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Director, Supply Chain Duties: Develop and execute long term Capital Equipment Sourcing strategies aligned with vision. Develop and drive various license agreement with suppliers for long term win-win outcome. Secure Intellectual Property by driving Joint Collaboration Agreements. Work collaboratively with Equipment R&D engineers and capital procurement managers to develop and execute cell and module manufacturing equipment strategies. Assess and select potential new equipment suppliers. Project manage the introduction of new toolsets including spec development, manufacturing monitoring, tool delivery, and installation. Enforce adherence to Supplier Management System. Achieve cost, quality, and delivery goals and objectives for solar cell and module equipment. Strive to achieve competitive sourcing among multiple qualified suppliers through development and execution of commodity strategies. Develop and negotiate supply contracts. Design and execute enhanced new product introduction business processes. Manage supplier performance and capability development. Travel requirements vary and may be extensive at times.
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Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of people management experience. Advanced degree preferred. BS/BA degree required; Engineering degree preferred. MBA Degree. Paralegal Certification or an extensive experience in IP centric deal management a plus. OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience. 10+ years’ experience in a procurement, manufacturing operations, and IP knowledge and Contract Management. Experience with highly technical capital equipment a must. Experience assessing and rating the financial and operational capability of potential suppliers. Experience in various I.P. centric deals e.g. Joint Development Agreement, Exclusivity Agreement, Cross Licensing Deals. Experience strategic sourcing/selling high-tech, complex capital equipment, preferably semiconductor or Solar manufacturing equipment Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a highly matrixed environment Ability to successfully interact and positively influence at all levels within organizations, included executive levels Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Fluent in English. Speaking Chinese would be a benefit in this role. Ability to assess the financial condition and operational capability of suppliers. Strong business acumen. Experience with Asia-based capital equipment suppliers. Outsourcing experience a plus. Extensive contract negotiation experience. Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection.
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