Sr. Service Inventory 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.


The GSS Service Inventory Senior Manager is responsible for setting inventory goals, monitoring and forecasting all aspects related to global service inventory as well as driving a multi-disciplinary and matrixed organization to achieve inventory targets. This person will work closely with GSS finance, procurement, planning and product teams to set and control inventory levels, manage quarterly reserve setting, support internal and external audits, execute quarterly excess scrap and perform in-depth inventory analyses whose findings lead to improved inventory performance across the world.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: BS/BA Business or related field with preferred concentration in Operations or Supply Chain Management (MS/MBA preferred a plus).

Experience: 5 years experience in a high-tech supply chain environment. Specific Inventory Management or Finance experience preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience working with exec level staff members on operational and financial reviews

Skills: Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable coordinating tasks across multiple functions. Must be comfortable working at all levels in the organization from front-line staff to C-level executives. The candidate is required to be a strong team player with excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to drive to results while maintaining excellent relationships. Experience with MS-Access and other database management is essential. Programming skills would be a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

5 years experience in complex manufacturing supply chain environment.

Understanding of basic inventory management and reserve setting.

BS/BA degree.

Excellent written and oral comunication skills including ability to work with others across all levels within the corporation.

Experience with MS-Access/other database management.

Strong ability to influence within a team.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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