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Buyer, Indirect Purchasing & M&A

158017
San Jose, CA, United States
Oct 7, 2019

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At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice. From the start, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world's first 5G networks, we empower the world's builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and enhance people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx we care deeply about creating meaningful development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We foster an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters - world class technology that improves the way we live and work. We are ONEXILINX.

 

The Buyer, Indirect Purchasing & M&A reports to the Senior Commodity Manager, Global Indirect Purchasing and is responsible for working across business units and various support groups to manage projects related to improving the procurement process.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining responsibility for a small number of standard procurement deals:
    • Coordination with business owner in developing Statements of Work (SOWs)
    • Preparation and administration of Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quote (RFQ), and Requests for Proposal (RFP)
    • Analysis of supplier responses, quotes, and legal agreements
    • Leading and facilitation of supplier selection, pricing negotiations, contract negotiations, interaction with both parties’ Legal representation and other departments as appropriate and obtaining organizational buy-in
    • Managing the purchasing process from beginning to end
  • Managing and leading projects related to improving the procurement process including:
    • Streamlining the procure-to-pay process
    • Integrating new companies as part of merger & acquisition (M&A) activity
  • Pre & post M&A activities including: 
    • Communicating and collaborating with various stakeholders
    • Planning integration activities and executing in partnership with team members
    • Identify challenges and drive solutions to ensure a successful integration
    • Documenting best practices for future M&A activities
    • Evaluating and implementing business process improvement activities

 

Deal and Contract Negotiations 

  • Maintains negotiation preparations by defining alternatives to a negotiated agreement
  • Able to outline the main opportunities for negotiation and identify business risks and appropriate mitigations
  • Manages cost roadmap data, spend and saving summary calculation

Sourcing Strategy

  • Has a strong understanding of the key elements involved in establishing a comprehensive sourcing strategy
  • Proposes solutions for procurement deals
  • Identifies and implements procurement process improvement projects, savings management, and reporting

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in procurement or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or work. 
  • BA/BS degree in Management, Engineering, Operations, or Finance is preferred
  • Have experience selecting and managing suppliers, including negotiating price, risk management, and contract management
  • APICS / ISM desired
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills a must
  • Strong interpersonal skills (both internal and external)
  • Project management experience, PMP preferred
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