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Skyworks Director, Sourcing in Woburn, Massachusetts

Director, Sourcing

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Date:Sep 27, 2022

Location: Woburn, MA, 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: 68515

Job Description

Leadership role, the Director – Indirect Sourcing is a working manager responsible for creating and driving strategic sourcing for a group of spend categories with enterprise-wide responsibilities for the procurement strategies of indirect spend categories as well as collaboration with multiple corporate functions to secure optimal purchasing opportunities for Skyworks. Strategic business partner, interfacing at all levels of the company, with the ability to understand internal customer needs and drive results to achieve customer satisfaction. This position is also responsible for driving continuous improvement of procurement processes throughout Skyworks and provides expertise to business leaders in planning and implementing supply chain strategies to achieve business goals and objectives. This position has multi-million dollar financial and enterprise risk mitigation responsibilities.

Responsibilities & Skills


  • Lead creation and implementation of sourcing and demand management strategies for assigned categories of spend, manage the development of RFx materials, detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas. Leverage key metrics to identify problem areas and adopt current and emerging business models with an entrepreneurial mindset and creative approach to drive best practice.

  • Lead and coach a team responsible to strategically partner with business unit leaders and contribute to client strategy by providing procurement expertise and strategic partnering for purchasing opportunities. Counsel stakeholders regarding purchasing processes, technology capabilities and policies to assist in the procurement lifecycle.

  • Build and manage relationships with priority business executives to support implementation of business strategies through advanced procurement initiatives and team alignment, facilitate the entire indirect sourcing process and closely collaborate with clients to select and award business to suppliers. Demonstrates a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy, presents an executive-level presence, and balances multiple stakeholder interests simultaneously.

  • Create, drive and mentor staff in long-term strategic planning efforts for assigned indirect sourcing categories including advanced multi-year category strategies designed to anticipate enterprise-wide requirements while optimizing forecasted shifts in both supply markets, industry trends and supplier economic cycles.

  • Lead the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing contracts to accomplish lowest total system cost and savings objectives as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas.

  • Conduct category spend analyses and reporting, supplier stratification, supply market and category industry research as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas.

  • Provide oversight and evaluate ethical procurement practices of contracted goods and services which includes compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

  • Hire, develop, motivate, and retain high performing staff. Provide guidance on assigned activities and ensure follow-through on assigned tasks and projects. Evaluate performance and provide guidance and/or recognition.


  • Proven leadership skills – ability to motivate others to quickly achieve results in a matrixed environment

  • Uses knowledge of industry and market trends to develop and champion long-term strategies

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively persuade others to listen, commit, and act on a new approach

  • Strategic mindset with excellent executive presence and organizational savvy

  • Self-confident with an ability to accept and respond to challenges in a positive manner

  • Manages change, ambiguity, complexity and drives for results

  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Effectively presents complex topics in a concise manner to audiences at various levels and in various sizes

  • Broad understanding of business issues, metrics, organizational linkages and customer value

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills in addition to advanced project leadership and management skills

  • Superior program and project management skills

  • Advanced analytical ability

  • Extensive knowledge of assessing and recommending creative and time-sensitive solutions


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing, Liberal Arts, or Industrial Engineering preferred

  • 10+ years’ experience in a procurement role

  • 7 years’ indirect sourcing experience with expertise in influencing business strategy and vendor relations

  • 5 years’ experience in management and leading cross divisional teams

  • Superior negotiation skills, developed through significant corporate sourcing environment experience

  • Experience writing/generating RFxs to suppliers and leading teams in complex RFx projects

  • Excellent quantitative, analytical and project management skills

  • Strong influencing skills that can be used to lead teams and build partnerships with internal resources and Skyworks’ supply base


  • Master’s or post-graduate Degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferred

  • Certification in or equivalent training in Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

  • Project planning and management experience

  • Prior experience managing diverse stakeholder interests and expectations


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:WoburnNearest Secondary Market:Boston Job Segment: Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Industrial Engineer, Project Manager, Operations, Engineering, Technology

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