling and total cost analysis;
  • identify product / process improvements; execute competitive sourcing processes; analyze market trends; and leverage global spend.

  • Develop sources for market intelligence including worldwide supplier capabilities, purchasing groups, trade organizations / associations, trade journals, internet research and OEM's.
  • Drive lean transformation throughout the supply chain and continuous improvement in all aspects of the category procurement process.
  • Balance strategy development with the tactical execution necessary to execute cost reduction projects through contract negotiations, process changes, and implementation of sustainable cost controls.
  • Completes supplier analysis in order to acquire the best suppliers and to guarantee an optimum supply chain, and to assess potential assurance of supply risks (financial, stability, capacity, etc.).
  • As a member of the strategic sourcing group, you will work with other team members to share best practices and other developmental initiatives to help foster a learning environment focused on strategic sourcing management improvement and personal development.
  • Maintain the privacy and confidentially of information, protect the assets of the organization, act with ethics and integrity, report non-compliance, and adhere to all applicable laws and regulations.

  • 10+ years’ experience in global strategic sourcing management.
  • Experience managing global procurement responsibilities, using a strategic sourcing methodology including : opportunity analysis and identification, supplier selection, risk and compliance evaluation, contract negotiation, and financial analysis.
  • Experience managing PCBs and ABF substrates a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience and achievement in sourcing solutions
  • Excellent relationship management skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with suppliers, and internal business customers, and senior management.
  • Strong negotiation skills and knowledge of negotiation strategies required with previous experience with international sourcing.
  • Proven ability to drive positive change and build strong stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across multi-functional teams.
  • Self-starter who can build sourcing / procurement credibility within groups not accustomed to working with procurement.
  • Experience operating within fast-paced business.
  • Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving Skills, and Strong Communication Skills.
  • Computer skills such as ERP, MS Office (Advanced Excel), and MS Projects. Microsoft Dynamix a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required (approx. 20%).
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM) C.P.M, CPSM® or CPSM® or APICS CSCP or CPIM professional certifications are preferred or other applicable professional designation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from
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