Sr Director Boards Procurement

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Sr. Director, Boards Procurement



This role will be responsible for managing the sourcing organization who are responsible for all of AMD’s board spend.  This includes price negotiation, contract management, delivery execution, inventory management, forecasting, supplier performance management, as well as defining and executing on the long-term strategy for component engagements.  Candidate will be expected to establish and maintain relationships with key executives at our key suppliers and with the key stakeholders within AMD Business Units.  Requires strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to summarize complex issues for executives internal to AMD and with component partners.   Role will require partnering with functional, technical, legal, finance, and supply chain to execute commercial agreements.   



The candidate should have a proven track record in developing technical relationships on behalf of BU serving as one voice to suppliers on roadmap/technology (strategic) needs. In addition, the candidate will drive roadmap alignment with supplier partners to yield optimal solution cost, capability and ensuring continuity of supply and clear ownership of inventory liability.




  • Responsible for all aspects of cost, quality and delivery required to achieve revenue and margin targets for AMD Boards
  • Work with Board Operations team to create a NPI cost model which meets the need of the Business Units and is in line with the costs of high volume manufacturing boards
  • Develop a strategy to reduce/eliminate supply shortages and provide cost management in line with AMD market share growth targets
  • Create and chair a Board Sourcing Council with representation from Board Operations and all Business Units to align on board strategy and execution
  • Use this Sourcing Council to align on standardization of components where possible across all boards which are built both internally and externally
  • Create KPIs and strategic goals/milestones for the Board Sourcing team
  • Identify those suppliers we wish to establish as strategic partners and lead AMD’s executive relationship with each
  • Develop a supplier scorecard and hold regular reviews with each strategic partner
  • Identify, develop and retain world-class talent across AMD global sites. Hire key resources as fast as possible to enable this team to achieve it’s goals



Knowledge Skills and Experience:

  • Electronics Industry experience
  • Demonstrated success with planning, conducting, and closing complex negotiations
  • Willingness to travel Internationally 
  • Multi-source supplier network & outsourced manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated successful experience at a senior manager level with broad supply chain responsibilities
  • Progressive responsibility in Supply Planning, Materials, Product Development, Procurement, and Logistics
  • Experience in ERP initiatives, Advanced Planning Systems, and familiarity with a broad variety of supply chain concepts, practices, and procedures and specific expertise in global supply chain
  • Ability to engage in collaborative problem-solving efforts with C-level management and external contacts regarding supply chain issues as well as accounting and financial issues
  • Strong leadership and communications skills



BS/BA:  Specialty in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering with MBA preferred



Austin, TX



Requisition Number: 168361 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Supply Chain

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