Sr. Buyer 1

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Irvine, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 68523 

Job Description


Senior Sourcing Analyst Job Description


The Sourcing Analyst provides Commodity managers support and maintenance to numerous databases used within Foundry Strategic Sourcing group. He/She will maintain vendor performance information, will be responsible for generating supplier and External Sourcing scorecards and is key in aligning materials/information needed for the Business Reviews with suppliers. 
The Sourcing Analyst will also conduct data collection, analysis/reporting to the Masterfile and cost modelling databases. Will also assists in analyzing and generating business case from the RFQ responses to the site selection team. 


Responsibilities and Duties


  • Prepare and consolidate data analysis presentations for internal business reviews, supplier negotiation, market benchmarking, QBR’s and industry trends
  • Supports sourcing managers with RFIs, RFPs, financial and performance clauses, metrics, terms, and rebates/penalties to ensure the best bid among various vendors 
  • Works with cross functional team to consolidate supplier scorecard rating to ensure there’s aligned view across supply base
  • Creates complex spreadsheets, documents, reports, and presentations for business case analysis 
  • Automate/create an interface for Masterfile and cost modelling database tool 
  • Performs economic research and prepares analyses (e.g., negotiable spend, supplier financial analysis, Total Cost of Ownership, financial models, etc.) to identify qualified suppliers and evaluate supplier reliability 
  • Supports and enforces Procurement policies, Sarbanes-Oxley, Supplier Diversity policy, Risk management updates, Conflict minerals and all other audit and regulated procurement requirements to ensure compliance 
  • Using actuals and pipeline data assemble COGS forecast for review with Operations and Finance leads monthly. Recommend any forecast changes. Analyze pipeline data to build annual budget 

Knowledge and Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Finance or related field.
  • Attention to numerical details and able to work with complex databases. 
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, databases and other related software operations. Preferably with programming and database exposure.
  • Proficient in using the research problem to guide relevant data gathering and benchmarking; develops a working knowledge of literature related to research problem; gathers data that represent all sides of business case.
  • Skilled at identifying basic measurement requirements and possible indicators for individual, group, department, and business unit results; demonstrates ability to use multiple methods to measure performance; sets meaningful goals and objectives 
  • Generates reports in appropriate format using basic software; reviews to ensure accuracy and completeness; identifies issues (e.g., missing variables, incorrect data, etc.)
  • Create highly complex cost and price estimates 
  • Perform price and cost analysis on vendor proposals or quotes by reviewing in detail significant direct and indirect cost elements for realism and reasonableness.
  • Forecasts price and cost trends, economic factors and efficiencies in production for different contract performance periods using analytical techniques such as random sampling, and cost modeling.
  • Experience in manufacturing financial environment preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience.






Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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