Director of Procurement


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 Director of Procurement!

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 Director of Procurement leads the multi-site purchasing organization in all aspects of procurement for directs, in-directs, services, capital equipment and expansion projects. Establishes and manages raw material commodity strategies, supply contracts, and holds suppliers accountable for top performance in chemicals, packaging/filters, and MRO. Responsible for strategic sourcing, strategic supplier relationships, spend analysis, cost reduction objectives and roadmaps, supply assurance and securing best overall value while continuing to ensure that purchased materials support quality, cost, delivery, and service levels. This position partners with Finance, Quality, Manufacturing, Supplier Quality Engineering, R&D and Facilities, and provides leadership in problem solving, risk mitigation and new product development strategies.

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Key responsibilities for this role include:

Expert negotiator prepares and leads price negotiations strategies /tactics; avoids and/or mitigates increases and monitors feedstocks, currency, volumes, and leverage points to proactively lower prices in collaboration with key business stakeholders.

Lead and coordinate major projects, BIDS, global negotiations and agreements on chemicals, packaging, and filters, and services, contractors, equipment, and expansions with Engineering.

Escalate and engaging supplier CEO level as needed to support key initiatives, investments, and global challenges.

Manage supplier contract negotiations to ensure cost competitiveness and risk mitigation.

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.

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

Act as a project manager (develop, manage, and implement) for cross-functional teams to build strategic alignment to meet commercial objectives and supply assurance (i.e., force majeures, allocations, freight conflicts, etc.)

Responsible to manage all strategic and tactical sourcing tasks, site purchasing operations, and supplier engagement to drive roadmaps to improve supplier rating performance.

Procurement liaison to all different business units requiring strategic communication updates and alignment.

Establish, measure and report procurement KPI’s, including cost reduction and supplier performance.

Responsible for assignment of work, allocating resources, monitoring results, and controlling costs.

Responsible for procurement budget process, PPV and works closely with other business functions and key stakeholders to develop cost effective purchasing strategies in support of financial goals.

Lead, develop, train and mentor the Procurement team; drive a culture that emphasizes open communication, empowerment, recognition, and workplace safety.

Formulate and recommend SOP, policies, and programs that guide the organization to improve productivity and reduce costs.

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.


Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Business Management, Supply Chain Management with experience procuring chemicals; Master's degree preferred.

Progressive management experience (minimum of 10 years) working in semiconductor manufacturing and/or a fast-paced chemical manufacturing environment.

Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager, Director, or head of procurement.

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

Budget management experience (1-3 years).

Strong negotiation abilities, problem solving and leadership 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.

Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills and independent ability to fix 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.

This is a safety-sensitive position that requires candidates to successfully pass a post-offer drug screening prior to employment. One of the essential job functions is the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.


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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