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Senior Manager Materials Planning

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Vishay manufactures one of the world's largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. We help the world's most in-demand technologies come to life. Every day our products touch your life and the lives of people across the world, though you likely do not know it. Come join us and help us build The DNA of tech.


Where You’ll Work & The Scope:

Vishay Siliconix, a leader in the development of power semiconductor products which improves efficiency in electronic systems for consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, and military applications, is currently seeking a Senior Manager Materials Planning.  This position will be located in San Jose, California.


How You’ll Help Us Build the DNA of Tech


As Senior Manager Materials Planning you will oversees all worldwide activities related to supply chain planning, inventory control, on time delivery and revenue attainment for the Vishay Siliconix Mosfet HVM product line.  You will be responsible for identifying and leading projects designed to significantly improve Vishay Siliconix Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning process by driving improvement in forecast accuracy and inventory planning across our global business.  The projects will require strategic thinking, effective problem structuring, and an ability to influence diverse teams.  You will work through a team of both direct reports and matrixed representatives from various functions and locations.


Primary Responsibilities for HVM product line:

  • Direct the strategic and tactical activities of Scheduling, Planning, Forecasting and Supply Management Analytics.
  • Manage and maintain backlog scheduling, CBP/systems, Master Data, FE (Substrate, EPI, BMTL, Plating, Bump and Wafer) planning and back end build plans while maintaining acceptable inventory levels.
  • Formulate and utilize methods and systems for enhancing operational efficiencies, and control over supply and inventory.
  • Lead Sales Inventory & Operations Planning and Demand Planning within MRP (SAP) systems to ensure adequate supply and on-time delivery.
  • Control, monitor, and evaluate the materials process via key performance indicators and driving short and long-term improvements.
  • Determine budgetary needs for specified areas and manages to the set budget.
  • Identify planning service improvements and product standardization consistent with the expectations of the business.
  • Manage and maintain effective communication with cross-functional partners.
  • Utilize data analysis and reporting to support supply chain strategies, cost reduction efforts, inventory reduction targets, and compliance.


Experience You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent management experience. MBA preferred.
  • CSCP/CPIM certification or equivalent preferred.
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible corporate Supply Chain or Procurement leadership at a semiconductor or electronics manufacturing company.
  • Multi-site experience; global experience a plus
  • Solid experience in direct material strategic sourcing (preferably electronics). Highly results-oriented and focused on business priorities with a successful record of accomplishments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Visio, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Significant materials planning and systems (ERP) background required (SAP APO); including inventory optimization.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent problem-solving skills – able to identify problems and/or opportunities for improvement and assesses viable solutions. Develop and execute comprehensive action plans.
  • Excellent supplier relationship management skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments concurrently, including ability to assess and manage priorities.
  • Effective communications skills, particularly the ability to communicate technical expertise.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to build rapport with Operations and cross-functional colleagues, and be able to foster collaborative relationships.
  • Strong leadership skills.




Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally including:


  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with 5% company match
  • Paid Time off
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement




Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally. Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.


 Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto