Materials Program Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

ESI is a brand within the MKS Instruments Equipment & Solutions Division. The ESI portfolio consists of laser-based micro manufacturing systems and component test systems that are used worldwide by manufacturers in the electronics industry to process the materials and components that are an integral part of the electronic devices and systems in use today. Leveraging over 40 years of laser-material interaction expertise and applied laser technology, ESI solutions enable customers to optimize production by providing more control, greater application flexibility and more precise manipulation of a wide range of materials. The result is higher production quality, increased throughput and higher back-end yields at a lower total cost of ownership., We are looking for an exceptional Materials Program Manager who can lead the development and production transfer of materials and supply chain for highly complex new product introductions (NPI). This broad role is a key NPI team member who collaborates closely with Engineering, Program Management, Materials, Finance and Manufacturing to ensure on-time NPI that meets all cost, quality and operational targets. * Optimizes, tracks and reports material and product costs and lead times to management * Influences supplier selections in collaboration with Engineering and Commodity Management * Prepares products for production release via Bills of Materials, Engineering Change Orders and related * Leads materials procurement activities and management from prototype through volume production transfer * Ensures volume production success internationally at internally managed factories and with contract manufacturers * Pursues DFx (Design For x) opportunities cross-functionally to optimize product cost and lead time prior to release * Identifies and leads NPI process improvements that influence upstream outcomes that optimize operational targets What will you bring to the team, along with your curiosity, operational and supply chain proficiency, and structure to effectively managed complex programs and product transfers is: * Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Operations or equivalent * At least 10 years of related supply chain, materials or operations experience * ERP/MRP and PLM systems experience and proficiency (SAP ERP/MRP preferred) * Track record of developing and leading continuous improvement projects * NPI and formal program management training and leadership experience preferred * APICS/ASCM/ISM certification preferred MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

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