Materials Procurement Commodity Buyer

Broadcom Corporation Fort Collins , CO 80521

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Job Description:

As a commodity buyer with the Wireless Semiconductor Division (WSD), you will support tactical and strategic procurement activities in our Fort Collins fabs. This position comes with a broad and rewarding set of responsibilities in procurement support for new process development along with existing volume manufacturing. You will be working closely with other buyers, engineering, and other groups to source new materials for new products and processes as well as support materials for existing manufacturing requirements. You will serve as the conduit between Broadcom and key suppliers: managing the day to day communications, and ensuring material or equipment is available as needed.

Primary Function

Manage the identification, access, acquisition, and supply of designated commodities, and manage the relationship, contract development, and contracts execution with the supplier of such commodities..

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Buying supports the material flow into our 7*24 hour fab operation.

  • Commodity buyers must interact and maintain relationships with Logistics, Operations, Engineering (Process and R&D), Equipment Improvement Group (Maintenance and Engineering), SCT (Facilities), Materials Engineering, and Janitorial. This may include interacting face-to-face with multiple shifts depending on the commodity.

  • Overall supplier management includes action item lists, resolving issues, pushing for better Terms, price, responsiveness, and facilitating meetings to name just a few.

  • Organize, orchestrate, and conduct TQRDCEB supplier evaluations. Manage the suppliers to the objectives set by Broadcom.

  • Interaction with various components of the MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) is required. This may include PDCA, EMMA, Lot Starts, One Forecast, Fab Reports, Monitor Request, SQCS, Chemical Lot tracking, and Incorta.

  • Oracle is our ordering system. You will need to be proficient on all aspects of Oracle: PO, Transaction, Inventory, etc. Invoice problem resolution is a related task.

  • Monitoring and storing of COA/COCs (Certificates of Assurance/Compliance) is required.

  • At times it is necessary to interact with Broadcom Penang and/or Singapore, and international suppliers.

  • Forecast spending and judiciously purchase commodities while balancing forecast commitments, demand changes, and operational surprises.

  • Contracts: Ability to read and analyze contract language.

  • Strong analytical skills are required. Proficiency in our typical tools is required (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe).

  • Customer service for our internal partners is extremely important.

  • You will be required to provide back-up for others as defined by management.

  • We do business in a highly competitive and changing market place. As a commodity buyer you need to always be looking for ways to improve and change, and to challenge the norm.

  • Active participation in the department's annual and monthly planning process, and conformance to Broadcom Standards of Business Conduct and Procurement policies.


  • BS in Procurement or Business

  • Prior commodity buyer experience, and/or supply chain experience.

  • Enterprise resource planning experience with Oracle or SAP.

  • Strong PC and Microsoft Office skill.

  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic environment and to deliver results.

  • Track record of selfmotivated learning.

  • Demonstrated strong teamwork skills and ability to deliver results within a team environment.

  • Legal authorization to work in the US

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Materials Procurement Commodity Buyer

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