Procurement team responsible for Foundry and Fab Capital Equipment Supplier Management
The team is responsible to manage relationships and business with top tier wafer foundries to procure ASIC wafers, and suppliers of wafer fab capital equipment for our memory manufacturing wafer fabs in Japan. Each of these suppliers are very large companies and our relationship with them is highly strategic. Daily interactions for the team, within SanDisk, include cross functional interactions with various Operations, Technology Development, Manufacturing and Engineering organizations. Externally, we work with our key suppliers on a daily basis. Activities include supplier negotiations related to pricing, capacity commits, and business allocations, issuing of POs, supplier performance review, spend and costs analysis, supplier projects’ tracking, Dashboards and Quarterly Supplier Business Reviews.
The team is very involved in our 3D NAND technology development and manufacturing projects related to the fab capital equipment suppliers. On the foundry front, we continuously drive cost improvements and capacity commitments from our suppliers for our advanced node ASICs.