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Western Digital
 
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The Senior Engineering Professional Services Global Commodity Manager is responsible for developing the global sourcing strategy for the Engineering Professional Services category. The person in this position would be recognized as the sourcing expert for Engineering Professional Services categories, would liaison with legal, act as Procurement ambassador to the business and integrate into the business to ensure a complete alignment and deep understanding of the business goals and partner in developing sourcing strategies. The goal is to be value-added sourcing partners to the business.  The person in this position will manage a team of sourcing commodity manager professionals. The Engineering Professional Services Global Commodity Manager position involves developing negotiation strategies, advising requestors on contract terms and conditions, monitoring cost and scope of assigned contracts to assure compliance, best value and validate/improve pricing. The Senior Professional Services Global Commodity Manager will recommend cost savings proposals including alternative sourcing and will exercise independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Sourcing
  • Develop global sourcing strategies
  • Work with various business stakeholder groups to identify and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), advise requestors with respect to contract terms and conditions
  • Conduct RFP and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance within company policy
  • Lead negotiations on commercial procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Change Orders balancing business deliverables, legal interests and pricing
  • Conduct analysis on proposals for supply of engineering contingent workforce, Engineering services, lab services, engineering staffing services and Engineering consultants
  • Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiate favorable business terms to leverage Western Digital purchasing power
  • Provide global contract expertise for sourcing of engineering Professional Service products and services for various business units
  • Evaluate single sourcing requests and ensure competitiveness
  • Research market intelligence to understand cost drivers and market trends
 
Category Management
  • Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of technology products and services at the highest value benefit to the company
  • Add value by being the subject matter expert on Professional Services categories/commodities and consulting internal clients on industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with various business engineering functions and develop a communication strategy to keep internal clients informed about procurement processes, supplier strategy, and procurement policies
 
Supplier Management
  • Manage supplier relationships with focus on supply risk management, contract risk management and cost management
  • Mediate supplier issues and resolve customer / supplier contract disputes if necessary
  • Lead and participate in quarterly business reviews with vendors to review performance and support mutually agreed upon improvement programs as required
  • Support ad-hoc reporting needs including supplier scorecards and other reporting
  • Develop supplier rationalization entitlements for each category
 
Contract Management
  • Evaluate processes and recommend improvements to standardize lifecycle contract and sourcing processes and systems
  • Ensure pricing & deliverables as negotiated are included in the contract; coordinate comparison of proposals and final contract terms
  • Act as liaison between Legal and the business
  • Ensure contract execution & retention, preferably through electronic signature process
  • Provide timely updates, support management reporting of quarterly reports and address any issues quickly 
 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and/or Experience    
  • Bachelor’s degree required with 7+ years of experience in category management and/or strategic sourcing of contingent workforce, HR services, financial services, consultants, call centers and RMA centers
  • MBA degree preferred
  • Law degree a plus
  • Subject matter expertise in sourcing & contracting tools (SAP and/or Oracle)
  • Certified Purchasing Manager - desirable
  • Contract Negotiation / Vendor Mgmt. / Influencing Skills
 
Specific Knowledge
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in negotiating and formulating technology contracts, understanding cost models and various price structures, management of contractual, IP and labor law risks
  • Demonstrated skills in project management required
  • Ability to work well in a high-pace dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure task completion and deadlines are met as required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
 
Communication Skills:
  • Communicate well in English both in verbal and written form
  • Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills required
  • Excellent team facilitation and presentation skills required
 
 

ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL

The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.


We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.


The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

 

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.

 

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

 
Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.

Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

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