Product Planner (Supply Chain Program Manager)
KLA-Tencor - Milpitas, CA

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Company Overview

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at .

Business Unit

The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.


A product planner will own the spare parts planning during the product life cycle for their product lines. The planner will work closely with Sales/Marketing, procurement and engineering to track installed base growth, manage global inventory levels and the overall spares business for their product line. The product planner will also be looking for ways to optimize the spares stocking strategy and be working with the supply chain team and manufacturing to identify opportunities for inventory reductions while maintaining customer service levels. Working technical knowledge of inspection and metrology tools is also needed to understand technical impacts on the supply chain.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience: 2 years experience in a high-tech supply chain environment or program managment preferably with direct customer interaction is preferred but not required

Skills: Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable presenting to internal and external customers. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills are a must. Ability to focus on complete business picture is also needed. Experience with MS-Access and other database management software is essential. Programming skills would be a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: BS/BA Business or related field with with 5yrs preferred concentration in Operations or Technical Supply Chain Management

OR MS/MBA with 3 yrs of experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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