Director - Semiconductor/EDA

Location: San Diego, California
Posted On: 9/7/2017
Job Code: 1957593_8358
Job Description
• The successful candidate will be a strategic sourcing professional in our San Diego, CA facility, responsible for setting the overall strategy, process, execution, negotiation and supplier management of electronic design automation (EDA) tools and related outsourced design services to support our expanding product development portfolio.
• Consultant in Strategic Sourcing EDA will enable our design teams with the flexibility, scalability, predictability and productivity they need to effectively deliver our leading technology to market on time and within budget.
• The successful candidate will be required to partner with design and EDA engineering groups to explore solutions, perform ROI analysis and recommend make vs. buy decisions with spends totaling in excess of $100M per year.
• He or She will partner with EDA and IT Compute teams to ensure coordinated and strategic tool usage based on analytics and measurement to predictions. Execution of strategies will require coordination with contracts, legal and multiple suppliers for EDA contract drafting, negotiation and execution.
• This is a key hybrid role that requires strong business acumen, technical skills and a broad knowledge of semiconductor system hardware, software and firmware.
• The candidate must have experience working with EDA suppliers, engineering, IT, product management, legal and finance teams to develop and execute an industry leading product portfolio plan. Demonstrated innovative business model creation, successful negotiation outcomes and timely execution of agreements required.

• Responsibilities include:
• Engage with all stakeholders to develop a worldwide sourcing strategy for EDA and related design services that aligns with the overall business objectives.
• Identify suitable software tools and services, evaluate product trade-offs, develop innovative business models that provide flexibility and scalability.
• Lead commercial negotiations including cross-functional team members.
• Provide input into stakeholder scope of requirements while offering commercial suggestions for value creation and maintaining a competitive environment. An effective team player and leader that drives a successful procurement in balance of cost, value, risk and timing in a matrix oriented environment and coordinates the contracting activity.
• Alignment with procurement management, design and EDA engineering and EDA suppliers.
• Capture and communicate to internal stakeholders best practice methodologies for development of an EDA negotiation playbook (strategies/outlook).
• 10+ years experience negotiating EDA agreements
• Demonstrated influence with EDA executives at EDA suppliers including Synopsys, Cadence and Mentor Graphics

Minimum Qualifications:
• Candidate must be familiar with EDA flows and Tools required for design and development of high performance custom and ASIC ICs in leading edge process nodes

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proven experience in managing multiple, simultaneous, complex sourcing events and contractual activities
• Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent planning, analytical and negotiation skills
• Working knowledge of the patent process and IP protection
• Proven track record of team leadership, innovation, and execution
• Masters Business Administration desired MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent Masters Business Administration desired

Category:IT  code:new
Job Requirements
Supply management, product management, EDA, engineering, ASIC design flow

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