Materials Program Manager
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
Req ID: JR - 0000038100
The Materials Program Manager will be responsible for activities and requirements of materials, cost, ODM/CM management for WD branded products & SanDisk branded products based in Taiwan. He or She will work directly with the CMs, ODMs, Engineering team, Planners, Commodity managers and component suppliers to help drive smooth flow of materials within the given cost target.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
§ Manages ODM/CM BOM cost and MVA, consolidate quarterly price book for sustaining programs
§ Works with Development/Engineering on materials needs assessment
§ Develops sourcing strategy with Commodity Management
§ Provides guidance to suppliers during the development phase including schedules and costs.
§ Drives Commodity Management, Development and Engineering teams to meet direct material cost objectives; develops BOM cost for Production Quarter One (PQ1)
§ Works opportunities for cost reduction by design, quality enhancements and strategic leadership
§ Creates/maintains Material Planners for all development builds.
§ Manage all material plan changes (H/M Matrices, Sourcing Strategy and Material Planners)
§ Oversee and authorize all tooling and raw material starts for components in order to achieve program milestones.
§ Manage any component and/or tooling changes throughout development while minimizing any impact to development milestones.
§ Oversee program expenditures (includes tooling & components)
§ Inventory control for assigned programs
§ Provides direction and guidance to tactical and strategic process improvements in establishing policies/standards
§ Works directly with multi-function teams and suppliers to address issues that may impact schedule and supply
§ Manages and represents qualification status through development, and supports post transfer qualifications as required
§ Works with Finance to establish costs in development phases
§ Attends program management meetings (kick-offs, readiness reviews), design reviews and transfer review meetings as the senior leader for the materials organization and presents status of program ramp, materials availability & cost, product deviations, etc. as needed
§ Participates in a lead role in the development of strategic goals and objectives enabling the Materials department to meet overall Corporate goals
§ Manages material availability for pre-production builds, product deviations to meet the production ramp plan, as well as presenting program ramp status in the various development and executive reviews
Education and/or Experience