Purchasing Manager


Who We Are

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A., Inc., is a global leader in chemical solutions which enable the semiconductor industry and the digital universe. We have an exciting opportunity at our Mesa, Arizona facility for a Purchasing Manager!

With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan, local sales offices throughout the world and on-site applications support, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials supplies the world's top tier semiconductor manufacturers with a broad array of products and services used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process.

The Role

The Purchasing Manager will manage raw material commodity strategies and hold suppliers accountable for top performance in Chemicals, Packaging and MRO. This role is responsible for supply assurance and securing best overall value while continuing to ensure that purchased materials support quality, cost, delivery, and service levels. This position works closely with Finance, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D and Facilities, provides leadership in problem solving, price negotiations, cost containment strategies and enhancing supplier relationships.

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Key responsibilities for this role include:

Hands-on day-to-day purchasing role. Supervises 2-3 team members on procurement activities for chemicals, packaging, filters, and MRO.

Responsible for problem solving, sourcing, relationships, and supply assurance to keep the plant operating.

Manages price negotiations, savings, avoidances, strategies, and tactics and creates leverage with suppliers using feedstocks, currency, volumes, and supplier escalation as needed.

Partners with Facilities & Maintenance on CapEx projects and service agreements, including RFI/RFP’s, side-by-side analysis, recommendations, and legal contracts.

Leads internal cross functional teams and supplier meetings to drive supply chain improvements, capacity and capabilities, and cost-down roadmaps to provide competitive and aligned product pricing roadmaps to its customers.

Evaluates potential and existing suppliers based on the required performance specifications, quality and cost.

Partners with Business Management, Supplier Quality, Planning, Operations, and our suppliers to improve quality, inventory management, and drive our supplier’s processes closer to world class performance levels.

Proactively assesses the risk of supply interruption situations, puts in place remedial action and corrective measures. Manages emergency supply chain situations.

Point of contact for Business Unit Directors to solve procurement issues at plant level.

Develops and maximizes automation tools to increase productivity and value add.

Owns and maintains site Purchasing policies, procedures, and changes to ensure accuracy.

Participates in customer audits, procurement reviews at strategic business unit meetings, and Finance budget processes.

Maintains Service contracts and service vendors; leads contract renewal process.

Owns Supplier Ratings and meets with suppliers to design plans to achieve 100%.

Leads early R&D involvement to design and target viable suppliers with desired scales, price curves and capabilities.

Manage overall 3rd Party Toll relationships to ensure raw material supplier, product supply, increased process efficiencies and best practices.

Leads supplier forecasting communications with Planning to drive production campaigns, on-hand inventory, safety stocks and consignment.


Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management or related field, Master’s degree preferred.

Progressive management experience (min 8 years) in a specialty chemical manufacturing industry or related industry

Sourcing experience with domestic and international vendor sourcing, vendor certification, and terms & contract negotiation/administration (5+ years)

Previous budget management experience (1-3 years).

Working knowledge of Purchasing Law, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Roberson Patman is preferred.

Strong negotiation abilities.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated competence in SAP, software applications, Microsoft outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lotus notes.

Strong experience in developing purchasing procedures, approaches, price negotiations and supplier relationships.

Strong verbal, written and presentation skills and independent ability to solve problems.

Ability to manage multiple tasks, set deadlines and work well with others required.

Teamwork, integrity, and accuracy of work required.

Ability to travel to suppliers, and other FFEM sites.


Resilience - Adapting well in the face of workplace stressors, the ability to work effectively and efficiently in high stress and conflict situations, the ability to remain poised under all circumstances, the ability to maintain regular attendance and be punctual.

Communication - The ability to successfully and professionally express and exchange ideas and meanings with all levels of employees in the organization, the ability to interact appropriately with a variety of individuals including customers/clients, the ability to work as an integral part of a team, ability to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.

Reasoning and decision-making - The ability to understand, remember and follow verbal and written instructions, the ability to reason logically and make sound decisions.

Comprehension - The ability to complete tasks without direct supervision, the ability to simultaneously address multiple complete problems.

Organizational skills - Ability to multitask without loss of efficiency or accuracy, the ability to work and sustain attention with distractions and interruptions, the ability to perform in situations requiring speed, deadlines or productivity quotas.

FUJIFILM Electronics Materials, U.S.A., Inc., is part of the Fujifilm family – a company that has been evolving and transforming for more than 85 years. Fujifilm is focused on four strategic business areas: Advanced Materials, including electronic materials for semiconductor manufacturing; Imaging; Healthcare; and products and services to support Business Innovation. As a global company, Fujifilm has revenues of $21 billion, with 310 group companies and 73,275 employees worldwide.

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Fujifilm about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Fujifilm via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Fujifilm, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Fujifilm for this requisition and a valid agreement with Fujifilm is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Fujifilm agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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