Job Code | #176

Director/Senior Director, Sourcing & Procurement


Aliso Viejo, CA

Job Overview:

Do you enjoy working in a creative fast-growing entrepreneurial environment? With indie you´ll never walk alone! We place high value on our teams and pursue excellence for our employees and customers!

indie is an Autotech solutions innovator. We focus on edge sensors spanning multiple modalities including LiDAR, radar, ultrasound and vision for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, connected car, user experience and electrification applications.

Reporting to the COO, the Director/Senior Director, Sourcing & Procurement is responsible for strategic sourcing for all direct material, manufacturing services, indirect spending and the management of procurement systems and processes. The preferred location is in Orange County, California, but other locations are possible.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with all suppliers to the company

  • Negotiate and manage agreements for production supply, inventory management, and cost improvement of semiconductor foundry, assembly, and test services

  • Work internally across business, engineering, and operational teams to drive supply and inventory strategies and execution

  • Achieve consistent cost improvements across all sourcing areas

  • Engage deeply to resolve problems to ensure supply security to our customers

  • Facilitate sourcing strategy and cost improvement of indirect purchases, including software tools, intellectual property, design blocks, lab equipment and other items

  • Implement and maintain procurement processes, systems, and controls, including in ERP system

  • Partner with Design Engineering, Product Engineering & Supply Chain Management to coordinate new Product Introductions

Job Requirements:

With us, you must love being part of an organization where everyone makes a difference and contributes to the company's success. Creativity, Ownership and Excellence are what we value.

These are the skills and know how an ideal candidate would bring. We understand that nobody is perfect! After all, your new job should challenge you and you should have the possibilities to grow.

  • BS/MS in Business or Supply Chain Management or Engineering discipline, MBA preferred

  • Procurement certification is preferred, such as CIPS, CPSM, CSCP

  • 10+ years of strategic sourcing and supplier relations experience in the semiconductor industry and 5+ years in a leadership role

  • Existing working relationships and history across semiconductor foundries and assembly/test subcontractors in Asia, North America, and Europe

  • Proven ability to build supplier relationships both formally and informally up to senior management levels

  • Experience with new product development, including anticipating new requirements and planning for their impact on the supply chain

  • Strong problem solving and teamwork leadership skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills and understanding of contract development, and law

  • Experience using MRP, automated procurement systems and B2B capabilities

  • Experience building and maintaining solid procurement systems and controls as part of a robust quality management and SOX compliant system

  • Cost accounting understanding/experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, etc.) or similar software


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